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heykaren
02-09-2009, 08:14 AM
I bought some yarn from a bargain bin and don`t know what the yarn weight is ( ie: fingering etc ). I tried to find the company online to write to them, but can`t ( makes me wonder how long itīs been in the bin... ).

Itīs recommended to work it with size 3-3.5 mm needles and the gauge is 22 x 30. Each ball is 50 gms and about 120 meters.

As Iīm trying to do some stashbusting ( so I can go out and buy more guilt free... :mrgreen: ) Iīd like to figure out what the weight is so I can try to find the "perfect" project to use it for.

Any ideas?

Karen

Simply_Renee
02-09-2009, 08:26 AM
Try Yarndex.com- what is the name of the yarn?

heykaren
02-09-2009, 09:07 AM
Itīs called "Lanas torredemer Nilo " and I didn`t see it on Yarndex - but thanks for the reference! :thumbsup:

Karen

Simply_Renee
02-09-2009, 09:10 AM
Hmm- I looked on Ravelry and nothing there either. My guess would be fingering due to the needle size though.

I know you measure the weight by "wraps per inch" (centimeter since you're in Spain!" but I don't know how to do it.

Good luck!

MMario
02-09-2009, 09:38 AM
the easiest way is to go to a webwsite where they describe their yarns by "weights" - and compare the yardage per 50 gm with a yarn of the same fiber mix - or as close to it as you can.

this is not foolproof - but usually will work.

labeelady
02-09-2009, 09:41 AM
You may want to bookmark this page:

http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html

heykaren
02-09-2009, 01:16 PM
Thanks everyone!!!!! :muah:

Looks like itīs somewhere between a fingering/sock and sport. At least thatīll give me a range I can plug in on ravelry to look for patterns.

OK - time to de-stash!!!!!

Karen