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How much yarn?
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laurabruni message #1
How much yarn?
June 25, 2016 at 8:49:21 AM
 
I am wondering if anyone can help me understand how much yarn will be needed when using the pattern generator on this site?  

I was hoping there would be a square ratio or something I can calculate.  Unfortunately where I live has a limited amount of yarn so I will need to order straight from the Read Heart to the US border and go pick it up from there... (1 hour away).  YES! I am a die hard crochet fan...lol

Thanks,

Laura 


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: How much yarn?
June 25, 2016 at 9:48:30 PM  (in response to laurabruni message #1)
 
Laura,

Wow, you sure are devoted!  Smile  (And I would do exactly the same!)

Calculating yarn yardage is difficult because there are so many choices.  LOL, not that choices are a bad thing, but it's hard to calculate when one person might be using a worsted weight yarn and another might be using a sport weight.  Yarns even differ from manufacturer to manufacturer; one worsted weight yarn from one manufacturer may be thicker and another manufacturer's worsted may be thinner.  In addition, everyone's gauge will likely be different, even with the same exact fiber, since some crochet loosely and some crochet tighter.

Trying a gauge swatch, if you haven't done one, may be the most helpful thing of all.  You can then get exact yardages for your stitches based on the fiber you're using and your own personal stitch gauge.  Smile

Meanwhile, I'll discuss the issue with Terry and see if there's some way he can think of that such a feature could be added.  It depends on whether or not there's a way to calculate for the different variations, so I don't know if it's at all possible.  If it is, we'll add it to the list of features.  Smile


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laurabruni message #3
Re: How much yarn?
June 26, 2016 at 6:29:35 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Thank you for the quick response.  I think for now I will limit to 4 or 5 colours and try do a swatch.  Its great that you take these suggestions and try to incorporate them into the software.  Wonderful! Ill see if I can come up with something to calculate and if I do I will share it with you.

Laura 


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: How much yarn?
June 27, 2016 at 2:58:10 AM  (in response to laurabruni message #3)
 
Laura,

Terrific!  So glad to be of help!  Smile

Please do let me know.  We're always trying to figure out ways of making the software better, more helpful and accurate.  Smile  So if you have any ideas or suggestions, we always want to hear them!


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~~~~~
I'm a beading, knitting and crochet addict.  If that means I'm admitting I have a problem, then I admit to nothing. Please refrain from helping me.

 
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