10-29-2006, 03:56 PM #1 feministmama Instepping Out     Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: PDX Posts: 3,674 Thanks: 310 Thanked 260 Times in 184 Posts How to find out measurement of a square If you took one skein of KP wota and knit a square, how big would that square be? In other word, what would be it's measurements? How would you go about finding this out? __________________ Favorite Bumper Stickers: -------------------------------------------------------------------------- War doesn't determine who is right: It determines who is left -That's OK, I wasn't using my civil liberties anyway.... -I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. Reading: Barbara Kingsolver Knitting: socks I'm Femmy on Ravelry

 10-29-2006, 09:31 PM #2 Jan in CA Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Southern CA Posts: 35,866 Thanks: 1,458 Thanked 7,987 Times in 6,587 Posts I think it might be hard to do...it would vary with needle size, tension, stitch, etc. :thinking: __________________ Jan NEW! KH knitting video archive ~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~
 10-29-2006, 10:19 PM #3 janelanespaintbrush Working the Gusset     Join Date: Mar 2006 Posts: 1,824 Thanks: 9 Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts Try this. Since the calculator only works in one direction, you'll have to sort of work backwards, by guesstimating a figure to put into the rectangle width and length dimensions (which lucky for you will be the same since it's a square) until you get the approximate yardage of a skein. For example, let's say your WOTA gauge is 5 stitches per inch and 7 rows per inch (I made this up, but imagine this is what came out when you did your swatch). Fill those in. Then just plug in numbers into the length and width fields untill you get the resulting yardage close to the skein yardage. Let's say you plug in 10x10. The calculator tells us that would require 80.3 yards. So let's try going a little bigger, say 12x12. That's 115. Pretty close to WOTA stated yardage of 110 per skein. So I'd say you can make close to a square foot of fabric with a skein's worth of yarn at that gauge. __________________ ~Jane There is no right way to knit; there is no wrong way to knit. So if anybody kindly tells you that what you are doing is "wrong," don't take umbrage; they mean well. Smile submissively, and listen, keeping your disagreement on an entirely mental level. They may be right, in this particular case, and even if not, they may drop off pieces of information which will come in very handy if you file them away carefully in your brain for future reference. ~Elizabeth Zimmerman

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