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New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
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Firecracker message #1
New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
October 22, 2014 at 8:29:59 AM
 
I have a friend that wants me to do a portrait of her dog in cross stitch, it's going to take 107 colors, but how do I tell how many skeins I need to order or each color? Is it the count? Or is that how many stitches you do of each color?


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
October 23, 2014 at 1:06:46 AM  (in response to Firecracker message #1)
 
Welcome!  Smile

You're actually correct on both (plus more)...we currently don't have a feature to count the number of stitches, but how much you'll need of each color depends on the count of your fabric, the number of strands you're using (if you wanted to use 3 strands, you'd be using far more floss) and the number of stitches, too.

We'll be addressing additional features in a later version of the freePatternWizard, but in the meantime, we don't have a feature available to calculate the yardage of colors.

The good thing about cross stitch is, unlike knitting or crochet, you can buy one skein here and another skein there.  So if in doubt, perhaps you could either buy the skeins as needed, or you could guess on how much of each color you'll need, and return the rest when done.

Hope that helps!  Smile


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Firecracker message #3
Re: New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
October 23, 2014 at 8:25:23 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Yes that is helpful! Is there a webiste that anyone knows of that you can buy bulk skeins?


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
October 24, 2014 at 3:30:26 AM  (in response to Firecracker message #3)
 
Terrific...glad I could help!  Smile  Wish I could give you advice on where to get bulk skeins...I always purchase the smaller skeins of floss from craft stores.


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EchoMama16 message #5
Re: New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
November 29, 2014 at 5:55:41 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
a stitch count would be wonderful !!!! Smiley

Being able to produce a graph larger than 150 would be super.......

I love the word charts ...saves tons of time....just wishng I could make larger graphs for larger projects/


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #6
Re: New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
November 30, 2014 at 4:13:52 AM  (in response to EchoMama16 message #5)
 
Welcome!  Smile

I've alerted Terry (support) that you want to be able to create patterns with more stitches.

So glad you like the word charts!  As for stitch counts, that's definitely on the list of future features!  Smile


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EchoMama16 message #7
Re: New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
December 1, 2014 at 3:29:59 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #6)
 
I'll be looking forward to those features. LOVE the word charts. Have gotten some graphs from groups on Facebook....but I HATE having to spend all that time "counting and writing the graph. 

Thanks Melanie for such a quick response. 


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #8
Re: New Member, how do you tell how many skeins you need?
December 2, 2014 at 3:55:30 AM  (in response to EchoMama16 message #7)
 
You're very welcome!  Smile

I completely understand about the word charts...I also find them to be of much use and easier to follow than graphs!  Smile


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