Last summer I bought some lovely sock yarn. At 67 grams I realized it wasn't really enough for a pair of socks, and since it was a one off from an independent dyer I put it aside.
Then I decided I wanted to knit this pattern and figured if I shortened the leg to make them ankle socks I could pull it off.
So first sock done.
When I measure how much yarn it took this was what I got:
So then I measure what I had left once I had turned the heel on sock number two:
I then weighed my half finished second sock and the remaining yarn:
Well I don't know how much my stitch markers and circular needle weighed but I figured it was gonna be a nail biter....
I had 4 lace repeats to go before the toe.
After one repeat I had 10 gms left.
After next one - 7 gms.
Then 5 gms
2 gms left and the toe to do.
I got within 5 rows of finishing and could see it wasn't going to end well, but I had a long tail left on my first sock so I added it in and kept knitting.
I was within three rows of finishing the toe, but only had enough left for the Kitchener graft.
I tried it on, and it was good enough for me.
Ta-Da! See? At least 8 inches to spare.
and that makes a pair:
That is how I spent my Friday.