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

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Post by Wicked Knits » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:36 pm

Can't help, but awesome thread, will definately be checking back here. Have 200g of utiku leaf coming which I'm hoping will make a size 3 for seb & 3m for Alex, but we'll have to see :wink: Looks like it might depend.
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Post by KJ » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:45 pm

This is just what I needed today, thanks!

I made an 18mth size and used exactly 100g, which leads me to believe I will certainly run out before I finish the 3yr size I'm doing now lol

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Post by Razz » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:53 pm

i used 62g of woolganics for a nb milo
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Post by Wicked Knits » Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:56 pm

Hmmm looks like I might have to get a different colour as well :shh: :evillaugh:
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Post by nickers » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:13 pm

emmapea wrote:
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


mm I was surprised as well, so measured him twice and he is def 23 inches - he must be fat-chested :lol:
So yes I'm wondering if it might end up being too big for this year, however I guess I can decide that by controlling the length I knit.

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Post by snoopy » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:20 pm

I used just over 60gms of Woolganics for my newborn one, (using 4.5mm needles as I am a tight knitter) and for the 18mth one I used about 110gms or so with the same 4.5mm needles.
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Post by missgateau » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:24 pm

Am I doing the correct thing to work out the amount of wool used? I just weighed the finished garment.

If so, I used 44gms TWC Gems for a 3mth Milo :) .
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Post by shortly » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:27 pm

I knit a size 12 month and used a whole 100g ball of Tekapo.
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Post by RachaelD » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:31 pm

katydid wrote:Am I doing the correct thing to work out the amount of wool used? I just weighed the finished garment.

If so, I used 44gms TWC Gems for a 3mth Milo :) .


Yep, unless of course you added buttons or something else to it.
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Post by amcham » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:08 pm

I used a 50g ball for my NB size.

i'm doing a 3mo at the moment and it will take about 60g I think. Had to change colour for the bottom as the shop ran out of the colour I was using :(
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Post by growingclothie » Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:10 pm

It is definately looking hopeful for me to get the newborn one done with the wool I have - just a little unsure if I will be able to finish the complete bodice with only 10grams

Maybe we need an identical thread for the rainbow dress as I always wonder if I have enough of different colours for that too
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Post by missgateau » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:05 pm

RachaelD wrote:
katydid wrote:Am I doing the correct thing to work out the amount of wool used? I just weighed the finished garment.

If so, I used 44gms TWC Gems for a 3mth Milo :) .


Yep, unless of course you added buttons or something else to it.


Awesome, thankyou :D
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Post by Tentacles » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:20 am

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.

Anyway after that rant/warning I used 64g or 122m of utiku plain yarn for a 3m milo. That is a lot more than Katydid's one though, I think I weighed yarn left rather than garment. My scales might be a bit dodgy too and I've now gifted it so can't check :?

ETA actually it may depend a bit on which cable you do as well. That was with the owl cable.
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Post by Krissie » Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:34 am

I've done 2 milos, both size 18 months.

First one was done in Utiku, and took 98gm (186m) but was possibly on the short side

Second one was done in BWM Classic and took 110gm (220m)
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Post by growingclothie » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:54 pm

I have added pics to my homemade gallery halfway down this page of the 2yr and NB ones I have done

http://thenappynetwork.org.nz/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=31717&start=255

The NB ended up with the two 10gram greens doing most of the bodice and the brown did the rest
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