Knitting is Mathtastic!
Posted by Amber on July 13, 2008
I started this scarf in 2006, way before the liberated laceweight campaign began. I thought a simple K1, YO, K2tog over 39 stitches would be a simple way to use up my one ball of Shimmer. However, I was holding it doubled, and by the time I finished the ball it was only about 3 feet long. Not nearly enough. So I ordered a second ball, worked on it a bit, and put it away … March 2007. I think I lost interest because I found that alpaca makes me want to claw my skin off.
Last week I decided to pull it out and finish it. No real reason. Found it while looking for some sock yarn, and figured why not?
So let’s get to the mathtastic part!
As of yesterday (Saturday) morning, I’d knit 42″ of scarf; and used ~70 grams of yarn (of 100 g, total). Which means I’m getting 0.6 inches of scarf per gram of yarn.
I plan to hold about 5 grams of yarn to make some fringe.
So I really had 25 grams of yarn to go.
Which should give me about 15 more inches of scarf.
For a scarf with relaxed length of 4.75 feet (57 inches). I think it will block significantly longer, however.
By the end of the day today (I’m too bored to go on!) I’m down to 17 grams (12 more grams to knit).
(The split ring is where I started this afternoon. I keep moving it up so I can see progress. 3″ Friday night; 5″ Saturday morning; 4.5″ Sunday.)