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Thread/Yarn Sizes, 10= worsted weight?

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Is size 10 thread equal to ww? Aunt Lydia's denim says it is a worsted weight, size ten yarn. so can I substitute DMC traditions in patterns that call for ww cotton?

 

Thanks for any help.

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Nope, size 10 thread isn't equal to worsted weight. It's a lot thinner than ww. DMC Traditions would probably use a size 7 steel hook, which is about 1.5 mm. Aunt Lydia's Denim suggests a size H-8 hook, which is about 5 mm, or nearly 3-1/3 times bigger than the size 7 steel hook.

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Thanks for the quick reply ... so then how does Aunt Lydia's get listed as a size 10 crochet thread? Grrrr.

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I know Aunt Lydias does make a size 10 thread, I bought some through Herschnerrs (sp?...can never remember where to put the double-r's!) and btw, love it, making a doily with some right now.

They also make the denim, which I've also used before, and I think that's the worsted weight one. Made a tote with that.

Sally

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What is the thickest thread? Would that be size 3? And what weight would be closest to that, like a DK weight?

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What is the thickest thread? Would that be size 3? And what weight would be closest to that, like a DK weight?

 

Bernat's Cool Crochet is listed as dk weight and it is the equivalent of size 3. I compared it in a store.

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