March 10, 2006

Yardage Issue?

Edited to add yardage requirements as given in the pattern (for those who don't have the pattern yet):
Sizes, Bust & Length - 30 (35, 40)"
Materials - Lorna's Laces yarns
  • 4 (5, 5) 225 yd skeins of Shepherd Worsted in a variegated colorway (A)
  • 2 (2, 2) 225 yd skeins of Shepherd Worsted in a shaded solid colorway (B)
  • 2 (3, 3) 120 yd skeins of Grace Mohair Bouclé in a shaded solid colorway (C)
Multiplied out, that is
  • 900 (1125, 1125) yds variegated worsted weight yarn (A)
  • 550 (550, 550) yds solid worsted weight yarn in a contrasting/coordinating color (B)
  • 240 (360, 360) yds mohair bouclé (C)
Gauge - 18.5 stitches and 24 rows to 4" over pattern stitch using size 8 needles

However, yardage may run short; to make her 40" shrweater, BJ needed an extra half-skein of Color A. She said a couple others in her knitting group are running short also.

Yikes! I didn't order extra. I think I'll do the sleeves before casting off the body; I don't want leftover yarn I could have used on the body. If the garment turns out a little smaller, that should be OK for me. I'm sure we'll get a better idea whether more yarn is routinely needed as we go along.

1 comment:

Kenny said...

I don't think that I would be worried about getting an extra skein. I don't think that dye lot is very important at all in this project since it's intertwined with different colors.

And the lapel section is separated by the armholes... so if you do the lapel in a different dyelot, I think you would be fine.

And remember, you need to pick up the stitches and knit out to the cuff for the sleeves.