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« on: December 01, 2004 11:40:58 AM »

OKay, so I'm knitting my first scarf. I got most of it done, and I'm afraid that there may not be enough yarn to do the rest. Is there anyway I can fix this?
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004 04:34:23 PM »

there isn't really any way to make the yarn go further in the same stitch pattern. hopefully, your scarf doesn't have to be an exact length and you can just bind off whenever your yarn runs out. otherwise, i think you'd have make some clever modifications like adding stripes on this end, or just buy more yarn to finish up.

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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2004 11:40:03 AM »

If I bought some more yarn, would I just tie it to the end of the other yarn?
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2004 11:52:53 AM »

If I bought some more yarn, would I just tie it to the end of the other yarn?

The best way to handle a new skein of yarn is as follows:
With your old yarn, knit to the end of a row (if  you have enough yarn left that it's 4 times as long as a row, you can probably knit one more row, if not, just stop).  Leave the rest of this piece of yarn hanging, and start knitting with your new yarn, leaving at least a 4" tail.  you can tie the two pieces together if you want, but it's not neccesary.  Just knit with this new piece of yarn.  That first stitch will be really loose when you come back to it - you can tug on the loose tail to tighten it up, but it doesn't matter.  When you get done, or if you like when you've knitted about another inch, just weave in those two tails (after tugging on them to make sure that last/first stitch is as tight as its friends) that are sticking off the side edge.  (You're also going to have to weave in your cast on and bind off tails, unless you hide them in fringe.)
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2004 12:46:41 PM »

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