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I'm at 5 out of 5.5 inches:
And this is all the yarn I have left:
I know I won't get in that last 1/2 inch, so the big question is: Will I get around one more time and have enough yarn to cast off?
Posted on April 17, 2007 at 08:31 PM in Pimlico Shrug | Permalink
Do you want a definite answer re the yarn amount? If so, I think if you somehow marked the yarn, knit ten stitches, raveled them and measured the amount they took, you could then unwrap all the remaining yarn and measure it to see how much you have. Based on how much ten stitches took, you could calculate whether or not you have enough.
Another way would be to unroll the remaining yarn, tie a knot at the center point. If you get an entire row done before you reach the knot, you have enough to do one more row. If you reach the knot before finishing the row, you don't have enough.
April 17, 2007 at 08:51 PM
The second suggestion above is a good one, but I'd put the knot further back - maybe 1/3 of the way along. A cast-off row takes more yarn than a knitted row.
April 17, 2007 at 09:47 PM
they all sound like good suggestions. all i can say is good luck! is that half inch gonna kill ya?
April 17, 2007 at 10:07 PM
I like the marking the yarn 1/3 of the way in idea, but I also agree with Minnie....a half an inch doesn't seem like a make or break amount, but I am a careless knitter!
April 17, 2007 at 10:42 PM
Ah but we all know you like to live on the edge! Kamikaze knitendingness!
Kim M |
April 17, 2007 at 11:03 PM
Ditto what Charlotte and M-H said.
I love Tracy Ullman's sense of humour. Wonder if she cursed the ribbing as much as the other knitting blogs I've read??
April 17, 2007 at 11:35 PM
It's beautiful! Just bind off already. ;)
April 17, 2007 at 11:35 PM
Maybe blocking will get you the last half-inch? It's totally gorgeous....
April 18, 2007 at 11:58 AM
I'm holding my breath to find out what happens!
April 18, 2007 at 12:10 PM
I will sacrifice a swatch to the yarn goddess for you.
April 18, 2007 at 12:12 PM
Ooo! I can't wait! That last BO stitch will make you cry.
April 18, 2007 at 12:22 PM
Make it shorter! We all shrink with age...it'll fit perfectly in a couple of years...
Martha Mihaly |
April 18, 2007 at 06:05 PM
That is so beautiful. What an elegant way to experiment with your courage and perspicacity.
April 18, 2007 at 10:17 PM
If it was me, I would just bind off. How much will an extra row add anyway? It looks lovely.
April 19, 2007 at 02:08 PM
You could also knit to the end of the last row you have yarn for, and do a crochet bind-off. That's where you use the crochet hook to loop each stitch over its neighbor, and it winds up looking as if it was a regular bind-off. I may have the name wrong, but it's a good technique when you run out of yarn!
April 21, 2007 at 01:11 AM
I can tell you that the last half inch won't make a huge difference to the collar. Just keep in mind that it's 506 stitches to bind off at this point. Took me 2 hours to bind off alone! I'd just go ahead and bind off now because tinking back a whole row in ribbing will make you hate the pimlico in the end. It's beautiful as is.
April 22, 2007 at 08:34 AM
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