like a stole type wrap, lacy rectangle.. how long would you like to be?
I'm making a stole for my daughter as a gift to honor her college graduation. her school colors are garnet and black, I'm using a 3 ply fingering wool that twines a strand of garnet with a strand of dark almost black charcoal gray and a strand of a lighter but still not light gray.. which sounds like it would knit gray with a hint of wine but somehow it works out the other way around, the effect when knitted, from any distance is a really deep red wine color.. it's school spirited but doesn't look that way. :)
anyway.. the pattern I'm using.. I'm not really using.. I've completely ignored the yarn weight and the needle size and the gauge recommendations so I'm going to end up with a completely different garment.. which was my goal. :) the pattern is more or less the knitty branching out scarf, only with 1 stitch instead of 3 stitch border and 6 repeats wide. I used the same brand/weight yarn and the same needles to knit my branching out scarf
, and I 28 repeats out of 1 ball of yarn and it blocked to about 5'.. I didn't think to measure it before I gave it away, but it was in that neighborhood and that's fairly consistant with what it was supposed to be, so I figure 6 balls ought to give me about 5' in this pattern, maybe a little more.. and it occurs to me today that I hadn't really thought hard enough about whether that was long enough..
is 5' long enough for a wrap/stole? that's the math I've been going with so that's what I've based my scheduled rows per day on :) and if I need to adjust that up to make it longer, I'd be happier doing it now than 2 weeks from now, it needs to be finished, blocked, dry, folded and wrapped by 5/4 and it'd be easier (or at least more realistic) to force myself to do 5 more rows a day from here out than 20 more rows per day that last week, or whatever.. :)
she's a medium junior sized gal, 6-8, if that's important.. and I guess I could always add fringe to it, if that sounds like it would be attractive and shorten my knitting time some.. I'm sure I could add 6-7 inches of fringe to each side faster than I could add another 14 inches of length to the actual knitting.. I have oodles of the yarn, so that's not an issue.. but time is.. I need a realistic schedule.