excess left over wool

by Nicole
(Douglas Park NSW Australia)

I have been given my grandmothers wool collection since she passed.

Most of it is acrylic 8 ply wools and I have a pattern for some house booties that I love to do but they are knitted in 14 ply wool. Is there a way of using the 8 ply (maybe multiple strands???) to get the same outcome with the pattern as what I would get with the 14ply?

There are some gorgeous colours that have been left to me and I would prefer to be able to use what I have instead of buying more wool.

I have knitted these booties for several charities and aged care facilities and would love to do more as I know that my gran would approve.

Regards
Nicole

YOUR ANSWER


Doubling 8 ply would give you the equivalent of a 16 ply which is a little thicker/heavier than a 14 ply.

You might still be able to get it to work by knitting your slippers on smaller needles. I would suggest that you knit a tension square on needles one size smaller than those used in the pattern and see how you go.

If the tension square is still too big, go down one more size.

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