When it comes to knitting or crocheting a MYPZ cardigan or pullover, one of the most common questions is: how much yarn do I need? The answer depends on a few factors, including the size of the garment, the type of yarn you're using, and the stitch pattern you choose. In this blog post, we'll break down the calculations and provide you with a handy guide to help you estimate the amount of yarn you'll need for your next MYPZ project.
First of all, the amount of yarn you need depends on the pattern. So if you use our basic chunky mohair cardigan or pullover pattern, here's what you need:
For our Basic Chunky mohair Cardigan you need:
• ± 9 balls MYPZ Chunky kidmohair dk or any other DK-weight yarn (+1 M/L) (+2 XL/XXL)
• That's ± 900 meters (985y) yarn (in total) (+ 100m (109y) M/L) (+200m (218y) XL-XXL)
For our Basic Chunky mohair pullover you need:
• ± 8 balls MYPZ Chunky Kidmohair DK or any other DK-weight yarn (+1 M/L) (+2 XL/XXL)
Thats ± 800 meter (875 Yards) (+100m (110y) M/L) (+200m (219y) XL/XXL)
Calculating the yardage
To determine the amount of yarn you'll need, you'll first need to know the yardage required for the specific MYPZ pattern you're using. This information can usually be found in the pattern itself or on the MYPZ website. Once you have the yardage, you can use the following formula to calculate the approximate amount of yarn you'll need:
Yardage = (Yardage per skein) x (Number of skeins)
For example, if the pattern specifies that you'll need 200 yards per skein and you plan to use 4 skeins, the total yardage required would be:
Yardage = 200 yards/skein x 4 skeins = 800 yards
Adjusting for size
The yardage requirements provided in the pattern are typically based on a specific size. If you're making a larger or smaller size, you'll need to adjust the amount of yarn accordingly. Most patterns will provide instructions on how to calculate the yardage for different sizes. This may involve adding or subtracting a certain percentage of the original yardage.
For example, if the pattern specifies that the yardage for a size small is 800 yards, and you're making a size medium which requires an additional 10% of yarn, you would calculate the yardage as follows:
Yardage = 800 yards + (800 yards x 0.10) = 880 yards
Considerations for stitch pattern
The stitch pattern you choose can also affect the amount of yarn you'll need. Some stitch patterns, such as cables or lace, tend to use more yarn than others. If you plan to incorporate a stitch pattern into your MYPZ cardigan or pullover, it's a good idea to make a swatch and measure how much yarn is used per inch. This will give you a better estimate of the total yardage required.
Buying extra yarn
It's always a good idea to buy a little extra yarn than what the pattern suggests. This will ensure that you have enough yarn to complete your project, especially if you make any mistakes or need to make adjustments along the way. As a general rule of thumb, it's recommended to buy an additional 10-20% of the total yardage required.
Now that you have a better understanding of how to calculate the amount of yarn you'll need for a MYPZ cardigan or pullover, you can confidently start your next project. Remember to consider the size, stitch pattern, and always buy a little extra yarn, just in case. Happy knitting!