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Old 03-24-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Amount of yarn required for legwarmer patterns
Hi,
I want to try knitting the leg warmers from the following patterns found on this site:

Kids
http://www.knitzi.com/freedownloads/Pickles.pdf

Women
http://www.moonarts.com/blog/free_pa...mers-print.htm

They only express the number of balls required for the pattern with specific brands of wool, but I was wondering if anyone would know or give me examples of how many grams and yards would be required using various types of yarn? I do have left over balls as follows, but not sure if it would be enough:

x3 50g (super fine 1 kroy socks 75 wool 25 nylon)

x1 100g (medium 4 pure wool)

x3 50g- 130yds 50% cotton -50% acrylic

As you get experienced, can you actually guess how many balls are required for patterns that are not clear how much you need based on the pattern? I know you can calculate based on the number of stitches or inches required, but math was never my strong point - would that make me a terrible knitter? Thank you so much!!
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