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Old 10-22-2007, 03:43 PM   #1
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How much yarn for mittens?
Hi,

I would like to purchase some yarn online but i dont want to overbuy or underbuy...

Most of the mitten patterns i found dont tell me how much yarn in grams or yards i need to make mittens...

Is there anyone that has knitted mittens before know approximately how many balls of yarn i need to make mittens? (and do men and women have a huge difference in terms of the size and how much more yarn it needs?)

Thanks so much!
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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It depends on what kind of yarn you are buying (many yarns come in 6 oz. skeins and some only come in 3 oz.) on my mittens I used Caron Simply Soft (6 oz. a skein) and I used about half the skein. I made a size small, so you would need more yarn if you were making mittens for a big man's hands. so if you are buying any yarn that comes in a small skein (like 3 oz.) get two balls, and if you are buying a yarn that comes in larger ones (like 6 oz.) you will probably only need one
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:58 PM   #3
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Wow thanks for the quick reply!

The yarn doesnt come in oz..but it comes in grams...and i did a little conversion... this is the yarn i wanted to buy

http://www.knitpicks.com/Andean+Silk_YD5420126.html

so that means i need about 4 balls of those? o_o wow it seems a lot doesnt it? unless im calculating wrong...

Edit: oh dear i think i am mis calculating...silly me i need about 2 of those balls to make 3oz hee..

Thanks for your help MaleKnitter!
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:07 PM   #4
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If you wanted to make the same mittens as me, then you would only need 2 balls of that, I would buy three to ensure that you have extra

there are 28.333 (twenty-eight and one third) grams in one OZ. of yarn
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Yeah, 50 gms translates into approximately 1.75 ounces.
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