Friday, October 06, 2006

Help! Out of yarn!

I've been knitting my tomten with KnitPicks Wool of the Andes doubled. I wanted a thicker fabric because it's going to Afghanistan. And I've run out of yarn! I have enough to finish the back and hood, but I won't have enough for the sleeves.

I've emailed KnitPicks to see if they can find more in that dye lot. Otherwise, I'll make the sleeves a different color. Do any of you know how much I'll need for the sleeves? It will take me at least 6 skeins to finish the body and hood, and I wonder if I need as much for the sleeves. They are pretty big.

Thank you for your advice!

Edited to add: I'm using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes worsted in color grass. Dye lot is 98054.


  • If you think about it in %. You will need as much yarn for the two sleeves as you used for front in back.
    In other words:
    back = 3 skeins, 1 sleeve =3 skeins
    front = 3 skeins, 1 sleeve = 3 skeins

    By Blogger Laritza, at 9:28 AM  

  • Thank you. That helps so much. I'm still learning about her methods

    By Blogger Purl, at 10:08 AM  

  • Which color/dyelot are you looking for? Someone may have some in stash if Knitpicks can't locate it for you.

    By Blogger loribird, at 10:18 AM  

  • Different color sleeves look GREAT on Tomten. IMHO, better. They highlight the modular sructure beautifully. Try stripes, too.

    I knit tomten baby sweaters for my sailing buddies with the body in cream and the left sleeve in red and the right sleeve in green, for PORT and STARBOARD.

    By Blogger ScotSkipper, at 1:38 PM  

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