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Old 02-24-2005, 05:53 PM   #1
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Yarn Weights
It is time for "mwah" to ask a stupid question ...

As you might know, I'm working on Baby Blocks from "Our Best Knit Baby Afghans". The pattern calls for 14 oz of sport weight. I'm starting to worry if I have enough yarn. Does anyone know approximately how many oz of worsted weight is equal to 14 oz of sport weight?? Or does it make a difference. The pattern calls for 1,760 yards of sport weight, but I'm working with leftover Lionbrand Pound of Love. There's no way I can tell how many yards are left in this skein, but I do know that I have 14 oz. (Yes, I weighed it ). I'm thinking it's enough, but I'm just not sure. :?

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Old 02-24-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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This is not a stupid question at all!

I went to Lion Brand's website http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/pound.htm . Pound of Love is 16oz= 1020yd, so proportionally, and approximately, 14oz= 893 yds. Always compare yardages and not weights (altho you might need the weight to convert to yardage like I just did). Look at it like this, for a particular weight, a thin yarn is longer yardage than a thicker yarn.

Hope this helps.
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Uh oh .... I think my Baby Blocks will be shorter than the pattern notes. :( Oops ... Well, I have some other left over Pound of Love in pale green, so instead of using the white for the fringe, I'll use the green. That way, I will use *all* of the white for the actual knitting of the blanket...

I think that will work ... :?

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How about a few rows of green in pattern at both ends as well as the fringe? Just an idea. Or even in a different pattern...
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