06-01-2007, 10:13 AM #1 Jonana Casting On   Join Date: May 2007 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Converting grams to yards... I have a silly questions. How do you convert yarn grams into yards? 400 grams equals????

 06-01-2007, 10:18 AM #2 Jonana Casting On   Join Date: May 2007 Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Knitting Help has been a great HELP to me!! I love the videos! I started knitting hats and since then learned to knit sweaters. I LOVE this hobby and look forward to talking and meeting other "knit wits"
 06-01-2007, 10:23 AM #3 suzeeq Knit On!   Join Date: Aug 2006 Location: Montana Posts: 27,765 Thanks: 160 Thanked 6,445 Times in 6,032 Posts 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 yarndex.com, the descriptions may help you figure it out. sue
 06-01-2007, 10:33 AM #4 knitasha Turning the Heel     Join Date: May 2006 Location: 10024 Posts: 930 Thanks: 23 Thanked 288 Times in 240 Posts 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.
 06-01-2007, 02:25 PM #5 cftwo Working the Gusset   Join Date: May 2007 Location: PA Posts: 1,043 Thanks: 32 Thanked 308 Times in 289 Posts There are no silly questions! You can also buy a yarn meter, if you're really interested (see http://www.knittersreview.com/articl...e/050818_c.asp 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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