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May 22, 2019 16:41:57   #
Palma Asd (a regular here)
 
I made a mockup of the Outlander Claire's Wrap Stole / Shawl on the basis of available photos on the internet - and I have to say, I did pretty well - and I am now almost done with a second copy - a gift for my "sisfriend" - and then this happens on the last bit...not enough yarn...grrrrrrr....


 
May 22, 2019 16:44:33   #
MMWRay (a regular here)
 
This is called playing Yarn Chicken and you lost!
May 22, 2019 16:49:19   #
Twiggie
 
I would probably take the green of the last rows off and switch back to the brown. Darn to be so close and not have enough yarn. Have been there a time or 2 myself. Good luck.
May 22, 2019 16:55:08   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
Not to worry - https://www.lavisch.com/site/binding-off-when-yarn-has-run-out/

So one end won't come to a point.

https://www.10rowsaday.com/bindoff-without-yarn
May 22, 2019 17:01:05   #
Judy M (a regular here)
 
Let us know what you decide to do. 1. would be to start the decreases earlier 2. double decrease in brown rows, which might not be obvious if done near the ends of the rows in the wide section of brown.
May 22, 2019 17:04:30   #
Knitting in the Rockys (a regular here)
 
Did you leave a cast on tail? If so, is that tail long enough to attach and tease a few stitches out of?
 
May 22, 2019 17:18:09   #
Palma Asd (a regular here)
 
I used the Russian bind off and that way used more yarn and I had not taken that into account. Too bad I had to use a new ball of wool - yep, I have a yarn stash - for the last piece.

The scarf is practically finished, apart from the threads of the stripes ... sigh ...

Playing Yarn Chicken, I didn't know that expression yet (I'm from the Netherlands), funny, I'll remember that ....
May 22, 2019 17:24:35   #
NanaMc (a regular here)
 
I feel your pain. I have played yarn chicken and have lost before.
May 22, 2019 17:43:45   #
tdorminey
 
A tip for when you are running low on yarn and don't know if you can only do 1 more row or 2/+ more rows:

Unwind the remaining yarn and bring the yarn end back to the needle tip, doubling it/folding the yarn in halves.
Tie a slip-knot at the half-way point of the yarn remaining.
Knit the next row.
If you reach the slip-knot before completing the row, you do not have enough yarn for an additional row. Pull out the knot and knit on.
If you end the row before reaching the knot, you have enough yarn for at least one more row.

I have also used the Rule of Thumb of allowing 3 - 4 x the width of the WIP, but that seems to vary with different yarn wts. The knitting to the knot is, IMO, more trustworthy.
May 23, 2019 06:22:38   #
Nancyn
 
Google yarnless bindoff. It might help.
May 23, 2019 06:28:42   #
JackieS (a regular here)
 
LOL happens to all of us. I would just finish with the other color and call it your humility wrap! Love it!
 
May 23, 2019 07:02:49   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
Very pretty! Any brown left!?
May 23, 2019 07:02:50   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
Very pretty! Any brown left!?
May 23, 2019 07:08:40   #
knituladay (a regular here)
 


That's freeking awesome!
May 23, 2019 09:27:55   #
Amyah
 
Knitting in the Rockys wrote:
Did you leave a cast on tail? If so, is that tail long enough to attach and tease a few stitches out of?


Was about to ask this question... It happened to me once and I used a bit of the CO tail and everything was fine :)
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