View Full Version : How do you determine weight of a yarn?
07-03-2007, 11:25 PM
I have a yarn that seems to be finer than my worsted but I can't figure it out. Online I have seen that it is 4-5 stitches and inch and it is 106 yards for 40 grams. Is there a formula for this sort of thing? It is a wool/alpaca and very yummy so I am trying to find the best pattern for it.
07-04-2007, 12:46 AM
Being 4-5 sts per inch is probably worsted, depends on the needle size and exactly how many sts over 4" - there's a big difference between 16 and 20 sts in 4". One of the quickest ways to determine the yarn weight is wraps per inch, or wpi. Here's a couple charts for wpi - http://www.whirledyarn.com/WPIpage.html and http://www.fiber2yarn.com/info/wpigauge.htm
07-04-2007, 01:34 AM
Yep wraps per inch, or look for it on yarndex. Metreage per weight depends on fibre content.