View Full Version : Wraps per inch?

12-28-2008, 08:38 PM
I've noticed that sometimes yarn is discussed in terms of wraps per inch--I am just wondering if there is a greater advantage to doing this than to measuring it another way. Would you just wrap it around a knitting needle to get the WPI? Or does it matter.


12-28-2008, 10:28 PM
You can wrap it around a needle, a pencil or a ruler (built in measure). Here's a page with a chart at the bottom which may help determine weight - http://yarnforward.com/tension.html
I came across another chart but the text explanation with it is contradictory on most of the weights so I don't know how standard the standards are.