milo, milo, milo.... yarn quantity resource

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milo, milo, milo.... yarn quantity resource

Post by growingclothie » Fri Jul 24, 2009 2:55 pm

Can anyone please help with the amount of grams 8ply that milo takes in different sizes, trying to think of ways to use my stash

Just finished my first milo the other day (size2 - though looks like it will fit H till he is more like 4yr old as it is tunic length at the moment and looks rather dress like on him :oops: ). Will put a pic in my gallery later. The size 2 took just on 150grams.

Am looking at doing another in NB, 3mth, or 6mth size but need to know if I have enough yarn/ what yarn to use.

Has anyone done one in vintage hues? That is another option I am considering
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Post by RachaelD » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:16 pm

My size 2 took 120grams of Utiku.

I have a heap of Vintage Hues too, so may look at doing one in this.
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Post by nickers » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:23 pm

At lunchtime I started a size 4. My 2.5yr old has a 23inch chest so according to the pattern thats the size for him.
I'm using Perendale Naturally in a nice deep brown, not sure how long its going to take me to knit it up but will let you know how much wool I end up using.

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Post by littlejo » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:43 pm

I used JUST over 100g for my 6 mth sized one. It was a slightly chunky wool though (supposedly 8ply. but felt a bit thick to me), and whenever I've used it before used slightly over what the pattern suggests.
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Post by miggs » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:56 pm

Ive made the 18mth size in TWC meino/possum it took 90gms, 2years took 100gms of the same stuff.
Just finished a size 3-4 one 40cms in length woolganics used 140gms 8-)

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Post by growingclothie » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:00 pm

thanks ladies, keep the stats coming, I might change the thread name so people can use this as a resource... I find ravelry a bit frustrating with talk of yards, skeins, etc. I would much rather know grams or metres
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Post by j-j » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:01 pm

I did a size 3 with 100gms/310ms exactly
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Post by Razz » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:02 pm

i used 90g woolganics for my 12 months one
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Post by growingclothie » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:03 pm

Any NB measurements? I have two colours (two tones of same colour really) that I have 10grams of and one with 50grams, and am wondering if I could get away with bodice in 10grams, body with the 50grams wool and bottom garter with the other 10grams
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Post by growingclothie » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:10 pm

joshuasmum wrote:Ive made the 18mth size in TWC meino/possum it took 90gms, 2years took 100gms of the same stuff.
Just finished a size 3-4 one 40cms in length woolganics used 140gms 8-)


No wonder mine is too big for H, it actually would fit Z over a long sleeved t-shirt quite nicely but he refusses to try it on for me. I did it on 4.5mm needles, but that is what I always knit 8ply with.
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Post by emmapea » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:19 pm

growingclothie wrote:
joshuasmum wrote:Ive made the 18mth size in TWC meino/possum it took 90gms, 2years took 100gms of the same stuff.
Just finished a size 3-4 one 40cms in length woolganics used 140gms 8-)


No wonder mine is too big for H, it actually would fit Z over a long sleeved t-shirt quite nicely but he refusses to try it on for me. I did it on 4.5mm needles, but that is what I always knit 8ply with.


Are you quite a tight knitter?

Im pleased you started this up, I was curious how much wool everyone had to use for it. I have bought 2 50g balls to make a size 2, but realise I am 99% sure I will need the extra ball. I need to finally cast on soon....
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Post by emmapea » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:20 pm

nickers wrote:At lunchtime I started a size 4. My 2.5yr old has a 23inch chest so according to the pattern thats the size for him.
I'm using Perendale Naturally in a nice deep brown, not sure how long its going to take me to knit it up but will let you know how much wool I end up using.


Wow! I didnt at all think he was a size 4, but I guess with your tighter knitting and everythign it should turn out perfect.... looking forward to seeing the results :D
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Post by growingclothie » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:27 pm

emmapea wrote:
growingclothie wrote:
joshuasmum wrote:Ive made the 18mth size in TWC meino/possum it took 90gms, 2years took 100gms of the same stuff.
Just finished a size 3-4 one 40cms in length woolganics used 140gms 8-)


No wonder mine is too big for H, it actually would fit Z over a long sleeved t-shirt quite nicely but he refusses to try it on for me. I did it on 4.5mm needles, but that is what I always knit 8ply with.


Are you quite a tight knitter?


Not terribly but I do swing that direction with smaller needles. The main size issue with it is in the length, and that is because I wanted to complete the third owl, but could have got away with 2 in hindsight
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Post by grizle » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:29 pm

I used 120gm for my size 2 milo. I am a tight knitter.

I plan on knitting a size 4 for my older boy using 4.5 needles to make it bigger enough for him.
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Post by Faraway » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:32 pm

I used Charity wool to make a NB and used 50gm although it did end up kinda short next to another one I looked at?

Used under 120g of utiku for a size 2 with size 3 length.
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