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

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Post by Flutterby » Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:52 am

I am just finishing up a size 2 and have used over 100g so far so am thinking that it will be about 130g. This is a country 8ply wool.
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Post by missgateau » Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:58 pm

Second Milo, Ashford Tekapo NB, 62gms.

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Post by nickers » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:18 pm

I've just finished a size 4 - for my 2 and a half year old as he already has a 23inch chest measurement.
So I knitted it quite long so it will fit him next winter as well, as I really only expect him to grow in height and not so much round the middle.
So I ended up using 159gms wool - Perendale Naturally DN 8ply 101m per 50gm so would have been approx 320metres. The Milo measures 44cm from top of shoulder to cast off.
I could have easily just finished the Milo using 3 balls (150gms) total, I did 14 rows for the bottom band, 4 of those rows were from finishing the 3rd ball, and the last 10rows and cast off were using the 4th ball - but I could have just finished the cabling abit sooner and made the Milo abit shorter.

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Post by RachaelD » Mon Aug 17, 2009 5:00 pm

Tentacles wrote:Just BEWARE of going by yarn weights if you are using a different yarn! I'm just finishing a test knit for someone and have also just knitted another pattern where I subbed one 8 ply for another and needed an extra 50g of yarn to get the correct amount! These were both baby items too one sized 0-6m and the other 6-12m. It's always safest to work in meterage (or yardage) rather than weight because some yarns vary hugely, eg merino is lighter than 100% wool so you get a lot more in 100g etc etc.


Totally agree, I just weighed my size 4 milo and it only weighs 104grams. It was knitted with Cleckheaton Vintage Twist, obviously a very light weight yarn.
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Post by Khai » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:37 pm

3 mth: 71g (Colour 4 Me - only 90m per 50g, most 8plys are 100m)
18mth: 104g of yarn (at 101m per 50g).
Size 2: 119g (100m per 50g)
Size 3: 130g (The Wool Company Utiku Multi Colours 87m per 50g)

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Tentacles wrote:Just BEWARE of going by yarn weights if you are using a different yarn! I'm just finishing a test knit for someone and have also just knitted another pattern where I subbed one 8 ply for another and needed an extra 50g of yarn to get the correct amount! These were both baby items too one sized 0-6m and the other 6-12m. It's always safest to work in meterage (or yardage) rather than weight because some yarns vary hugely, eg merino is lighter than 100% wool so you get a lot more in 100g etc etc.


Totally agree, I just weighed my size 4 milo and it only weighs 104grams. It was knitted with Cleckheaton Vintage Twist, obviously a very light weight yarn.

Yes. the Vintage Twist has a good yardage - 120m or something from memory, I was stunned that I got a small Vanilla soaker out of a ball and still had a fair bit left over. I love that.
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Post by helennz » Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:21 pm

70g for a 3 month size made from shepherd colour for me. I changed the cable too.
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Post by trudi » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:00 pm

Just bumping this up, can some one pretty please sticky this for me. MWAH ....love you forever!!!
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Post by mama anne » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:07 pm

Bump... Any chance this could be a sticky? :pray:
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Post by SHESHE » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:37 pm

I did a size 4 for DD..She is 6 and it fit with room, but i used cotton, so might be more stretchy. That was under 3 balls..about 2 and half (around 125grams??) I also did a cotton size 1 and it look huge. I used 4mm needles though, not 4.5.
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Post by Bella's mama » Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:34 pm

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Post by Amethyst » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:37 am

Stickied as requested :)
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Post by Mumof4girls » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:41 am

Awesome! thanks Paula :)

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Post by kitscha » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:52 am

I knit a size 2 using Purewool worsted (= NZ 10 ply) on 5mm circs... wanted it to come out somewhere between a size 4 and 6 and I think it did. It took around 150 g (300m) of this particular yarn.

I did an 18 month using TWC Oasis on 4mm circs, and it took around 100g (173m) of this particular yarn.

All weights approximate as I don't have a digital scale! :mrgreen:

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Post by Bella's mama » Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:30 am

MIL has just made a 12 month and 3 month milo. 12 month is about 5cm longer than pattern, and we have about 30g of Utiku opal left over from a full lot.
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