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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: estimating yardage for simple scarves
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: May 31, 2007 12:31PM

I suggest looking at some of the scarf patterns on the Lion Brand and Berroco websites. See how many skeins of a particular yarn they say you will need then check the specifications on that yarn -- in particular you will want to check the yardage of the put-up.

Yarn put-ups are now frequently done as 50 and 100 gram quantities but you will still see 3.5 and 3.75 ounces, and for specialty hand-dyed or hand-spun yarns from the US, you may see 4 and 8 ounce put-ups. But if you check the yardage, then you can always calculate how much you need. If a pattern calls for two 50 gram balls with 80 yards each (you may have to convert meters to yards, or vice versa to make sure you are getting enough yarn), then you know if you buy a comparable weight yarn in a 100 gram ball that has 157 yards, you should have enough. On the other hand, if the pattern should call for two 100 gram balls of 220 yards each and you buy two 50 gram balls with 110 yards each, you won't have enough yarn -- A total requirement of 440 yards versus a purchased amount of 220 yards.

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  estimating yardage for simple scarves paulinep 05/30/2007 11:34PM
  Re: estimating yardage for simple scarves KT 05/31/2007 12:31PM
  Re: estimating yardage for simple scarves MamaDawn 06/07/2007 12:21PM

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