View Full Version : How much to buy?

04-22-2007, 09:53 PM
Even though the EZ BabySweater is a freakin pain in the rear end to knit, I'm going to be knitting it for another friend who's having a baby. She's having a girl, but she's REALLY not girly at all, so using the pretty 'Victorian Pink' yarn isn't an option (plus she's too casual for wool/mohair! She'll want something to just toss in the washer). Anywho, I'm thinking of using this yarn (http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/yarndetail/388) in Ice Blue, and Chocolate brown for the yoke and trim (around the sleeves and bottom of the sweater). I think ~300 yards of the blue will be enough, right? I'm still not good at guessing on how much to get.

Oh, also, I'll be using moss stitch and stockinette instead of garter st, if that helps. Doesn't garter st take more yarn to do?

04-22-2007, 09:56 PM
Garter stitch eats up yarn in the length, but moss stitch might take a little more for the width than stockinette.