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Old 10-13-2006, 10:52 AM   #1
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How to tell if I have enough yarn for a scarf w/no pattern?
I have 2 balls of Classic Elite Blithe.
I want to make a basketweave scarf (k4, p4 on one row then p4, k4 on the next row).

How do I tell if I have enough yarn?
I can't get any more of this yarn, so if it's not enough, I will use a different wool. And I don't want to have to make 1/2 a scarf before knowing...

I'm sure there's a fairly simple mathematical way to figure it out using swatching and weight, but my brain can't go there on its own right now ...

Heres' the info on the yarn:

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Yardage 128 yds.
Weight 25g
Yarn Weight DK
Fiber Content Camel
Texture Plied
Gauge (st. /4 in.) 23
Needle Size(s) 5 US (3.75mm)

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Old 10-13-2006, 10:54 AM   #2
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This chart gives estimates for common knitted items. Don't think you have enough for a scarf unless it's for a child, or you make it really narrow. (Sorry.) Actually, now that I think about it, maybe you can look for a drop-stitch pattern that uses less yarn.
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:18 PM   #3
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If you have 2 skeins that might be enough, though I'd suggest using larger needles, like 7s or 8s. That's an awfully tight gauge for a scarf....

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Old 10-13-2006, 01:50 PM   #4
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Not sure if it matters, but I am planning on making a man's dress scarf, one that can be worn under a topcoat. Thus the finer gauge. And it can be shorter. But yeah, I think I don't have enough ...
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Old 10-13-2006, 02:30 PM   #5
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What about making a tube-type of scarf, just a loop to pull over one's head? Sort a like a "manly" wimple.

http://mary4169.tripod.com/Simple_Wimples.pdf

http://www.tropicalyarns.com/index.c...=22&ProdID=323

Would a keyhole design be too feminine? Or a cravat?
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Old 10-14-2006, 11:39 PM   #6
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Gardenmom, I was actually thinking in that direction ...

I am looking at making the Brioche Neck Gaiter:
http://www.interweave.com/images/ima...CHE-GAITER.jpg that is in the IW holiday gift issue ... it actually calls for one skein of the exact yarn that I have. I think in the darker color I have it will be masculine.
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