Buying Yarn For Double Knitted Afghan

by Janice
(La Quinta, CA)

I have an afghan knitting book and all of the patterns say " worked holding two strands".

I have done a couple with single strand and thought they came out fine. However, I'd like to do one as a wedding present using two strands.

My question: Under materials it says: 45 1/2oz (1290 grams, 3120 yards)
Am I just buying 3120 yards or is it double because I will be doing two strands together?

Thank you for your time.

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Jul 02, 2016
Yarn for afghan
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Janice,

Thanks for the question. You only need to buy what the pattern requires which is 3120 yards of yarn. Just make sure that the yarn you buy have the same weight as the one in the pattern.

I'm not sure how big the afghan is, but I looked up and found a blanket size 36" x 45" requires about 1650 yards in worsted weight yarn and 1275 yards in bulky weight yarn using single strain.

Have fun knitting the afghan,


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