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Topic: HELP! Recycled yarn and yardage: What can I make with this?  (Read 1196 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2007 12:13:11 AM »

Sorry, I mean weighing 10 (unit of weight) rather than 10 (unit of measure).

Or, alternatively, if you can rig up a set distance (between 2 chairs...) and make a skein, you can count up how many loops you have * distance of the loop / weight, and then work out your yardage.
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2007 09:23:04 AM »

when i unravel  sweater, i skein it to get the correct yardage.  my method has chaged a bit from when this pic was taken, but the jist is the same.

it's just two dowels, 18 in apart on a piece of wood.

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007 09:27:48 AM »

Thats exatly what I was going to suggest! You can go to the hardware store and buy some pvc piping and make yourself a niddy-noddy for like 2 dollars. When you cut the center piece get a piece of string that is 2 yards and wrap it around the contraption once to measure it. Then just wrap up your yarn, count the threads, and multiply by 2. It may seem like a pain now, but it makes it easy to count yards, and its great for skeining things to dye as well.

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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2007 09:27:09 PM »

I have a niddy-noddy, just not one that's easy to measure length with.

The way the yarn wraps around it, it can be anywhere from the very edge of the dowel to close to the center pole.  I measured it, and it's approximately 5 feet wrapped all the way around, but the yarn would be all over the place and so measuring that way would be pretty inaccurate.

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