.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

My personal (but public) notes about my homebrewing, knitting and other random stuff

Friday, February 17, 2006

The scarf must go on

I've just reached the end of the first ball of yarn in my ribbed for her pleasure scarf (the blue/white wool/cotton/mohair one). It's a fairly chunky yarn and they are only 50g skeins. I managed to get just over 13" out of the first one, and the scarf is about 5" wide, so the total surface area covered is roughly 65 square inches - or slightly more than one square inch per gram. That's on 6mm needles in 2x2 rib stitch. As the yarn was drawing to the end, I was able to measure it with my tape measure. There were 57" remaining, and when I'd knitted the next row it was down to 28", so a 5" row of 2x2 rib in this yarn evidently takes a staggering 29" of yarn! The most annoying thing is that the remaining length of yarn was just too short to do another row. Still, I have 10 more skeins of the stuff and at just over 1' per skein I should need slightly less than 5 to complete the scarf. I might then do a matching hat with some of the rest - perhaps there'll even be enough for gloves too (although I suspect this yarn is probably a bit on the thick side for gloves).
Comments: Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?