For yarn that knits up to 5.5 sts =1" with size 5-6 size needles, how much yardage for a nice sized scarf? Anyone have an idea? This is always a tough one for me whenever I find beautiful yarns & may not have a pattern in mind but don't want to miss out on some great yarn...so there I am...I know this happens to others so any tips on what works for you??
I picked up a great booklet at my local yarn store -- it's put out by Interweave Press and it's called "The Knitter's Guide to Yarn Requirements." It has charts to figure out approximate yarn requirements for TONS of different projects: mittens, gloves, socks, hats, scarves, and sweaters -- at multiple sizes and multiple gauges. It's heavy card stock and folds down to about 8.5" x 4", so not too bulky to keep in your knitting bag or purse. Very handy! :D