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geekella
« on: July 03, 2008 03:16:31 AM »

i'm just wondering how long is the usual time to complete a knitted project?

such as a scarf

cus i'm a beginner and it's taking FOREVER to knit this scarf. so i'm estimating that it's the fact that i'm a beginner that's making it take so long? i hope so lol
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Elliecat
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008 05:50:55 AM »

It depends what yarn and needles you're using. If you're using DK and size 4mm needles it can take ages especially if it's particularly wide/long.

But if you're using a chunky yarn like Sirdar Bigga and 15mm needles it won't take long at all!

Sorry if this is all British but hey I'm English Smiley

So what yarn and needles are you using?
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008 01:44:32 PM »

Unless you're some kind of speed demon, it does take a long time. I've clocked myself and a scarf for me (not even a super long one) takes 20-25 hours of solid work. As you get more comfortable with knitting you may speed up, but there's nothing wrong with it taking a lot of time.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2008 10:00:58 AM »

I've been knitting for about six or seven years.  I made this scarf from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" that says it takes six hours.  It probably took me 20 to 25 hours!  You do get faster as you do it more but you really have to enjoy the process or you'll get impatient.  I find that I'm faster when I knit for longer sittings because I get "warmed up".  If I knit in small chunks of time it takes me a lot longer.  If you are doing a long slow project you can sometimes restore your faith in the process by stopping to make a quick baby hat or something else ultra-fast.
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Skellerz
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2008 07:46:56 PM »

A while.
I don't really count.
TV and movies are your best friend Smiley
I can knit a fingering weight yarn scarf on size 15 needles in about....3 hours?
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