I have 630 grams of BFL Aran to knit my brioche rib sweater. According to the pattern, it ought to take 750 grams of yarn. However, I am not using the recommended yarn or gauge. How close will I be, and if I won't make it, how much more yarn should I dye?
I have finished the back, which weighs exactly 180 grams.
Calculating from the pattern, I can figure the relative proportions of the back, fronts and sleeves.
total = 29881
means that back is 24% of garment and I would need 750 grams
Now if I make sleeves more narrow, reduce cuffs, make collar more narrow, I get it down to
total = 25787
means that the back is 28% and I need 637 grams. Sigh, so close.