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April 20, 2006

Pretty please let me have enough yarn!


I've been working on Birch a lot in the past week or so, and I'm almost done with the second of three skeins of KidSilk Haze. And I'm suddenly absurdly afraid of running out of yarn. I mean, it's not totally absurd, because I have heard of people running out of yarn with this pattern. But I have no actual evidence that I'm about to run out. I haven't done any calculations or anything. My solution seems to be to knit as much as possible, as quickly as possible, because then at least I'll know. Right?

Posted by Kat at April 20, 2006 06:05 PM

That's the approach I always take, too. Because I just HAVE to know. Speaking of, I ran out of yarn this week for my Seraphim shawl. I hope you have better luck.

Posted by: Carole at April 20, 2006 08:10 PM

Makes sense to me, in a nonsensical sort of way. :) Good luck!

Posted by: Chris at April 20, 2006 09:09 PM

Jackie Fee, author of The_Sweater_Workshop, says that if you think you're going to run out of yarn....KNIT FASTER! Should work.

I ran out with my birch, but the lovely Woolen Rabbit Kim bailed me out by sharing her fourth ball in the same colorway with me. My Birch, however, wound up so big I had to give it to 6'4" Juno because, well, it wanted me to.

Knit! Knit!

Posted by: mamacate at April 21, 2006 10:30 AM

I did Birch last year, used 3 1/2 skeins but I did it on six 8 needles and I knit very loose, it was huge, if yours doesn't look huge you should make it on 3 skeins. good luck

Posted by: Maureen at April 22, 2006 06:23 PM

It sounds like a reasonable course of action.

Posted by: Carrie K at April 23, 2006 01:33 PM

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