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candicane
08-31-2006, 08:35 AM
Can someone teach me how to calculate or guesstimate yardage when subbing different weight yarns?

I have made something using 330 yards of worsted weight yarn and would like to do the same thing now in DK weight. How much DK would I need?

Candice

Nikki
08-31-2006, 09:04 AM
Wouldn't it depend on needle size? Are you changing that?
Nikki

candicane
08-31-2006, 09:17 AM
Yes, I would change the needle size to go with the thinner weight yarn. The pattern is a top down raglan sweater so the sizing is fairly easy to calculate based on gauge.

Candice

Ingrid
08-31-2006, 09:36 AM
http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/yards1.cfm

This might be of some help.

janelanespaintbrush
08-31-2006, 09:58 AM
This link has yardage estimates for several different types of garments in several different weights of yarn. You might be able to extrapolate the DK to WW ratio they used (I don't know whether it's consistent throughout) and apply it to your pattern if your garment type is not already listed there.

http://www.fiber2yarn.com/info/how_much_yarn.htm