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.
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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.

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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.

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

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

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

    Wet wool grows longitudinally. Knit wider!

    Reply

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