How much yarn do you need when knitting?
Yarn consumption when knitting
Like knitting needles, each yarn has its own number, which is indicated on a skein label, consisting of two numbers separated by a line, for example, 11/4, 34/2. First digit means yarn volume than digit
the larger, the thinner the thread, and the second digit on the label is the number of strands of which the yarn is twisted. Do not throw away the skein yarn label before completing the knitting work, since the numbers on it will allow you to choose a yarn that matches the color, since the threads dyed in different
batches in the same color, may have differences in shade.
So, we consider the consumption of yarn. For the already selected model, before purchasing the yarn, it is necessary to calculate the necessary amount of the necessary yarn.
If you knit a product from any magazine, do not look at the weight of the yarn indicated on the label (unless, of course, you are buying exactly the same yarn as shown in the description), but consider the yarn consumption in meters.
The yarn fluffier and weaker twisted, the less its consumption.
Note: any yarn loses up to 10 percent of its mass when it is washed.
The fatter or more loose knitting, the less the consumption of yarn. The more harnesses and braids in your product, the more thread consumption.
Know that loose knitting (obtained with a large thickness of the spokes) looks good only with a very fluffy yarn like mohair or
angora A long pile of yarn disguises the “lattice” of the knitted fabric and the knitted thing turns out to be airy. See an example of loose knit from mohair yarn (for example, cap). Knitting from a smooth yarn should be denser.
Experienced knitters know that it is better to buy yarn for 50-100 grams more than at the end of work to face a nuisance - there is not enough thread. "Craftswoman" advises not to start knitting, if you have at least the slightest doubt that the yarn is enough: experience about this will be less.