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Old 03-13-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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why oh why is it that everyone sells yarn in like 3.5 oz or 4 oz. that doesn't even knit up to a pair of shorties does it? its driving me nuts!! or am i doing the measuring wrong?
now i'm talking about shorties that will fit Grady like a medium or large

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Get some trim and you'll be fine

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his sizes are W 19 R 17/18 T 11 I 10
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what about longies...if i wanted longies i would have to get 2 skeins right? but sometimes they don't have 2 they only sell one. I'm just sad sometimes i see the cutest colors but not enough yarn...maybe it's fate maybe i shouldn't be the one to own that wonderful yarn
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I can do shorties with 4 oz Usually up to about a large, and I get trim to be safe. If you knit on appropriate needles you should be all set. If you knit on a little smaller needle you'll need more yarn.
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what about longies...if i wanted longies i would have to get 2 skeins right? but sometimes they don't have 2 they only sell one. I'm just sad sometimes i see the cutest colors but not enough yarn...maybe it's fate maybe i shouldn't be the one to own that wonderful yarn
For large yes you need 2 contact the wahm ya never know maybe she can dye another for ya
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thanks girls i'm just hormonal i think it's that time of the month HA at least it's spring and i'll only need shorties for a while
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I think the reasoning behind 3.5 and 4 oz skein's is because they come that way undyed. To get 5 or 6 oz, they would need to break up an 8ox or 1lbs skein, and it doesn't divide as evenly
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It bothers me, too. I like to have an option for a matching headband, or maybe a baby blanket or something. And the really nice stuff I use for me. That's on reason why I love Elliebelly, she gives you option for more skeins with the listing (which I always buy, lol). So I end up getting enough yarn for a nice sized shawl for me. The baby has enough stuff. Sometimes I want something for me.
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