Classic Designs for the Modern Knitter

Rhinebeck Shoppers Yarn Requirements Cheat Sheet

Many knitters are headed to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY this weekend.  It's a wonderful opportunity to buy breed specific yarns.  But how much to buy?

A year ago I released my app, StashBot, for iOS.  To celebrate the anniversary, StashBot is on sale for $2.99 (reg. 4.99) through Sunday!  Download on the app store HERE. (StashBot for Android is still in the works!!)  If you find a yarn you like, you can use the app to figure out how much to buy for specific sizes and project types.  There is a print version of StashBot available from your LYS, or from Quince & Co.

To further assist you, here are yardage requirements for all the projects from Home & Away.  Happy shopping!

Left: Boothbay Cardigan, chest circumference: 31.25 (35.25, 39.25, 43.25, 47.25) [51.25, 55.25, 59.25, 63.25]" / 79 (89.5, 99.5, 109.5, 120) [130, 140, 150.5, 160.5] cm

1400 (1525, 1725, 1875, 2050)[2225, 2400, 2600, 2800] yd / 1275 (1400, 1575, 1700, 1875)[2050, 2200, 2375, 2550] m of worsted weight yarn 

Right: Calligraphy Cardigan, chest circumference: 35 (38.5, 42.25, 45.5)[49.5, 53, 56.75, 60.25]" / 88.5 (98, 107, 116.5) [125.5, 135, 144, 153.5] cm

1575 (1825, 2050, 2300) [2575, 2825, 3100, 3350) yd / 1450 (1675, 1875, 2100)[2350, 2575, 2825, 3050] m of dk weight yarn 

Left: Georgetown, chest circumference: 30.5 (34.5, 38.5, 42.5, 46.5)[50.5, 54.5, 58.5, 62.5]” / 77 (87.5, 97.5, 107.5, 118)[128, 138, 148.5, 158.5] cm

1100 (1250, 1375, 1500, 1675)[1800, 1950, 2100, 2275] yds / 1000 (1125, 1250, 1375, 1525)[1650, 1775, 1925, 2075] m worsted weight

Right: Hancock, Chest circumference: 31.25 (35.25, 39.25, 43.25, 47.25)[51.25, 55.25, 59.25, 63.25]" / 79.5 (89.5, 100, 110, 120)[130.5, 140.5, 150.5, 161] cm;

1475 (1725, 1975, 2250, 2500)[2825, 3125, 3425, 3750] yards / 1350 (1575, 1800, 2050, 2300)[2575, 2850, 3125, 3450] m of fingering weight yarn.

 

Left: Lesley, chest circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44)[48, 52, 56, 60]” / 81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112)[122, 132, 142, 152.5] cm

50 (725, 825, 900)[1000, 1075, 1175, 1275] yards / 600 (675, 750, 825)[900, 975, 1075, 1150] m of an aran weight yarn

Right: Moto Jacket, chest circumference: 33 (36, 39, 42, 45) [48, 51, 54, 57]” / 84 (91.5, 99, 106.5, 114.5)[122, 129.5, 137, 145] cm

375 (1500, 1650, 1800, 1925)[2100, 2225, 2400, 2575] yds / 1250 (1375, 1500, 1625, 1750)[1900, 2050, 2200, 2350] m of dk weight yarn 

Left: Rosemont, chest circumference: 34 (37.75, 41.5, 45.25)[49, 52.75, 56.5, 60.25]" / 86 (95.5, 105, 114.5)[124.5, 134, 143.5, 153] cm

175 (1300, 1425, 1575)[1725, 1850, 2025, 2175] yards / 1075 (1200, 1300, 1450)[1575, 1700, 1850, 2000] meters of worsted weight yarn

Right: Sycamore Vest, chest circumference: 32.75 (36, 39.25, 42.75, 46)” / 83 (91.5, 100, 108.5, 117) cm

725 (825, 925, 1025, 1150) yds / 650 (750, 850, 950, 1050) m of dk weight yarn

Simple Hat: 

to fit: Baby 16” (Toddler 18”, Child 20”, Adult 22”, XL Adult 24”)

version a: bulky weight; 45 (56, 70, 88, 110) yds / 41 (51, 64, 80, 100)m of bulky weight yarn

version b: worsted weight; 75 (95, 115, 140, 170) yds / 69 (87, 105, 125, 155) of worsted weight yarn 

version c: dk weight; 92 (116, 144, 180, 215) / 84 (106, 132, 165, 197)m of dk weight yarn

Hannah Fettig