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Old 07-02-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
Lieuvena
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Like bebedechocolate said, you need to check the yardage of the original yarn. I will give you an example from the shawl I'm getting ready to knit:

I'm going to knit Woodland Shawl. It calls for 1 skein Lana Grossa Mega Boots Stretch (100 grams, 460 yards). So I know that 100 grams of this particular yarn has 460 yards.

I'm using Knit Picks Palette. Each ball of Palette is 50 grams and 231 yards. So I will need to but 2 balls to equal 100 grams and 462 yards. I bought 2 extra though, because they are cheap, I like the color, and I'm paranoid of running out!

Hope that helps.
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