How long is ‘long enough’?

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Or how long is ‘to the desired length’. I am talking knitting terms here. I am deliberating with myself. I am currently knitting a pattern called Spring Roll, by Annie Baker. The pattern recommends knitting with a particular cotton double knit yarn. Instead, I used yarn from my stash, a gorgeous Louisa Harding, Orielle which is mostly alpaca and knits more like a sport weight even on 4mm needles. Hopefully knitters reading this will understand the jargon. If not, you may learn something or move onto another blog post by someone else!

So it needs to drape artistically (!). Currently it’s 113cm at it’s longest point. If I’d gone with the suggested yarn I’d have needed 600m. I have about 550m. I am deciding whether to just keep going or whether I just won’t like it if it’s too short. Kind of playing yarn chicken, or just chicken. Do I continue or will it just not cut the mustard if it’s too short to be effective?

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3 thoughts on “How long is ‘long enough’?

    Dartmoor Yarns said:
    June 8, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    You look lime you’ve done loads – so my thought is keep going, it’s only 50g different.

    quiteayarnblog said:
    June 9, 2019 at 7:19 am

    I would keep going – it will still be pretty long – not a huge amount of difference between the yarn amount asked for and what you have.

    tinaor responded:
    August 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    I took your advice, just kept knitting! Further blog post about the finished (at last) article!

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