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« on: February 08, 2007 03:02:47 PM »

I've been thinking about buying some Cascade Eco-Wool for either a sweater or a cardigan. Nothing too complicated (no cables, etc). Each skien is 478 yards, and the ball band says it knits up at 3.5 sts per inch. I've checked a few yarn yardage calculators, and asked a bunch of people, and everyone's saying either 2 or 3 skeins. Since they're expensive I'd rather not buy too much, so I'm curious if any of you have experience with this yarn, and how much I'd need for a simple sweater or cardigan. I don't have a pattern yet, but I have a basic idea. Thanks so much guys!

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2007 03:07:14 PM »

What chest measurement are you planning to make the sweater to fit? The size will affect how much yarn you'll need. Maybe not enough to make a difference with such high yardage though.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2007 03:12:53 PM »

Whoops! Where is my mind today?!

I usually knit a large or a medium size, with a bust between 36 & 38 depending on the pattern.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2007 04:04:47 PM »

I checked out a book from the library a couple weeks ago that listed sweater yardage estimates for all different gauges.
I'll see if I can find it. (Not sure if my mom returned it yet. Tongue)
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007 05:48:29 PM »

I knit the Big Sack Sweater from SnB in the large size with Cascade Ecological Wool and though I bought 2 skeins, I only used 1 and didn't even need to touch the other. Hope that helps.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007 05:56:56 PM »

Thanks landry - I just googled that sweater and it looks very pretty. Good to know!
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2007 05:57:51 PM »

You can do a 38" (finished) sweater with 2 skeins, assuming it's not super long.
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