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« on: March 05, 2009 10:28:36 AM »

Hello! Smiley
I  was wondering if anyone knew how to estimate how much of each color yarn you would need for a graphghan? Or if you know a site that says how that'd be great too.
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009 05:11:41 AM »

The only way to estimate yarn usage is to make a swatch and then figure out how much you used and how much more you will use beyond that.  So if you did a 4" square then you will need to figure out how many 4" squares of each color you will need...

There really is no other way to do it.
If you can use a no dye lot yarn then you will be fine though - just get your yarn and then if you need more go out and get more or buy more than you think you will need and return what you don't or save it for another project  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2009 06:50:43 AM »

Thank you. Smiley That makes a lot of sense.  I have a little of the yarn type I'm thinking of using so I'll go ahead and swatch it up.

Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2009 09:34:24 AM »

I wish there was a magic formula for it but never is - also you have to keep in mind it will also affect your yarn usage if you carry your yarn under your stitches... I forgot to tell you that before Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2009 02:00:45 PM »

Talk to your yarn shop about it.  A lot of them will let you return unused yarn if it hasn't been very long since you bought it.  That would let you over-buy and return the left-overs.  Always ask them before you buy, though. ^_^
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