07-12-2007, 04:37 PM #1 suziehomemaker Turning the Heel     Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: Central New York Posts: 986 Thanks: 123 Thanked 153 Times in 118 Posts 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! __________________ ****************************************** I am MotherHenKnits on Ravelry Blog & Pictures: http://motherhenknits.blogspot.com/

 07-12-2007, 04:59 PM #2 Braden Instepping Out     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Central MS Posts: 2,919 Thanks: 36 Thanked 296 Times in 235 Posts 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 ) __________________ One of many knitting guys. CONGRATULATIONS TO AMY AND SHELDON ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER! BradenCS on Ravelry
 07-13-2007, 09:04 AM #3 suziehomemaker Turning the Heel     Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: Central New York Posts: 986 Thanks: 123 Thanked 153 Times in 118 Posts 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! __________________ ****************************************** I am MotherHenKnits on Ravelry Blog & Pictures: http://motherhenknits.blogspot.com/
 07-13-2007, 09:06 AM #4 Braden Instepping Out     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Central MS Posts: 2,919 Thanks: 36 Thanked 296 Times in 235 Posts I would go for just doubling the yarn, that way, it's the same amount of knitting you'd do with bulky weight. __________________ One of many knitting guys. CONGRATULATIONS TO AMY AND SHELDON ON THE BIRTH OF THEIR DAUGHTER! BradenCS on Ravelry
 07-13-2007, 09:14 AM #5 suziehomemaker Turning the Heel     Join Date: Nov 2004 Location: Central New York Posts: 986 Thanks: 123 Thanked 153 Times in 118 Posts 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. __________________ ****************************************** I am MotherHenKnits on Ravelry Blog & Pictures: http://motherhenknits.blogspot.com/

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