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Old 02-18-2008, 03:40 PM   #5
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Just to get an idea, I looked at a pattern for a very basic woman's cardigan. It needs about 1500 yards for the medium size, in yarn that can be qualified as "heavy worsted".

As far as time, I saw somewhere a sweater is about 100 000 stitches (that's probably for a woman's sweater), so ask your knitter how many stitches/seconds she can do and you'll get an idea!
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