I'm new to the forum, new to knitting and hope you can help.
I became ill in May and have been bedridden since. While I unpatiently await healing, my sister-in-love decided to teach me to knit and I LOVE it....and it does help to pass the time.
My question is: If you are wanting to make an item, i.e. a simple baby blanket without a pattern, is there a way to calculate how much yarn you might need to make it?
Since I am forced to shop online, I cannot discuss with a clerk or look through patterns etc.
I know that the size needle, the yardage of the skein and size of the blanket are needed, but I cannot do a swatch and measure.
Thanks and apologies in advance if this is a crazy or no brainer question.