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Gauge Yarn Question

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Hi .:)    I was wondering when you do gauge do i have to use the same yarn in the pattern in order to get the gauge?:(

What do you guys think?

 

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You should use the same yarn weight group, but you don't need the exact brand.  If it doesn't give the weight on the pattern, you can usually find out by googling it, unless it's a vintage yarn.  Even then, the same weight/different brand can vary a bit, because the weight class is a range (example worsted/medium/US#4 weight spans 9-12 WPI.  Link to WPI info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarn_weight

 

 

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Are you asking about the yarn suggestion in the pattern or the yarn you're planning to use to make the project? 

Gauge swatches need to be done using the same yarn you're planning to use for the project. Yarn can vary in thickness by color, even if it's the same brand. For example, lavender caron pounder is much thicker than dark purple caron pounder. So, the gauge for lavender is different than the one for dark purple. 

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