Tuesday, September 23, 2008

WIP-Lady Eleanor Entrelac Stole

I have 16 of 36 tiers done.

I bought some Lion Brand Homespun (Barrington colorway) to knit this stole.

Big difference in price! Most projects are being done in Noro and the stole IS stunning knitted with it. Noro yarn is really beautiful for this project.

The total yardage the pattern calls for is 1215 yards of yarn.

Okay. So let's do the math.

Noro Silk Garden is what most folks are knitting this in. Each ball is $10.75 per ball, 122 yards.

1215/122 = 9.95 => say 10 balls @ $10.75 = $107.50

Now, Lion Brand Homespun: $6 per ball, 185 yards per ball.

1215/185 = 6.57 => say 7 balls @ $6 per ball = $42.00

I have to say that I was able to purchase my yarn at a discount ($3.83 per ball => $26.78 total cost)

Plus my stole will be machine washable.

1 comment:

LizzieK8 said...

Three cheers for defense of acrylic yarn. There are so many projects that become such a money pit if it wasn't for acrylic yarn!

Plus, it's machine washable!

Very pretty!