Dry blocking estimate

Remember this lacey scarf sample that may become a scarf made from yarn from the Painted Tiger? Well I figured last night I’d better either stop and measure or continue and possibly be disappointed at the lack of length when finished. First I weighed. The scarf portion weighs in at about 20g and the ball of yarn remaining at 37g. So I’ve roughly knitted 35% of my yarn supply. I dry blocked the knitted portion just to see a) what it was going to look like finished and b) measure the thing.
Not sure if wet wool will stretch farther???? Anyone want to comment? Know???? I came up with 6×17″ so far. So the finished scarf would be a paltry 48-50″ if I am really lucky. Too short? I could stop now and call it a successful sample no problem.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sachi
    Jan 23, 2007 @ 18:43:32

    If you wet block it, it will only stretch in length as you lose width. 😦 Even then, maybe not so much.


  2. Chris
    Jan 23, 2007 @ 19:44:08

    Wet wool will stretch more, but yeah, you will definitely lose width.


  3. trek
    Jan 23, 2007 @ 20:32:08

    Wet wool grows longitudinally. Knit wider!


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