11-01-2011, 09:47 PM #1 McKnit Casting On   Join Date: Nov 2011 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts 39 ounce yarn, what!? I'm a recurring newbie after 30 years away and am currently doing a few practice runs. I found a pattern for an afghan from a Leisure Art book that has me stumped before I begin! Materials needed are: Worsted Weight yarn: 39 ounces, (1,110 grams, 2455 yards) with size 17 needles. Note Afghan is worked holding two strands of yarn together. So my question is about the 39 ounces. I can't find anything like that. Seems like it would be a rope! What am I missing in this direction? What kind of yarn am I suppose to get? Help! Thanks

 11-01-2011, 09:59 PM #2 myjoyoverflows Ribbing the Cuff   Join Date: Dec 2006 Posts: 61 Thanks: 23 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts I believe that's the total amount of ounces needed to make the full blanket. You'll need to buy enough skeins so that it equals that about of yarn. You're going to want to look for Worsed Weight yarn for this pattern. You'll need to hold two strands together, that's the thickness. Hope this helps some!
 11-01-2011, 10:50 PM #3 DogCatMom Knitting the Flap   Join Date: May 2011 Location: S.F. Bay Area Posts: 398 Thanks: 87 Thanked 158 Times in 124 Posts The numbers look perfectly reasonable. 1,000 grams = 1 kilogram = 2.2 lb = 35.2 oz. Thus 1,110 grams = 39.1 oz. (to nearest tenth of an oz.) And 2,455 yards / 39.1 oz = 62.8 yards/oz. From my private spreadsheet, this is equivalent to Cascade 220 (220 yd/3.5 oz), which functions almost as a working definition of "worsted weight yarn." If I were purchasing Cascade 220 for this project, I would need 2,455 / 220 = 11.2, or 12 skeins of yarn, since it's not possible to purchase 0.2 skeins of yarn. Working a worsted double-stranded will make a nice, supple, and warm rug or blanket! (But if it's a rug, be sure to put a non-skid pad underneath it.) DCM
 11-01-2011, 11:36 PM #4 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts That would be the total weight of all the skeins needed for the pattern. If you used different colors, you'd need enough to add up to 39 oz, or even that much of one color __________________ sue- knitting heretic
 11-02-2011, 12:24 PM #5 McKnit Casting On   Join Date: Nov 2011 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Aahhh..... Thank you all very much! Looks like I'm going to need a lot of yarn! Better get cracking.

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