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Old 04-23-2008, 10:18 PM   #1
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how to figure yardage of unmarked yarn
I have some skeins of yarn that are not marked in yardage or weight. Is there a way to figure out yardage without acutally measuring????
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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You could measure out about 10-20 yards, weigh it and then weigh the entire skein. Should give you ball park...
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Old 04-24-2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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Blinkmanpp This is second time tonight I have posted this I hope it helps. It was originally posted on Any Sock KAL 2.

Go to Bass Pro Shops

and buy a fishing line counter. This is the expensive model $12.99. There is a cheaper version, $10.99, the cheaper model is electric and the expensive is mechanical. I have the expensive model, the batteries aren't dead when you need it.

I would, haven't done two at once yet, wind from the skein through the line counter to a yarn winder. This gives the total yardage. Take the new ball and repeat the process for half the yarn. I find the top to a 50 CD spindle to be nice to hold balls of yarn when I rewind from them especially if winding from the outside.

At about $15 US for the line counter and shipping I think it was a good investment.

Happy knitting.

cheaper model

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How cool is that? Great tip!!! Thanks, Chris!!!
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