what she said, i got this and use it all the time, love it.jinx said:Many of us have postal or kitchen scales. We would weight the full skein and then wind half the weight into a separate ball. jinx
courier, I am also confused with this question she has asked. Just use the skein and knit the front and then the back. I have never seen a pattern that says divide a skein. I don't understand what she is doing or is it that I am working on hour 14 1/2 of a 16 hr shift and am getting brain dead. If this is the case please forgive me for my ignorance. I don't mean to sound that way at all.courier770 said:I've been knitting for over 46 years..never had to divide a skein to knit the front and then the back...really!
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:courier770 said:I don't get it either! Most patterns have you knit the back first then begin the front and not once have I ever been instructed to "divide" a skein. Beats me!
If you don't have a scale, the best suggestion I have would be to knit them both at the same time using yarn from the outside and from the inside of the skein. Of course, if the yarn has any nap at all the two sides would not look the same.Sagarika said:The pattern calls for a band of equal width, back and front. This is a v expensive yarn, otherwise I would have bought two. Any suGgestions?
Wrap the skein into a ball. Take the end of the newly finished ball and start to make another ball. When the balls of yarn look to be about equal size, snip it or as the folks here have suggested weigh each ball on a scale before you cut.Sagarika said:I have bought a skein of yarn. I have to divide into two, one half for knitting the front and the other, the back. How do I do this? Only the weight of the yarn is given.