Tuesday, January 03, 2006


Substitution Calculations & Such

Updated 01-04-06

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FAQ's touch on the pattern specifications.
Margaret R. D. in the Hebride group helped translate some of the pattern specifications. And confirmed what all the different numbers at the top of the pattern refer to. Thank Margaret.

So here is my summary and my substitution yardage calculations.

Yarn: HAMANAKA Men’s Club Master. Yarn color: Wine (#9)
(Yarn card here http://www.kanzawa.com/k2005/hamanaka/hanaaw/master00.JPG)
Content: Superwash Wool 60% acrylic 40%, 50g skein, approximately 85m
Needle sizes recommended:
(Japanese needle size 7-8 or 4.2mm-4.5mm)
nearest U.S. needle size 6 – 7 or 4.25mm - 4.5mm
Yardage: Jacket 865g (865g divided by 50g skeins) = 17.3 skeins
Hat 120g (120g divided by 50g skeins) = 2.4 skeins
Jacket plus hat requires 19.7 skeins

(Note: 1 meter = 1.0936132983 yards)
Kanzawa site lists yarn at … 85meters per skein.
edit: This is NOT correct. As Marina of http://woolyewe.blogspot.com/ pointed out to me. The color card notes 75meters. Thanks Marina.
(I've removed the calculations of 85 meters. The following is the correct yardage reference)

At 75 meters per skein...
19.7 multiplied by 75 = 1477.5 meters = 1615.81 yards for Jacket and Hat
17.3 multiplied by 75 = 1297.5 meters = 1418.96 yards for Jacket only

(Add a skein or two to ensure you have enough yarn for your project)

7 buttons of size 2cm x 1.5 cm (the ones on the pattern picture are shaped like an oak leaf)

Size: Pattern only provides one size.
Jacket: Finished chest circumference = 99.5cm (38.8 inch)Finished jacket length = 57cm (22.2 inch)Finished sleeve length = 76.5cm (29.8 inch)Hat: Finished hat circumference = 54cm (21.1 inch)Finished hat depth = 20.5cm (8 inch)


I took a look at the "yarn card" link and it looks like 75m to me.

Could everyone just be mixing up their meters and yards? 75m = ~82 yds
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