Numerical Knitting

April 11, 2007

The one in which we discover there’s not enough yarn

Filed under: Knitting — by bethc @ 1:59 pm

I am just as guilty as the next teacher of “inventing” reality to make a good lesson come together. But this time the reality was all too real.

Today’s class began with:

After knitting 33% of the picot border the yarn I have left wraps around the remote control 86 times. After knitting 40% of the border the remaining yarn wraps around the remote control 75 times. Will I have enough yarn to complete the border?

The answer, of course, is not enough… so out come my lovely picots and I try again with a bindoff that uses less yarn. How annoying. So much for being done with this project today.

I’m in good company, Grumperina is calculating how much yarn is left today too!

4 Comments »

  1. If that’s pansy All Seasons Cotton I have most of a ball left ffom a sweater I just finished. Yours for the asking.

    Comment by mlegan — April 11, 2007 @ 2:15 pm |Reply

  2. Oh how sad that you had to rip out that lovely picot border! I hope that mlegan has the right yarn for ya after all, and you can work it all out. I’m really bad at math, and usually I just try to figure more for a pattern than less (unless of course I’m being cheap, which most of the time I am!hahaha.)

    Comment by Danielle — April 11, 2007 @ 4:43 pm |Reply

  3. What a fun reason to keep a hold on the remote!

    Comment by laura b — April 11, 2007 @ 8:41 pm |Reply

  4. :( So sorry Beth! I hope that your new bindoff works out! :)

    Comment by Amber — April 13, 2007 @ 11:09 pm |Reply


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