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May 08, 2009

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Kathy

Here's what I found:
http://www.woolfestival.com/articles/WPI.htm

One extremely popular knitting magazine now prints wpi with each pattern yarn but no weight information. Why?? It irks me to no end.

Kathy

Diane

well this is just non-expert me talking (not like you other gals)- but even if yarns tell you their wt - all yarn weights don't knit up the same - or look or feel the same - some fingering wts, sport wts, etc. are thicker or thinner than others - if it was me - I would compare it to what else I had in my stash that looked a similar wt. and then knit a swatch on maybe 2 different needle sizes that you think you'd want to use with that yarn- maybe a 2 - 3 inch swatch to see how that came out - then save the swatch and pin it to the yarn for future reference. (but I don't have that patience always to swatch - I know you're supposed to - but I get lazy in that dept.) I CAN identify with you on losing lables though :-)

BunnyQueen

I agree with Diane, but to at least get a starting point, I like Spinderella's chart available at http://www.spinderellas.com/patterns/yarnchart.html .

Sandy Kuhbander

I love all the pastel sock yarns-they are inspiring!
Sandy Kuhbander
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Louisville, KY 40207

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