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How Many Strands Should I Use?

Strand: The whole piece of thread as cut from the skein
Ply: A separate unit of a strand. Some strands are meant to by plied, others are not

BRAND 18 Count/ # of Strands 13 Count/ # of Strands
Alpaca 18 1 Strand 1 Strand
Angora 1 Strand 1 Strand long stitches
Arctic Rays 1 Strand 1 Strand
Bella Lusso Wool 2-3 Strands 4-5 Strands
Boucle 1 Strand 1 Strand
Crystal Braid 1 Strand 1 Strand
DMC/Anchor/ Butterfly Floss 4 Ply 7-8 Ply
DMC Perle Cotton #5 1 Strand 1 Strand if heavily painted
DMC Perle Cotton #3 1 Strand
Elizabeth Bradley Wool 1 Strand (10ct also)
Entice 1 Strand 1 Strand gives light coverage
Essentials  1 Strand
Flair 1 Strand 1 Strand
Frosty Rays 1 Strand 1 Strand
Fuzzy Stuff 1 Strand 2 Strands
Fyre Werks 1 Strand 1 Strand
Glisten 1 Strand 1 or 2 Strands
Kreinik #4, #8 (Threadworx Overdyed), #12 1 Strand
Kreinik #16 1 Strand
Neon Rays 1 Strand 1 Strand
Neon Rays+ 1 Strand 1 Strand
Pepper Pot Silk 1 Strand 1 Strand
Patent Leather 1 Strand 1 Strand/ Long Stitches
Petite Silk Lame Braid 1 Strand/light coverage
Petite Sparkle Rays 1 Strand
Planet Earth Silk 1 Strand
Planet Earth 6 Ply Silk 4 Ply 6 Ply
Planet Earth Wool 1 Strand
Ribbon Floss 1 Strand for long stitches 1 Strand
River Silk 1 Strand for long stitches 1 Strand
Silk & Ivory (Classic/Stardust) 1 Strand if lightly painted 1 Strand
Silk Lame Braid for 13 1 Strand
Silk Lame Braid for 18 1 Strand 1 Strand
Silk Lame Braid Plus 1 Strand 1 Strand
Snow (Caron) 1 Strand 1 Strand/light coverage
Splendor 4 Ply 6-7 Ply
Straw Silk 1 Strand 1 Strand/light coverage
ThreadworX Metallic Overdye 1 Strand
ThreadworX Overdyed Floss 2-3 Ply 6-8 Ply
Twinkle 1 Strand 2 Strands
Very Velvet 1 Strand
Very Velvet Petite 1 Strand 1 Strand/light coverage
Vineyard Silk (Classic/Shimmer) 1 Strand 1 Strand if heavily painted
Vineyard Merino 1 Strand 1 Strand if heavily painted
Water N Ice 1 Strand 1 Strand
Weeks Dye Works 4 ply 7-8 ply
Wisper 2 Strands 4 Strands