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Technique Corner April 11, 2016

If you are daunted by the prospect of estimating your yarn-requirements for a knitting project, this post is for you!

Accurately estimating how much yarn a project will require is an essential skill for all knitters (even if you are working from a pattern that provides yarn requirements, you would do well to make your own personalized estimate, since the amounts given in the pattern may bear little resemblance the amount of yarn you actually require). However, many knitters are unsure how to work out their yarn requirements and so end up relying on guesswork.

In this video Lucy demonstrates a simple method of obtaining accurate yarn estimates for any project, using nothing more than your test swatch, a measuring tape and a digital scale.

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Tips & Tricks playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)

Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Equilateral Vest pattern is half-price ($4.50CAD) until April 13!


DVD SALE: Lucy’s Finesse Your Knitting 1 DVD is for the sale price of $19.99CAD for the month of April!


4 Responses to “Technique Corner”

  1. Judy Says:

    I would love to see Lucy demonstrate vertically stranded colour knitting.

  2. jsdknits Says:

    Thanks, Lucy, for a simple and clear method. Love it.

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