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Old 08-25-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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2 Tone Shrug Woes
I want to make the 2 tone shrug from Fitted KNits for my little sister for Christmas. The trouble is I have 2 skeins of Caron Shadows - 300 yds - and the shrug requires 440 yds. (2 skeins of cascade 220) If I knit it with a slightly larger gauge (18 sts/4" instead of 20 sts/4") do you think I could get away with the yarn I have or should I get another ball to be safe? Thanks!

Oh and I think I will need to make the next smallest size - somehow I have to measure her back width without her noticing.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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Just my 2cents, but the shurgs I have made take every bit of the yarn they say they will so I would grab another ball while it is still in stock. No sure 2 stitches an inch will make up for 140yrds....

As for the length, tip to tip the length of your arms is your height and I usually figure the back width is 1/4th of that total length...if you know your sisters height you should be able to make the shrug without trying to measure her. Best of Luck.
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Just my 2cents, but the shurgs I have made take every bit of the yarn they say they will so I would grab another ball while it is still in stock. No sure 2 stitches an inch will make up for 140yrds....
I took another look at the pattern and the amount of yarn needed increases by one ball at the next-largest size. I'll be making one of the smaller sizes, so I think I may be able to sqeak by.

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As for the length, tip to tip the length of your arms is your height and I usually figure the back width is 1/4th of that total length...if you know your sisters height you should be able to make the shrug without trying to measure her. Best of Luck.
I didn't know that factoid! I am filing that info away. Thanks!
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