A couple of weeks ago I was wondering about the yardage of yarn needed to make a women's medium sized vest. The requirements listed in the pattern seemed as high as the stack of yarn itself.
Later I remembered I had this handy little resource (kept safely at home - how useful!) put out by Interweave and produced by Anne Budd.
Sure enough, the amount is in the right ballpark.
For a little laminated tri-fold pamphlet it contains a ton of information...
If you don't already have one, I think its a great addition to the knitting tool kit. As I think I've mentioned before the math side of knitting is the one I need to dedicate time and attention to the most. As mind numbing as numbers are for me I'm going to better familiarize myself with the information in it prior to going to the LYS (maybe this afternoon?) so I have some clue of what I'm looking at/for when I pull it out with the shop owner standing there. I swear those women have calculators where their brains are supposed to be! It can be so intimidating. First things first though - I'm going to go put the thing in my purse!