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Old 06-01-2007, 10:13 AM   #1
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I have a silly questions. How do you convert yarn grams into yards? 400 grams equals????
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There's no way to directly convert grams to yards because each weight (thickness) of yarn will vary from another. 50 grams can be 80 yards in chunky, 100-120 in worsted, 150 in DK or 200 in laceweight. So it depends on the yarn. You can find all kinds of yarns by gauge at, the descriptions may help you figure it out.

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Old 06-01-2007, 10:33 AM   #4
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Grams are a measure of weight.
Yards are a measure of length.
Apples and oranges.

You can take Sue's good advice.
Or you can simply measure your yarn by wrapping it around an 18" piece of cardboard, counting the wraps and multiplying by 2 to get the yardage.
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There are no silly questions! You can also buy a yarn meter, if you're really interested (see for more information). I generally do what Sue does and check yarndex. OR, just use your mystery yarn for a project where the exact length doesn't really matter (like a scarf, which can be short or long) or a bunch of small pieces (like hats and mittens).
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