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« on: January 20, 2014 09:01:47 AM »

I want to make a granny square of my down design. I've got 5 colors in mind and want the squares to be 8 to 10 inches. I'm  not terribly concerned with overall size, but I'm thinking more of a throw for the sofa than a big blanket. The yarn I want to use is bulky weight (3.5oz/100g/135 yrd/123 m balls and the gauge is 9 sc & 12 rows = 4 inches with an 8mm hook).

Is there any way to tell from that information, roughly how much I would need for each color? Or am I out of my brain thinking I can figure this out without making a test square? I need to order the yarn online and they've got dye lot numbers of course.

This is the overall look I'm going for. (check out those mad photoshop skillz!  Cheesy )

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014 09:15:30 AM »

D'oh!...what just occurred to me is that I could buy some cheap yarn in a similar weight and do a test square.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014 04:27:55 PM »

love the layout....and I do just what you stated, I usually work up a square in stash, it helps me figure out just how much I may need.  But I always buy an extra skein or two just in case. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2014 01:29:05 PM »

I got it all figured out last night. That's a lot of chunky yarn! About 20 skins total. The squares worked up to 6.5 inches, which is fine by me. I think it will be 63 squares.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014 03:37:04 PM »

Just keep buying wool. Lots and lots of wool. You can never have enough wool!
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