Saturday, September 25, 2010

How much yarn to buy

When you are not using the recommended yarn for a garment, you can judge the amount to purchase by the length of yarn shown on the ball bands .

For example: 100 grams (3 1/2ozs) of wool will have less length than 100grams (3 1/2ozs) cotton.

If 100grams (3 1/2ozs) of wool has 156mts (169yds) and the pattern recommends 10 balls you will need 1560mts (1690yds) of yarn.

If equivalent weight in 100grams (3 1/2ozs) cotton has 230mts (249yds) you will need only 7 balls of cotton 7 x 230mts = 1610mts (7 x 249yds = 1743yds)

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