# Instruction Clarification

To create gauge it states: work 1 strand of worsted and 1 strand of superwash sock twist together. (This is just a portion, but the part that I don’t understand what to do) I know that worsted is 4 ply and fingering (sock) is 1 ply. Do I need to separate the worsted ply into 4 separate strands and use 1 strand with the fingering?

No 1 strand of the worsted is 4 ply and then you have the superwash is 1 ply so your gauge is actually worked in 5 ply.

Thank you VERY much!!! Have a blessed day.

Just a note though… you need to stop thinking of yarn weight with ply. Yarn weight is determined by stitches per inch. Fingering yarn is a #1 on the yarn weight scale, BUT it can be made with multiple plies. It all depends on how thin the original yarn was spun. The numbers you see on labels give you an easy way to tell what weight the yarn is without having to figure out the gauge based on the listed stitches per inch. They don’t having anything to do with ply.
https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html
The reason I’m commenting on this again is because if someone says they are using 4 ply yarn we don’t really know what weight they are using since any yarn weight can technically be 4 ply.
http://web.archive.org/web/20061222113331/http://www.purlbee.com/2-ply-4-ply-why-ply/

Nice to know…Im used to the ply thing cause I have been a crocheter for years and only knitting for 3

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Just a note though… you need to stop thinking of yarn weight with ply. Yarn weight is determined by stitches per inch. Fingering yarn is a #1 on the yarn weight scale, BUT it can be made with multiple plies. It all depends on how thin the original yarn was spun. The numbers you see on labels give you an easy way to tell what weight the yarn is without having to figure out the gauge based on the listed stitches per inch. They don’t having anything to do with ply.
https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html
The reason I’m commenting on this again is because if someone says they are using 4 ply yarn we don’t really know what weight they are using since any yarn weight can technically be 4 ply.
http://web.archive.org/web/20061222113331/http://www.purlbee.com/2-ply-4-ply-why-ply/

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What’s Wraps Per Inch about?

I’ve not used wraps per inch for gauge, but here’s some info. I don’t know accurate it is. The only time I’ve wrapped the yarn around the needles was to give me an idea how long 10 wraps is for figuring out how long to make the yarn for long tail. lol
http://tutorials.knitpicks.com/wraps-per-inch/

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This applies to crochet as well. It’s just yarn in general. I crocheted before I learned to knit as well. Been knitting since 2005… late in life.

That helped. The double knitting books I have use WPI. I’ll have to see if I can find specifics for that tool (\$9 is a bit much for a dowel).

I used to use wraps per inch to estimate the yarn weight (worsted, aran, fingering) for a totally unlabeled skein. It at least gives you an idea.

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That’s easy, just use a ruler to wrap around.

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