Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Karabella users-enough yarn?

I'm a couple rows away from finishing my second front section. Only the back to go. I only have 2.5 balls of yarn left! Does it seem close to you? I'm making the 37 and had the suggested 10 balls of yarn. Did any one run out?


At 4:35 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Mine is coming out between the size 35 and 37 (which is what I was going for). I have knitted the back and am almost done with the left front (5 rows left) and I just started my 6th ball of yarn. I think the back took me just a tad over two balls - certainly less than 2.5. I'm thinking you'll have just enough. Good luck - I'll be wishing to the yarn gods for you!!

At 7:43 PM, Blogger Veronica in Aus said...

I am knitting the 41" and I had 4 balls of yarn left after finishing the two front sections. I thought I'd have too much yarn. But the back took 3.5 balls - so hmm, it may be close for you. Or it may be just enough (not sure how the different sizes would affect the yarn usage)

At 11:58 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Hi! I'm the technical editor for Interweave Knits who worked on this project.

Kate's sample jacket the photos is size 37", and according to my notes weighed exactly 450 grams, including the buttons.

We usually add 5% to 10% to the weight of each sample garment when calculating the yarn amounts shown in the magazine. This is supposed to build in a little cushion to cover things like slight differences in row gauge or the off-chance that a ball or two of yarn is underweight.

For this particular jacket, we increased the yarn amount for size 37" to 10 balls as a safety margin, even though the sample was nail-bitingly close to exactly 9 balls.

I'm crossing my fingers that you'll have enough yarn to finish!

At 11:55 PM, Blogger Sherry W said...

Thanks Lori and everyone else. Only one way to find out is to keep going. I didn't waste massive amounts of yarn and my gauge swatch was good, so I should be OK.


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