How do you know?
I’ve been clipping along at such a great pace that now I’ve got to answer an essential question: when to stop?
Since the rows keep getting longer, I need a way to measure how many rows’ worth of yarn I’ve got left so I don’t start a final row only to run out in the middle.
How? I employ the tried and true tactic of weight.
Usually, weighing what you’ve done and what yarn remains helps ensure you have fiber enough for a second sock or mitten. Here, I conduct a few experiments to measure how many grams of yarn a row requires so I can evaluate how many rows are “in” my remaining ball.
I walk you through it step by step:
2) Knit one row.
3) Measure the ball again, noting how much lighter it is after the row. In my case, 2 grams.
5) Since my ball after these steps weighs 22 grams, I now know I’ve got roughly 10 rows of yarn left. So I’ll plan on 8, ensuring I have sufficient yarn for the single-chain crochet bind-off the pattern calls for.
See? Math can be your friend, in life as well as in knitting. If a writer—a words person rather than a numbers gal—can befriend math, you can too!