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Old 07-12-2007, 04:37 PM   #1
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Convert Bulky or Super Bulky to Sport Weight Yardage
Here's my challenge:

I have The Little Box of Knitted Throws and most of the patterns are using bulky or super bulky yarns. I have a bunch of Wool Ease sport weight yarn in my stash that I would like to use but I'm not sure if I have enough.

How would I go about calculating the yardage needed using sport weight instead of bulky or super bulky?

I supposed I could knit a bunch of swatches but I was hoping there might be some easy math out there to save me some time. Thanks!
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Old 07-12-2007, 04:59 PM   #2
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Okay, take a deep breath...

Take how many yards a ball of the yarn called for has, and multiply it by the number of balls called for.

Then take your new yarn, see how many yards are in a ball, and multiply that by how many balls you have. Then, if it's more than the yarn called for, you're golden. If not, well, you might have to order more (poor you )
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I did some major calculations last night and using the gauge recommendations for each yarn I found that I had to have almost double the yardage in sport yarn than you do for bulky.

You can meet the gauge requirements by either knitting two strands together or just doubling the pattern.

OY! My head hurts from all of that math but I think I found a project that I can finally use my stash for!
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I would go for just doubling the yarn, that way, it's the same amount of knitting you'd do with bulky weight.
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That's what I'm leaning towards but I'm not sure if I have enough of all one color to do that. I might just break down and make another afghan with squares so I can use all of the colors. In this case I'd probably have to make extra squares to get the right final size.
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