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Old 07-03-2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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How do you determine weight of a yarn?
I have a yarn that seems to be finer than my worsted but I can't figure it out. Online I have seen that it is 4-5 stitches and inch and it is 106 yards for 40 grams. Is there a formula for this sort of thing? It is a wool/alpaca and very yummy so I am trying to find the best pattern for it.
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Old 07-04-2007, 12:46 AM   #2
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Being 4-5 sts per inch is probably worsted, depends on the needle size and exactly how many sts over 4" - there's a big difference between 16 and 20 sts in 4". One of the quickest ways to determine the yarn weight is wraps per inch, or wpi. Here's a couple charts for wpi - http://www.whirledyarn.com/WPIpage.html and http://www.fiber2yarn.com/info/wpigauge.htm
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Old 07-04-2007, 01:34 AM   #3
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Yep wraps per inch, or look for it on yarndex. Metreage per weight depends on fibre content.
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