How many strands of floss are the equivelant to pearl cotton size 3

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I can't find pearl cotton size 3 in the color I want to use for a project.  If I substitute embroidery floss how many strands do I need to use.  TIA

How many strands of floss are the equivelant to pearl cotton size 3
I would guess 8 strands. I found a site that said 2 strands for #12, 4 for #8, 6 for #5. Artfabrik.com/a-guess-on-thread-sizes

Re: How many strands of floss are the equivelant to pearl cotton size 3
On Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:58:03 PM UTC-5, FSUStitcher wrote:
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On Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5:58:03 PM UTC-5, FSUStitcher wrote:
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I would try 8 strands; #3 PC is pretty thick.  Make sure you stripe and moisten your cut length; that will "puff up" the strand.
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