View Full Version : Yarn: yards vs grams

10-21-2005, 01:30 PM
When I was shopping for yarn today I thought I would see the yardage on the skeins but mostly saw gr. That is grams right? How do I tell the yardage?
Thanks so much,

10-21-2005, 03:02 PM
Most skeins will have both the weight and yardage on there, although sometimes they can be very small print and/or difficult to find. Sometimes I have to look at it a couple of times before I find it. Also on certain skeins (mostly the ones that are more ball shaped) the yardage, gauge etc might be on a part of the label that is stuck down in the ball.

You could check www.yarndex.com if you have a particular yarn in mind. They give the full stats on many different yarns.

10-21-2005, 03:13 PM
I just checked the skiens and can find no yardage unless I need new glasses "again". :) I will take a look at that site.
Thanks a lot,

10-21-2005, 03:15 PM
What a pain! I hope you are able to find it on Yarndex...if not there do you know who the manufacturer is? Most of them give yarn stats on each yarn they make also.

10-21-2005, 03:17 PM
I just checked that site and it said the yarn I bought was
Weight 170g
Yardage 471 yds.
Thanks for the site Kemp,