I Think I Can—

Here’s the sock in progress. I’ve been a bit worried that I’m going to run out of yarn on the second toe.


I weighed the yarn an inch ago.

21.8 grams left.

I knit another inch.


That one’s tough to see. 18.9 grams left. So roughly 3 grams of sock yarn per inch.


4 inches of sock left. So I should need 12 grams of yarn at most, but definitely less taking toe decreases into account. Unless my measurements are off, which certainly happens with sock feet. You measure it, you have 4 inches left to knit. Knit, knit, knit. Inches of knitting later, you measure it, and you have 4 inches left to knit.

I do have a back up plan involving a deep deep green and 1 or 2 row stripes to eke out the yarn if need be. We’ll see. My current plan involves knitting like a maniac because we all know that makes the yarn go farther.

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My name is Lorette. I learned to knit in 1999, and took up spinning in 2009. I'm a physician specializing in internal medicine, and live in the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy my blog!


I Think I Can— — 4 Comments

  1. I just had those very worries on a scarf I just finished. I was actually on the cast off row, which was, of course, more than just a cast off row. I was weighing and praying throughout the tedious process. According to my scale, I would not have enough, but I just could not believe that such an awful thing could happen. Then I ended up with a nice little ball left, thank heaven! On a sock, you always have the option, as you said, of an artistic toe.

  2. dislike those angst feelings of not knowing you will run out of yarn. Even the weighing tricks don’t help sometimes. I do love the look of your yarn though!

  3. I have a Clapotis that’s about 98% finished. And I can tell that there’s no way I have enough yarn to finish. It’s been draped across the back of my knitting chair for about 2 years now waiting for me to decide what I’m going to do with it. I half think I might grog the entire thing & make it a bit smaller or knit something entirely different. I love the yarn but it’s no longer available