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how do you figure out the wpi for a yarn suggested in a pattern?<br><br>
dh changed his mind on the pf sweater i'm gonna make him an chose <a href="http://www.interweave.com/knit/books/files/Stash12_13.pdf" target="_blank">this</a> instead (sorry, no pic)<br><br>
I got gauge with size 7's using pf... think it'll work?
 

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wpi = wraps per inch<br><br>
I wrap the yarn (not pulled super tight, but snug) around a wooden ruler, and count the wraps that fall within 1" on the ruler <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I know how to find wpi but how do I know how to compare it to the yarn suggested in the pattern? Or doesn't it matter?
 

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ah-ha, now I understand, LOL! I generally don't look at wpi when I'm subbing a yarn - I go by the yardage per ounce of each of them. But, you might be able to find the wpi on yarndex.com<br><br>
the classic elite montera usign int he pattern is 1.75 oz to 127 yards (or, 72.5 yards per ounce). PF is 4 ounces to 200 yards (or 50 yards per ounce) So, the peace fleece is going to be a bit thicker, and with the cables, I'd think that overall it'll be pretty dense on 7's with the PF. Like, stand up on it's own dense.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ah-ha, now I understand, LOL! I generally don't look at wpi when I'm subbing a yarn - I go by the yardage per ounce of each of them. But, you might be able to find the wpi on yarndex.com<br><br>
the classic elite montera usign int he pattern is 1.75 oz to 127 yards (or, 72.5 yards per ounce). PF is 4 ounces to 200 yards (or 50 yards per ounce) So, the peace fleece is going to be a bit thicker, and with the cables, I'd think that overall it'll be pretty dense on 7's with the PF. Like, stand up on it's own dense.</div>
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I gauged with three needles sizes:<br>
got 18/in with size 7<br>
16.5/in with size 8<br>
and 14/in with size 9<br><br>
would going with size 8's instead og 7's help? I really want to use pf but also want it to fit and be comfy for him.
 

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do you like the feel of the fabric on the 8's? Keeping in mind that the cabling will bulk it up a good bit. Plus, if you go with the 8's, the gauge is off, so the sweater will come out bigger.<br><br>
If it were me, I'd probably find a different pattern to use with the PF.
 

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I'd do a cable swatch with the 8s, but yeah, that's going to be a serious sweater. The yarn they're using sounds like a light and fluffy woollen-spun yarn, and PF is anything but.
 
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