So now will share with you the formula as to how much yarn is needed to bind a rug. Must admit that I had to call on my gal pal Kris Miller to remind me so am posting it on my blog. That way not only you will know but when I forget can do a 'search' on my very own blog, lol.
The FORMULA... It takes 12" (one foot) of yarn to whip 1". Yes, sad but true.
This rug measures 22 x 47 which equates to 138" times 12" of yarn to whip around......OR 1,656" of yarn required. Yup, but think you'd want a tad more to cover those corners and to tuck the ends of the yarn under. So would want a tad more than that.
28 x 2 = 56" TIMES 39 strands = 2,184" of yarn required for whipping this rug. So there IS plenty of yarn.
THIS WOOL YARN is thick so am using a single strand to whip with. So am wondering if using a thinner piece of wool yarn and doubled would require twice the amount. I'm not sure because I've only whipped with either thick (bulky) wool or with cut wool strips. The remainder of the time I've done the wide wool covered cording or cotton binding.
Have a great Saturday evening folks. You may not hear from me tomorrow unless this marathon binding is completed.