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Galen Tue 25-Feb-14 15:24:40

My DD wants me to crochet rainbow leggings for toddler. I've found patterns American crochet but they only give the brand of wool not the ply.
They require size 5 and 5 1/2 English size hooks. The wool sock I bought is way too fine. Any idea what I should be getting? They look quite chunky in the picture.

Versavisa Tue 25-Feb-14 15:33:53

What is the brand of wool they recommend? I could probably do some research on a suitable alternative for you.

Mishap Tue 25-Feb-14 15:40:59

When I was in this situation I just googled it and the answer came up with equivalents. Worth a try.

Galen Tue 25-Feb-14 16:03:36

Lion brand wool. I hope it's not made from lions. I'm allergic to cat fur!

Versavisa Tue 25-Feb-14 22:47:22

Lion Brand is available in the UK. Probably easiest if you google for retailers.

They will also be able to suggest alternatives.

Best of luck.

Galen Tue 25-Feb-14 23:02:34


granjura Wed 26-Feb-14 10:46:01

the pattern should give a size for a square 10 stitches by 10- so any good shop will be able to help (sadly disappearing fast...and the support and advice with them).

Stansgran Wed 26-Feb-14 10:54:37

On Pinterest I saw a method of using up scraps of wool by knitting in a circle( about 8 stiches)and picking up one stitch from the edge each row. I didn't pin it and I have tried several searches. Has any one else any idea? Perhaps I should have started a new thread.

Versavisa Wed 26-Feb-14 16:11:35

Sounds interesting stansgran. What was it going to turn out to be in the end? Can't envisage how it would work at the moment.