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Dolly Mixx
« on: March 20, 2008 12:22:45 PM »

right, i just bought a drop spindle off ebay. 100g of roving came with it. roughly, what would this spin? , i.e enough to make a scarf, hat etc. just normal thickness? i have no idea how much roving to buy. >.< all the uk ebay sellers are selling about 100g each, is this enough to start with, will it spin enough for a skein?



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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008 01:32:23 PM »

100 grams is about 3.5 oz

That should be plenty to make a lot of things!  It all depends on how you spin it!


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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008 03:20:04 PM »

i found this site saying how many yards/pound you get, depending on how thick you spin. it's approximate, but i think it may give a good idea.
my doubt is something else now... how much of the yarn i buy i'll wreck before making anything good?
for now i'm thinking i'll destroy half of the pound i ordered, and spin the other half around sport weight or worsted,  so maybe i'll have 600 yards, enough to knit a cami. am i too optimist?  Grin

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Dolly Mixx
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008 06:42:45 AM »

groovy, thank you. i just wans't sure, it looked like such a small amount. i have just order another 300g of different colours from the smae seller, so i should have lots to play around with! i am so excited to get started. Cheesy

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