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grannymary
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Posted - 06/18/2004 :  12:00:22 AM  Show Profile Send grannymary a Private Message
When guidelines for yarn size are given in "wraps per inch," what does that mean?
By the way, I'm new to this forum (my first posting) but I've been reading several threads all day. What a nice bunch of "knitwits!"

Boogie
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Posted - 06/18/2004 :  03:28:40 AM  Show Profile  Visit Boogie's Homepage Send Boogie a Private Message
http://fiber2yarn.com/info/conversion_chart.htm
This should clear it up - the conversion chart for WPI is about midway down the page.

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Susan T-O
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Posted - 06/18/2004 :  04:48:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit Susan T-O's Homepage Send Susan T-O a Private Message
Welcome Grannymary! Where are you finding patterns with "WPI" for the guidelines? Since I spin my own yarns, that would be much more helpful to me than "bulky" or "sport weight."

--Susan T-O in Long Beach CA

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grannymary
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Posted - 06/18/2004 :  11:21:45 AM  Show Profile Send grannymary a Private Message
Hi Susan. The pattern that gives guidelines is for the Morning Surf Scarf at www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/a6.shtm
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grannymary
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Posted - 06/18/2004 :  11:36:32 AM  Show Profile Send grannymary a Private Message
Thanks Boogie for the link. But (and this may be a silly question) but what is being wrapped? Does it mean that if i wrapped something (like a needle) with the yarn, then I would count the number of wraps lying side by side to make an inch?
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purlewe
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Posted - 06/18/2004 :  12:46:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message
I believe this is exactly what yuo need to do. wrap the yarn around the needle you intend to use and count how many per inch.

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NastiJ
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Posted - 06/18/2004 :  8:37:19 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message
Here's another site that describes the method:

http://www.woolfestival.com/articles/WPI.htm


[img]http://www.woolfestival.com/articles/articles_images/wpi.jpg[/img]



Nancy J.

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Susan T-O
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Posted - 06/18/2004 :  9:08:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit Susan T-O's Homepage Send Susan T-O a Private Message
Granny, yes that's exactly what you do. The picture Nancy posted shows it quite well. You can even buy a yarn gauge that has a one-inch wide notch so you don't have to worry about the yarn slipping while you're trying to count.

Now to go check out that pattern!

--Susan T-O in blah blah blah

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