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Old 11-19-2008, 07:31 AM   #3
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If you're using a pattern that calls for ABC Yarn and you're not going to use that yarn - sometimes the pattern will tell you that ABC yarn comes in 100 gr ball and has 235 yards. So if the pattern says you need 3 balls, you need 3 x 235 yds = 705 yds total. Even if the pattern doesn't tell you the yardage of the called for yarn, you can usually find it elsewhere - find the manufacturer's website or even an on-line store that sells it and they will give you the yardage.

Then you look at the yarn you are going to use - say it comes in 200 yds per ball - you'd need 4 balls.

If I'm subbing a different yarn, I would probably get 1 ball more then I thought I'd need, just to be sure I had enough (but I am nurotic that way).
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