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knitknitknit
10-25-2006, 08:25 PM
Hi, I haven't yet picked out a type of yarn yet or a solid project, but i would like to try to knit a sweater...let's say I was going to use size 9, about how many skeins would I need to buy?

janelanespaintbrush
10-25-2006, 08:32 PM
This (http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/yards1.cfm) will help you make an estimate. For size 9 needles, you probably want to choose worsted. :thumbsup:

BinkyKat
10-25-2006, 08:32 PM
The number of skeins you needs greatly depends on the size of the sweater you're going to make. Size of needle gets you the gauge when you compare it with the yarn thickness. But, you also have to consider what size of a garment you want to make. Research www.knittingpatterncentral.com and other places for sweather patterns to see what you may like and what kind of yarn will work with the needles you have...
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knitknitknit
10-25-2006, 10:50 PM
thanks both of these sites are sooo helpfuL!!!! :woot: