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!


  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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