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Old 12-23-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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How Much Yarn?
If I'm designing my own sweater and I make a swatch and get it all the way I want it, how do I know how much yarn to buy?
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:21 PM   #2
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This might be useful. http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/yards1.guest.cfm
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Here's another estimate.
http://www.fiber2yarn.com/info/how_much_yarn.htm

I suggest getting more than you think you'll need especially if you're designing your own. You don't want to run out of a critical color or dye lot. Some places will let you return skeins if they haven't been wound into a ball or used. Or you could just use leftovers for small projects which is what I do.
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