Ursula's Alcove: Yarn : Astra

Size Chart

Size Chart

Astra comes in the following thicknesses:
3/2 has 1260 yards per pound
5/2 has 2100 yards per pound
10/2 has 4200 yards per pound
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FAQs:
What does all that business mean with the numbers 5/2, 3/2 and 10/2 ?
2 is the number of strands plied together. 3, 5, and 10 are the thicknesses, also called lea or line. Three is the thickest. Ten is the thinnest.

Which is closest to the #10 Crochet cotton I get at my favorite hobby store?
The answer is that #10 Crochet cotton is a 10/3 weight. The weight calculation is complicated but the standard for cotton is that the number (in this case "10/3") when multiplied by 840 should give you the number of yards in a pound. Hence, 10/3 x 840 = 2800 yards. 5/2 cotton is the closest to #10 cotton (5/2 * 840 = 2100 yards) and is slightly thicker.

Astra Color Chart

Note that monitors and dye lots affect color. Please email us for an actual sample or visit Ursula's Alcove at a festival listed on the schedule. Astra has discontinued several colors. Many were redundant and some just didn't have a high demand. Call for availability before ordering. Color Chart (which includes discontinued colors):

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Astra Color Chart Chart

Astra Color Chart

Discontinued Colors:

#1 Light Blue

#54 Grass Green

#90 Deep Lilac

#4 Pink

#59 Malay Purple

#96 Deep Beige

#14 Light Pink

#61 Topaz

#101 Baby Blue

#18 Copen

#64 Violet

#118 Iris

#33 Medium Blue

#66 Midnight

#121 Grape

#34 Maroon

#70 Orchid

#123 Phosphate

#38 Special Orange

#80 Oleander

#130 Sangria

#41 Navy Blue

#82 Electric

#131 Cayenne

#45 Nile Green

#84 Gold Dust

#138 Banana

#49 Larch Green

#86 Sequoia

#153 Spearmint

#52 Chestnut


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