Friday, July 20, 2007

BSJ yardage

Is there a chart of yardage estimates anywhere for the BSJ in toddler and child sizes? For instance, a child's size 4 requires (fill in the blank) yards of DK weight or (fill in the blank) yards of worsted weight, etc. If there isn't a chart/table I will be happy to make one from comments to this post.


  • My first two BSJs were made with Moda Dea Sassy Stripes yarn (147 yards per ball), and took all of two balls plus a few yards of a third, so that worked out to just about 300 yards total. It's not often that I can estimate yardage that accurately.

    Needles were size 4 (3.5 mm). Size is for about a 1-year-old.


    By Blogger allergicmom, at 9:16 AM  

  • I got a 3-6 month baby size with about a skein and a third (275 yards, perhaps?) of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport on US #3 needles, and a newborn-3 month size in Karabella Vintage Cotton on #3s. I used so many little stripes on the latter that I've no idea of the yardage, but it was probably something near 250.

    By Blogger Sarah / Blue Garter, at 10:39 AM  

  • i made one on 5mm needles using three skeins of noro silk garden (aran weight). that sums up to 300 meters.
    it fitted a 6-8 month old well fed baby girl.

    By Blogger knititch, at 11:46 AM  

  • Great idea!!! Thanks! samm

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:22 PM  

  • What an excellent idea. I have been collecting bits and pieces of info about the BSJ, and although I don't have yardages, I do have the following quotes: 'With Homespun on US 9 or 10 needles, you can get one about 26" around and 19" in length. With a worsted weight yarn on US 9 needles, you can get 24" around and 16" in length. Sport/DK weight yarn will get about 18" around. Lion Brand Jiffy on US 9 needles will get a size 3+." and "Worsted, Size 6 US needles = 5 1/2 sts per inch = 23" wide sweater; Worsted, Size 8 US needles = 4 sts per inch = 25" sweater.'

    By Blogger Helen, at 10:33 AM  

  • Thanks for the responses. I'm taking a couple of vacation days from work next week and will get the chart started. tm

    By Blogger Salty Socks, at 5:46 PM  

  • What a wonderful idea! I do think it will be really helpful if the chart includes gauge as well as needle size. I usually have to go down a size or two to get an accurate gauge.

    By Blogger Panhandle Jane, at 4:32 PM  

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