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How much yarn do i need?
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DangerousCereal message #1
How much yarn do i need?
October 13, 2016 at 2:10:20 PM
 

I am fairly new to the site, and have tried making a "test" pattern in order to understand how the pattern wizard works... i love the fact it includes the options for written, graph, or both. I can see this page is going to become a favorite. I had a question.... I realize its asking a lot for the pattern wizard to tell you how much yarn you are going to need to buy, but how do i know? Obviously larger projects will take more yarn, but how do i get an idea of about how much yarn i am looking for in each color? I have never tried a project like this and i dont want to end up buying out the store only to realize i have gotten too excited and ended up with too much of one color ill never use again. LOL

 

Thanks for your help in advance!!!
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: How much yarn do i need?
October 14, 2016 at 5:20:14 AM  (in response to DangerousCereal message #1)
 
DangerousCereal (what a fun username! Laughing),

Welcome!  Smile  So happy to hear you like our program and that it's useful for you!

We have a feature in development to show stitch counts, which will give you an idea of how many stitches are used for each color.  It's a little more difficult, as you noted, to show you how much yarn, as it depends on so many factors...yarn weight, your gauge, etc.  So I'm not positive there's a way to do a calculation for that, but hopefully our stitch count feature will be of help to you once it becomes available.  Smile  Unfortunately, I don't have an estimate of exactly when it will be ready, but I do know it's in the testing stage at the moment, so it shouldn't be a very long wait.  Smile


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DangerousCereal message #3
Re: How much yarn do i need?
October 14, 2016 at 3:44:44 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Sounds great! I cant wait! Will this feature be added as a free service or as a paid subscription?  Would i be wrong in thinking that making a swatch and then unravelling it would be a roughly accurate way to determine yarn amounts per stitch for my hook size and yarn type?


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: How much yarn do i need?
October 15, 2016 at 5:53:32 AM  (in response to DangerousCereal message #3)
 
We'll be including the counts in free services, so no worries!  Smile

You're spot on about the best way to figure amounts.  Kiss  Your gauge is the key to everything!  Smile


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