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Mazie
07-17-2010, 03:33 AM
I was in a little 2nd hand store and bought 150 grams of what I think is wool or wool blend. The 3 skeins cost me 1.50 Euros. About $2. Now, My question is: What to make with this yarn, (can't get more) It's pink tweed, (no labels) I have no idea of meters or yards, Was thinking of hats or scarves or Mobius but Would I have enough or too much? What to do with left-overs?

Woodi
07-17-2010, 09:27 AM
How lucky are you, to have travelled so far and come home with a wooly treasure!

Not an expert by any means, but I think that would surely be enough for a scarf of some sort. I've been knitting up a boatload of scarves, they make such great gifts!

When I send one to a friend (usually 'just for fun') I include a little note saying "this is a small hug from a friend". One woman says it helped her get through a cold, difficult winter, wearing it daily, even inside the house!

You can make a scarf narrow and long, or wide and short, or wide and narrow....etc....

hyperactive
07-18-2010, 10:18 AM
Hi!
Maybe I can help. The lable of that wool / yarn surely gives SOME information, doesn't it?
German products usually have meters per 50 g labled and have the swatch numbers for stitches and rows on a 10 by 10 cm square...

just handmade stuff may not have any of this info.

But if you know the name and / or the maker of that wool / yarn... I will ask my aunt Google to take a look at it. Since I am German I may find stuff that you can not read much of :D

Can you scan or photograph the lable, maybe? Or at least give brand and type?

With NO information it is hard to give advice on projects.... but a scarf should always work with 150 g.


Edit: just saw: no lables... make a swatch, pull out the needle, weigh it. Then you know how much that much knitting weighs. Is that any idea for you?

Irishmam
07-18-2010, 03:03 PM
I knitted this Debbie Bliss Teddy with about 120 g and because it is made of seperate pieces, if you feel you have run out of yarn before you are finished you could always do a contrasting nose, ears etc

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/teddy-bear-3

Mazie
07-19-2010, 02:35 AM
Those teddys are so cute. I'm just not sure I would like to do a teddy out of wool. I think I have to use it for a hat or scarf. There is a beret pattern around here somewhere done in loose cables that I really like. But, thanks for the idea.

bambi
07-19-2010, 10:23 PM
I bought a hat pattern not too long ago that I really like. You probably would have just enough. If you were worried about it, you could do the headband out of a contrast color.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rose-red

Also, if you needed to check the gauge I have seen these tools:

http://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/300179/--WPI-TOOL.htm

Happy knitting!