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Old 11-17-2012, 08:31 PM   #1
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I have tons of yarn that I've collected over the years. A lot of it is left overs without a label. Can I weight those portions on a kitchen scale and rely on that weight to determine how much I have to use for a project?
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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I don't think so if you don't have labels. I'm not sure how you'd do it I this case. What I do is make something like a scarf or hat that can be made with multiple small amounts.
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:47 PM   #3
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note to self: always keep the label!
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:08 PM   #4
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You would need to determine if they're all the same thickness because they have different yards per oz/g. You can use wraps per inch (wpi) to figure out the weight classes, then see how much yardage in each class. This page has a wpi chart at the bottom.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:04 PM   #5
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very cool. thank you!
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:19 PM   #6
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note to self: always keep the label!
I don't always keep them either. One thing that helps me tremendously though is Ravelry. Because I put in most of my projects I can look back at what yarn and needle size I used for each. Even if I don't remember the name of the yarn I know that something I made was from it so I can go back and look. This doesn't help you now, but maybe in the future?
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