**the weight of a square**

There was a question in the comments about whether this blanket is going to weigh alot. Hmmm. I hadn't thought about it at all, I just really liked the cotton classic - the stitches, as seen above in today's square, look really, well, nice. So I weighed some squares (which are, it turns out, a bit less than 1 oz. each), and I did a calculation based on a 100-square afghan. My calculations yield a blanket of exactly 5 pounds, or nearly 2.5 kilograms. I could sleep soundly under such a blanket. If I were to wash it, though, it would be a different story. When wet, I might not be able to lift it over my head.

These calculations also indicate I'm going to need 80 oz. - or something like 47 skeins - of cotton classic (at 50 grams per skein, which is equal to 1.7 oz.). At an average of $5 per skein this is not something I'm going to dwell on, or discuss with my husband.

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