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I have some Bernat So Soft in my stash that I got super cheap when I first started knitting. It's definitely not my favorite but I'm making something for someone with a wool allergy so I figured I'd use it up. I found a shawl in The Purl Stitch by Sally Melville. If you don't know the books, she gives directions for any yarn within a gauge range & shows the finished piece knitted up in a few different yarns. Anyway, she gives the yardage for this project as 900 yards. I have 3 skeins of this so soft at 275 yards each so I'm about 8% short.<br><br>
So what do you think mamas...go ahead & do it & jsut fudge with the borders at the end or find a different project or yarn?
 

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Personally, I'd jump in and do it. I usually end up using less yarn than what's recommended. But if your stitches tend to be loose, then you may end up applying a fudge factor at the end. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I was just coming over here to say yes I'm going to do it. The shawl has a large cowl (?) neck ribbed border & about a 2 or 2.5" ribbed bottom border. I'm making it for my sil who is quite petite so I figured I'd shorten it a bit on the length & shorten the 2 borders if I need to.<br><br>
I feel like I'm turning into a yarn snob though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I've spoiled myself lately working with some really nice yarns. The So Soft isn't bad but the other stuff is oooohhh so nice to work with. Also I feel like I need to use up some stuff in my stash so I can justify getting new yarn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> .
 
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