How much yarn do I need to bind off?

How much yarn should you leave to cast off?

To be on a save side, you’ll need 5 times as much yarn for the bind off as your project is wide. This will leave a little tail of maybe 3-4 inches for weaving in the tails as well. (The exact factor was 4.6 for my swatch. It was 12 cm wide and i needed 56 cm for the cast-off.)

How do I know if I have enough yarn to finish a row?

The standard advice on whether you have enough yarn to complete one more row is to stretch out your knitting and, if the length of yarn is 4 times the width of your work, you should have enough.

Does cable knitting use more yarn?

You’ll need more yarn and more stitches for a cable sweater than for one of the same dimensions in a knit/purl pattern. … If you’re making a project in a repeating cable pattern, be sure to work a large enough swatch to be able to measure gauge accurately. (See How to Knit a Gauge Swatch.)

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