How much yarn do I need, and other questions explained.
Although we have all this information on the website listings, we get some questions asked over and over again. So here are the answers to a lot of them.
How much yarn do I need to make a blanket?
This is one of the most frustrating questions. How big is this blanket? Is a blanket a standard size? How big do you want it? Which yarn do you want to use?
My standard reply to this is;
Do you have the length and width in cm’s? Not inches please. See Note 1 below for more info on this.
A general rule when using Mammoth acrylic or Merino is 1 kg arm knitted makes around 1/2 meter square. Therefore is you have a size in mind, the calculation below will give you the approx. amount you need.
Length x Width = ? divided by 5000. ( The 5000 represents 1/2 square meter in cm)
Eg. 100 cm x 100 cm = 10000 / 5000 = 2. The 2 represents 2 kg.
As a general rule I usually answer when measurements not given;
2 kg makes approx. 70 cm x 145 cm
4 kg makes approx. 145 cm x 145 cm.
If needle knitting with 40 mm needles add 25 % to the above.
For our stuffed yarn “get Stuffed” Approx 53 meters per 1 kg Calculations are based on arm knitting.
1 kg will produce approx 70 cm x 85 cm
2 kg approx 70 cm x 170 cm, or 100 cm x 120 cm.
3 kg approx 130 cm x 130 cm
4 kg approx 150 cm x 150 cm
For Chenille 3 cm arm knitted
4 x 300 grams approx 80 cm x 125 cm
3 x 300 grams makes a double bed runner
If you need help with the calculations, please get in touch here
How do I care for my yarn?
Merino is a luxury product and so needs gentle care. It can be spot cleaned or dry cleaned.
We recommend the merino and Mammoth for light use or decorative use.
A good shake now and then will also freshen it up. Please bear in mind that unless the yarn is fully felted, it will pill to some extent and shed. Trim off any bobbles.
Mammoth can be machine washed, gentle cool and a slow short spin. Dry flat and pull to shape.
Also a good shake and trim will refresh your blanket.
“ Get stuffed” is washable. It can also be tumble dried on a low heat, or dried flat. This is very robust and is great for children and pet use.
Chenille This is very robust, washes very well on a 40 degree wash and will tumble dry. This is great for children who love to drag blankets around the house.
Ribbon yarn can also be machine washed and dried. Again very robust for regular use.
Fully Felted is actually fully felted to the core merino yarn. This can be washed and is very robust. There will be very little shedding and pilling.
How long is shipping?
UK. We send DPD next working day delivery. For remote postcodes it will take 2 days including northern Island. We dispatch as fast as possible. Generally orders coming in up to 1pm will leave the same day. During busy times such as the Christmas period orders may dispatch a day later. Take note that if we book and order in for collection with DPD, after they have collected that day, then it will leave the next day. Please relay on tracking once the parcel has been collected. Tracking will also give you a 1 hour delivery slot on the morning of delivery, usually by 10 am. So there is no reason to wait in all day. If you do not get a text or delivery on the day of expected delivery please check your tracking. Smaller lower weight parcels will be sent Royal Mail, and take 1 to 2 days.
Europe EU. Generally 2 to 3 days. Greece and Malta may be up to 7.
Europe Non EU. 3 to 7 days.
USA, Canada. Generally 2 to 7 days. The further East the quicker the delivery. So New York maybe 2 days and California 7 days.
Australia. Normally 3 to 7 days. The more remote the longer the delivery time.
This is an excerpt from the UK Government website, You must use metric measurements (grams, kilograms, millilitres or litres) when selling packaged or loose goods in England, Scotland or Wales. The only products you can sell in imperial measures are:
draught beer or cider by pint
milk in returnable containers by pint
precious metals by troy ounce
You can display an imperial measurement alongside the metric measurement but it can’t stand out more than the metric measurement.
So If you have a website remember the law states you must use metric as the primary unit.