Sunday, January 14, 2007

Handy chart for spinning folks

Yarn Type

50 Grams per skein = 1.8 ounces per skein*

Yards per 50 gram skein

Yards per Pound

Wraps per Inch

Needle Size

Stitches per Inch

Lace

50 grams = 1.8 oz

440



2600 + ypp

18+

#00, 1, 2 or larger depending on project

8+

Fingerling

50 grams = 1.8 oz

231

1900-2400 ypp

16

#2, 3, 4

6 – 8

Sport

50 grams = 1.8 oz

103 - 110

DK = 123

1200 – 1800 ypp

14

#4, 5, 6

5 – 6

Worsted

50 grams = 1.8 oz

110

900 – 1200 ypp

12

#7, 8, 9

4.5 – 5

Bulky

100 grams = 3.53 oz *

137

600 – 800 ypp

10

#10, 10.5, 11

3.5 – 4

Super Bulky

100 grams = 3.53 oz*

143

400 – 500 ypp

8

#13, 15, 16

2 - 3

Grams

Ounces

1

0.0353

10

0.353

50

1.8

100

3.53

500

17.7

400

15.9

I have no idea how this is going to translate into Blogger.

I made this chart to help myself have a fair to middlin' idea of how much yarn I need to make for any given project. And how much fiber I need to purchase to make said yarn.

The information was gleaned from lots of different places and does not necessarily correspond from column to column. The 50 yard skein comes from Knit Picks because that seems to be their average for skein size (it does go up for the bulkier stuff, of course). The yards per pound figure obviously does not correspond with Knit Picks and I can't remember where I got the figures but they do seem to run fairly accurate.

As I make my own yarn and measure and weigh, I will probably make adjustments to this, but it is a starting place for me.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Thanks, Cate, for the chart. I'm so glad you found Holly Springs Homespun! Kathy and Alice are great!! I never leave the shop empty-handed!!