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Re: Yarn gauge
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: December 05, 2008 09:33AM

There is a gizmo that will measure yardage as you pull your yarn through it. There's one marketed to the knitting/crochet/spinning market and I think I've seen it at Patternworks, among other places. However, some knitters have suggested using the fishing line meter reader as a cheaper alternative. I think you can get those things at Big5 or Bass Fishing or any other place that stocks sports fishing gear.

However, I think what you really would want is to measure out a length -- say 10 yards -- and then weigh it on a good scale. Then you approximate your yardage based upon the weight of your skein. Be sure to weigh the skein under the same atmospheric conditions as your test length since humidity can affect yarn weight. <G>

You may be referring to the McMorran balance, which can get pricey. I think you can get by with a reasonably accurate digital scale.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/2008 11:59AM by KT.

Subject Written By Posted
  Yarn gauge Sally J 12/04/2008 10:55PM
  Re: Yarn gauge Alex 12/05/2008 09:22AM
  Re: Yarn gauge KT 12/05/2008 09:33AM
  Re: Yarn gauge Sally J 12/05/2008 11:08AM

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