Is There Enough Yarn for the Jersey?

Submitted by norma on Thu, 08/11/2011 - 12:59

Originally submitted by norma on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:15

This reliable old formula will tell you whether your available yarn is sufficient for a plain jersey with set-in sleeves. Keep a tally of the yarn by length or by weight. If you begin knitting without taking count, weight the first piece you knit, and all the remaining yarn.
Back: uses 2/7 total yarn required
Front: uses 2/7 total yarn required
2 x sleeves (set-in style): need 3/7 total yarn required
Variations from a basic jersey, such as large collar or extra long sleeves, upset this system and have to be accounted for separately.