The pattern says I'll need about 127 yards of yarn. My odd ball of Jamieson spindrift says it has approximately 105m (or 114.829 yards). What do you think?
I wonder. Do most designers 'build in' a couple extra yards in their materials list for those of us who more often than not go stash diving for yarn---robbing yarn bought for projects we've fallen out of love with, so don't necessarily have quite enough for the project and which by now is so old there is no way to match dye lots, even if the yarn hasn't been discontinued but we're going to try using it anyway ? Hopefully, maybe they add a few extra yards to account for different cast ons,too.....am I reaching here???
And what about those ballbands? I love Jamieson's yarns. We toured the factory a few years ago and met the family. (I have a picture of PapaGeek playing with their grandbaby!) Quality. Honesty. Integrity. All hallmarks of this family and their yarns. And (granted, it was a rather quick ruffle through the stash) the only ballband I have that says...'approximately' xxx meters (or yards). Now, I know FOR A FACT that all skeins of yarns are not created equal. I've knit enough socks to prove that two skeins packaged exactly the same, noting the same yardage on each, in reality contain different amounts of yarn. This one, at least, is up front about it. It might have more. It might have less. (I might really NEED 127 yards--that IS a rather specific number....but maybe not, and this ball of yarn might actually have MORE than 115 yards.)
I'm such a risk taker.
I can't believe I sweated this. Yarn to spare.
Twigs and willows mitts by Alana Dakos from Botanical Knits 2. I love every pattern in this collection. Yes, I have a soft spot for leaf motifs, but you can count on these patterns to be detailed and well written. The book is as beautiful as it is inspirational.