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Old 05-10-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
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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??
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Old 05-10-2005, 08:22 PM   #2
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There's a little online resource for that here

For scarves in particular, you can look here

They appear to recommend about 700 yards for an adult scarf that is 8"x54". If you prefer thinner or shorter scarves, you can reduce the yardage accordingly.
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Old 05-10-2005, 11:06 PM   #3
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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
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