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Old 10-05-2009, 04:32 AM   #1
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Please, what can I knit with 400m of wool?!
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I'm looking for a pattern to use up 7 balls of medium-weight wool - Phil Air by Phildar. I have 7 x 50g balls but each ball only has 59m or 65 yds. I have a pair of 7mm needles, a pair of 8mm needles and a 7mm circular needle. My original plan was to knit a ribbed shrug but I quickly realised I would need to buy a dozen more balls to finish it given the low yardage (it would make a very expensive shrug!).

So, I've been looking at patterns for shrugs, boleros and cropped cardis but haven't found anything I can knit with this wool and needles.

Would anyone have a suggestion for a pattern other than a scarf? I'd say my level is advanced beginner.

Thanks ever so much!
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:13 AM   #2
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hmm. One ball should make a nice hat? could you make a few smaller projects rather than one big one?

the hermione hat doesn't use much:

http://jlyarnworks.blogspot.com/2008...yelet-hat.html

(lol I'm knitting this one right now so I'm a little obsessed with it).

it's really not too complex of a pattern, although it looks a bit difficult at first.

What else? I guess you could knit a clutch and felt it... I don't really have many suggestions but I'm sure some of the others will!
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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Thanks Pink! A hat and scarf or scarf and gloves could be the answer!
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:30 AM   #4
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You're getting only 20 yds to the ounce-- which means this yarn is super bulky. I found of photo of it and it looks like a heavy Lopi yarn.
Check out www.knittingpatterncentral.com and take a look at their hats and mittens. I don't think you'll get a hat and scarf or mittens and scarf out of the 7 balls, but I could be wrong.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:21 AM   #5
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Thanks Sandy - I'm kind of disappointed not to be knitting a shrug but that's life! I recently got back into knitting and hadn't thought to check the yardage, just the number of skeins. I'm a little peeved that the lady in the shop didn't advise me better but you live and learn! I'll check out the patterns you suggest. Thanks for your help!
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:21 AM   #6
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If you have larger needles, like a 9 or 10mm, you should still be able to get a shrug out of it. That's about 430 yds and seems like it would be enough for shrugs like the circular shrug or the anthropoligie inspired capelet (which is really a shrug) and was knit on 8mm.

You might find more ideas in this post; many of the bulky ones don't need more than your 400m and most a lot less. Some of the not bulky yarns can be altered to use heavier yarn.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:15 AM   #7
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Thanks so much Suzeeq. I'm going to give the capelet a go and remember in future that yardage is important!

This is a great forum :-)

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You'll like that pattern. I've made several to give away and one for me. 400 and some yards should be enough in big yarn, especially if you're not quite as, ummm, ample as me.
Simple Knits has a terrific page with what to make with given amounts of yarn. I don't have the link on this computer, but I bet someone here does!
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Here's what Becky's talking about:
http://simpleknits.blogspot.com/2008...285-yards.html
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Thanks Becky and Mirl both :-)
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