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Old 11-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #3
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You have to look at yardage. If your pattern says 3 balls--three balls of what yarn? How many yards of yarn does each ball of that yarn have?

A skein is yarn that has not been rolled into a ball, and a ball is what you can knit from.
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