View Full Version : How much is WPI realy used?

12-30-2008, 09:10 PM
Tomorrow I will be ordering an oak swift from Hornshaw Wood Works this one here (http://www.hornshawwoodworks.com/index.php?var8=128) and noticed that for about $7 he has this nice WPI tool (http://www.hornshawwoodworks.com/index.php?var8=141). In the future I will be ordering a Lendrum wheel and spinning my own yarn and was wondering how much do you really use WPI when making yarn.

12-30-2008, 11:45 PM
If you're spinning your own yarn it would be really useful to know what wpi the yarn turns out. I don't know that you really need a special tool, you can wrap the yarn around a pencil or needle and count the wraps in an inch, or use a ruler which has a convenient measure on it.

12-31-2008, 10:46 AM
Does circumference matter?

12-31-2008, 11:07 AM
When measuring wpi? Nope, it's to measure the thickness of the yarn, so wrapping around anything - flat, square, round - where you can measure how many strands per inch works.

12-31-2008, 08:22 PM
I only used the wpi measuring tool when I was skeining up yarns for sale or using a yarn for a project.

What I like much better is a spinner's control card & yarn guage. I keep it on my wheel so I can make sure I'm spinning a consistant wpi.