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« on: November 30, 2007 04:57:54 PM »

I haven't bought a lot of fiber.  I've been working from a huge bag of Alpaca I bought last year.  I want to buy some hand-dyed rovings.  Most are sold in 4oz quantities.  What can I expect to spin from that?  I know it varies by how thick it's spun, but can someone give me an idea?

Thanks muchos!

« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007 06:47:36 PM »


Four ounces is way more than you think.  I know that I've spun a good 400 yards or more from that amount.  Then again, I spin quite fine (fingering to lace weight).  I'm not so sure what yardage you would get a bulkier weight.  At a bulkier weight, you could probably expect to have enough to yarn made to knit a small scarf or hat.

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007 07:42:51 PM »


This is a really good guide about Ounces-to-Yards. HTH!

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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007 08:40:22 PM »

Thanks Cottondeer - that's just what I was looking for.

« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2007 12:14:09 PM »

Thanks Cottondeer for this very helpful link !  Smiley And thanks to Kaemary for asking !

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