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FAQ (that is: “I love knitting but I don’t know a thing about it”)

 

The big day has come.

You have decided to knit and pick up once more the needles you inherited from your grandmother.

You entered the world of knitting full of hope, convinced that it would be a simple undertaking. 

Now you find yourself in a bit of a conundrum: what type of yarn should you use, how much will you need and how should you hold the needles? 

In order to answer each and every question you may have, Gomitoli’s is inaugurating the new FAQ section.

We have tried to put ourselves in your shoes in order to predict – as any good fortuneteller would – what you would need.

If by any chance, despite our best intentions, you do not find the answer you seek please write us at info@gomitolis.it: our knitting experts will reply as soon as possible!

 

I would like to make a size M woman?s round-necked sweater: how many balls of yarn do I need to purchase?

The amount of yarn necessary to make a size M woman?s round-necked sweater varies depending on the type of yarn you wish to use:

  • Angora: 10 balls of yarn
  • 4-Ply Camel: 7 balls of yarn
  • 2-Ply Camel: 5 balls of yarn
  • Boutonné Camel: 6 balls of yarn
  • 4-Ply Cashmere: 7 balls of yarn
  • 6-Ply Cashmere: 8 balls of yarn
  • 4-Ply Cashmere Wool: 8 balls of yarn
  • 6-Ply Cashmere Wool: 8 balls of yarn
  • 4-Ply Lambswool: 8 balls of yarn
  • 6-Ply Lambswool: 9 balls of yarn
  • Spring Cashmere: 6-7 balls of yarn
  • Tweed: 6 balls of yarn
  • Big Cashmere: 9-10 balls of yarn

 

I would like to make a round-necked sweater for my boyfriend, who wears size L (men?s size). How many balls of yarn do I need to purchase?

Once again the amount of yarn depends on the type of yarn you choose to use. Here are some useful guidelines:

  • 4-Ply Camel: 7 balls of yarn
  • Spring Cashmere: 9-10 balls of yarn
  • Tweed: 8 balls of yarn
  • 4-Ply Camel: 9 balls of yarn
  • Boutonné Camel: 9 balls of yarn
  • 4-Ply Cashmere: 9 balls of yarn
  • 4-Ply Cashmere Wool: 10 balls of yarn
  • 4-Ply Lambswool: 10 balls of yarn
  • 6-Ply Cashmere: 10 balls of yarn
  • 6-Ply Cashmere Wool: 11 balls of yarn
  • 6-Ply Lambswool: 9 balls of yarn
  • Angora: 10-11 balls of yarn
  • Big Cashmere: 12-13 balls of yarn

 

I would like to make a stockinette stitch scarf: how many balls of yarn do I need to purchase?

The amount of yarn necessary to make a stockinette scarf varies depending on the length of the scarf and the type of yarn you wish to use. Here are some useful guidelines whereby you will be able to create the scarf of your choosing!

With most types of spun yarns 3 or 4 balls of yarn will suffice. Naturally if you want a longer or wider scarf, or want to use another type of stitch, you will need more yarn.
 
To make a scarf measuring approximately 20 x 180 cm, 3 balls of the following spun yarns will suffice:
 
  • 4-Ply Cashmere
  • 4-Ply Cashmere Wool
  • 4-Ply Lambswool
  • 4-Ply Camel - Boutonné Camel
  • 6-Ply Cashmere - 6-Ply Cashmere Wool
  • 6-Ply Lambswool
 
Tweed: for a scarf measuring 20 x 200 cm you will need approximately 3 balls of spun yarn
Big Cashmere: to make a scarf measuring 20 x 170 cm you will need approximately 4 balls of spun yarn
Angora: for a scarf measuring 20 x 200 cm you will need approximately 4 balls of spun yarn
2-Ply Camel: for a scarf measuring 20 x 170 cm you will need approximately 2 balls of spun yarn
Spring Cashmere: for a scarf measuring 20 x 200 cm you will need approximately 4 balls of spun yarn