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Density with 60wt thread

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:55 pm
by dcsharpe
I need to use some 60wt thread for a small design area. All I can find online about increasing density says to increase by 25%. Stitch Artist has density as points. Can someone tell me how to convert this? I know standard is 4.0 pts but what is 25% greater than 4.0 pts?
Thanks

Re: Density with 60wt thread

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:28 pm
by Gillis.R
I am a beginner to thread weight but can it be as simple as 4.0 points times 1.25 (25%) equal 5.0 points? This will increase the gap of the stitches in StitchArtist.

If the goal is to reduce the gap of the stitches I will suggest to take 4.0 divided by 1.25 equal to 3.2 points instead.

Re: Density with 60wt thread

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:20 pm
by jzbosco
The goal is to lower the number to allow for more stitches, not raise it. 25% is a good starting point. Nothing is written in stone. Yeah, density is one of those things- the lower the number, the more dense. Which is what you want going from 40 to 60 wt thread. Don't forget to get a smaller needle too. A 65/9 needle is good.