Hi everyone! I need some math help here. I am knitting a scarf in 1x1 ribbing for my husband out of some really gorgeous, really tiny yarn (Rowan Felted Tweed), and, despite being 30" into it, I have just now realized that it is WAY too narrow. I’m going to have to frog it, and this will make the second time (first time was because this was only my second knitting project, so I had some mistakes that were too far down to fix w/o frogging), so I’m about to cry, but it must be done!
Here’s my problem. I only have 3 skeins of this yarn (I got it in London last summer, which explains why I can’t get more of it in the same dye lot). The scarf needs to be about 60". So I need each skein to last for about 20". Right now the scarf is 6" wide (I know, WAY too narrow for a guy) and the first skein lasted for 27".
So my question is, how wide can I make it for each skein to end up around 20", or how do I figure that out? I can figure out stitches to the inch after that, but this has me stumped. I’m sorry for the silly question, but I’m a liberal arts major for a reason! Thanks in advance for any help!