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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Any idea's please?

We recently went to our city centre, which is about an hour away from me, so we tend to go now and again, rather than regularly. I won't be going back yet awhile.

Anyhow, while there I bought this yarn off the market. 'Scarab double chunky'.   I got 100g of it thinking it would be enough for a nice warm scarf.

I was shocked to see this was 50g worth!

That's half my yarn gone already!!!  I'm using a chunky hook, 10mm. The scarf I did for my mum, the green one was 100g, so I was expecting this to work out fine, especially as I was doing something much smaller, a scarfette.

So now I don't know what to make!  Any suggestions?  The yarn doesn't seem to go very far at all.

I suppose I'd best go get frogging now ....


Just adding a little extra information incase it helps any of you to see what I'm doing wrong or to give any ideas.

This small scarflette is 17ch wide and is all double crochet, so 15 DC in every row basically.  Also, there should be enough to fringe all one side along as well.
They used a size K hook (I'm using 10mm which I thought was the same?) and 3oz bulky weight yarn. I don't know what that converts to for us in the UK, but I thought 'double chunky' sounded quite bulky and I have 100g. :)
I thought 100g would be enough as they say you can get a couple of these from a skein and I made that big circle scarf from 100g.

Thanks so much for looking!



  1. Oh wow, what stitch are you using? Did it say yardage? I sure do like the color, will make a very pretty scarf...

  2. Could you make it half as wide and use a looser lacy stitch?
    It looks a very dense knit.
    If all else fails, buy some nice bamboo handles and make it into a bag.

  3. Thanks both so much for the help. :) I'd love to be able to sort this if possible.

    Barbara, I'm really new to Crochet, I only taught myself in June, so I'm not really sure what you're asking me by 'yardage'? Where would I look to find it out?

    Midge, I think it looks dense but when I hold it up to the light, you can see it is fairly loose as you can see all the 'holes' then.
    I think I will need to do either the stitch differently or something, but I'm not sure what at the moment?

    I've added some extra info to the post in the hopes of explaining the problem better, but am really unsure what I can do about it?

    Thanks so much for trying to help though, I really appreciate it.


  4. You can keep what you have done already, end off, add on a complimentary color, crochet until you almost have the length you want, and then add back on your leftover Scarab double chunky and finish your scarf. I think that would be nice. :)

  5. Are the number of cast on chain stitches the same as the pattern you used for your Mum's scarf, Kim? I was wondering if this is wider than your Mum's scarf? I cannot think of anything other than that. The yarn is gorgeous,so sparkly.

  6. Lesley, this only had I think it was 17ch and my mum's, I used either 20 or 25. I can't actually remember now. But this was less.

    Debi, I might end up using your idea. I've sent for a larger hook, but if that doesn't work, I'll go with the contrasting yarn.

    Thanks so much for all the help. It's really appreciated.



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