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Thursday, April 15, 2010

What a 10 lb cone of chenille looks like...


I tried to take pictures of this humungus cone of yarn. But it's really impossible to show how big it is. Next to it is a 2 lb cone of woolray for comparison. Keep in mind also, from it already has come one shrug for a teenager, one shawl 3 ft x 7 ft (the disaster one) and one scarf 8 inches x 6 feet. The original cone was so heavy it caved in the thick cardboard inner cone.

I suppose this is what the cones look like in a knitting factory. Could an ordinary home knitter ever use up something like this? I wonder...

3 comments:

Jemajo said...

Oh, WOW! How do you even find space for it?
One scarf at a time, like your grey cone? How about bed throws in tuck stitch?
It's a lovely colour though and I bet scarfs in this would be very soft!

TracyKM said...

I have a huge cone of Patons Lacette. I made 4 ponchos for girls (age 2-lady), and the cone still looks the same. I have some other huge cones like that too. They're too heavy for my kitchen scale and if I take them to the bathroom scale I might be tempted to weigh myself and that would just ruin my day, LOL.

Mar said...

Tracy, you made me laugh. That's exactly why the 10 lbs is an estimate....