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Old 11-30-2012, 08:53 AM   #8
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For intarsia work, I generally try to gauge the length of the strand based on the section I'm knitting, anywhere from 3 feet for a small section up to 10 feet for a larger section.
Yes, I sometimes run out in a section, but more often have too much yarn than too little. You have to weave in ends, anyway, at the end of an intarsia project--why make yourself crazy with tangles and hangy things on the back of the work along the way?
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