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Swatches
Knitting
Yarn calculation
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
145 yards
Dream in Color Perfectly Posh Single Ply
0.04 skeins = 14.4 yards (13.2 meters), 4 grams
White
Erika Knight Fur Wool
0.34 skeins = 15.0 yards (13.7 meters), 34 grams
Brown
James C. Brett Flutterby Chunky
0.06 skeins = 11.5 yards (10.5 meters), 6 grams
Jamieson & Smith Shetland Aran
0.1 skeins = 9.8 yards (9.0 meters), 5 grams
Yellow
Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift
0.12 skeins = 13.8 yards (12.6 meters), 3 grams
Yellow
Knit Picks Stroll Solids, Heathers & Twists
0.01 skeins = 2.3 yards (2.1 meters), 0 grams
Knit Picks Swish DK
0.08 skeins = 9.8 yards (9.0 meters), 4 grams
Knit Picks Swish Worsted
0.1 skeins = 11.0 yards (10.1 meters), 5 grams
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky
0.08 skeins = 11.0 yards (10.0 meters), 8 grams
Sirdar Big Softie
0.28 skeins = 13.7 yards (12.5 meters), 14 grams
White
Stylecraft Eskimo Double Knitting
0.08 skeins = 7.8 yards (7.2 meters), 4 grams
White
Wendy Merino Double Knitting
0.04 skeins = 5.2 yards (4.7 meters), 2 grams
West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK
0.08 skeins = 20.2 yards (18.4 meters), 8 grams
Orange
Notes

The beta calculator using the info below is now online:
http://www.browneyedbabsknits.com/yarn-substitution-calculator.html

To help estimate yardages I’m working up a few swatches in different weights of yarn to a tight gauge (suitable for toys) and weighing them to estimate the yardage in each swatch. This should give me a ratio for estimate yardage for a toy worked in a different yarn.

Fingering - Posh - 3.25mm/US 3 (not quite tight enough gauge)
900 stitches = 4g / 14.4 yards
100 stitches = 1.6 yards; 4” square = 25 sts x 36 rows

Fingering - Spindrift - 2.75mm/US 2
900 stitches = 3g / 13.8 yards
100 stitches = 1.5 yards; 4” square = 28 sts x 40 rows

Fingering held doubled - spindrift - 3.5mm/US 4
400 stitches = 4g / 18.4 yards
100 stitches = 4.6 yards; 4” square = 22 sts x 35 rows

WYS DK held single - 3.5mm/US 4
400 stitches = 3g / 7.6 yards
100 stitches = 1.9 yards; 4” square = 22 sts x 36 rows

Swish DK held single - 3.5mm/US 4
400 stitches = 4g / 9.8 yards
100 stitches = 2.45 yards; 4” square = 24 sts x 32 rows

Wendy DK held single - 3.5mm/US 4
400 stitches = 2g / 5.2 yards
100 stitches = 1.3 yards; 4” square = 24 sts x 36 rows

DK fun fur - 3.5mm/US 4
400 stitches = 4g / 7.8 yards
100 stitches = 1.95 yards; 4” square = 27 sts x 36 rows

WYS DK held double - 4mm/US 6
400 stitches = 8g / 20.2 yards
100 stitches = 5.05 yards; 4” square = 19 sts x 28 rows

Aran - 4mm/US 6
400 stitches = 5g / 9.8 yards
100 stitches = 2.45 yards; 4” square = 18 sts x 30 rows

Light super Bulky - 5mm/US 8
400 stitches = 6g / 11.5 yards
100 stitches = 2.9 yards; 4” square = 15 sts x 22 rows

Super Bulky - 5mm/US 8
400 stitches = 14g / 13.7 yards
100 stitches = 3.43 yards; 4” square = 15 sts x 22 rows

Textured Super bulky - 6mm/US 10
400 stitches = 34g / 15 yards
100 stitches = 3.75 yards; 4” square = 10 sts x 13 rows

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April 21 2014
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  • Project created: April 21, 2014
  • In progress: April 21, 2014
  • Updated: August 30, 2014