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memah19 message #1
February 19, 2020 at 6:22:49 PM
Hi, I am about to start a new graphghan, I would like to know how to read the instructions on how many balls of wool to buy. I dont understand the count, or the colour number.  
Thank you, Sharon.

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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: graphghan
February 20, 2020 at 1:32:58 AM  (in response to memah19 message #1)
Welcome! Smile
The color number is the number from the palette you've chosen. If you've chosen Red Heart Super Saver, that's the color number designated for each color in your palette. The count is how many stitches you have in a particular color. We don't give actual numbers of balls of wool because it's impossible to know in advance. That number depends on your chosen hook, your chosen fiber and finally, your tension or gauge. All of that information together makes every project as unique as you are! Kiss
In order to figure out your tension or gauge, you must make something called a gauge swatch. And most people hate doing them (yes, I do, too). But they're necessary to know things so you can calculate not just yardage, but also the finished size of your project.
Once you've made a gauge swatch, this link may be helpful in figuring out yardage so you know how much wool to buy. Kiss
Hope that helps! Kiss

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