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« on: January 16, 2008 04:48:45 PM »

I have 45.4 yards (1632 inches approx.) of red fox fur "yarn". Just cut the pelt today. The cutting took like 4 hrs.

How big of a scarf can I make, if it's 8" wide with no taper?

Is this enough yardage, to make a 72" x 8" scarf?

It will be fairly loosely woven; for those of you who don't know fox very well, the fur length is about 1.5" and very thick/fluffy.

Paula Lishman recommended I weave instead of knit my fur scarves (yep, she e-mailed me - I was doing the "I'm not worthy" in front of my screen for a few minutes).

Any help or advice would be welcomed!
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008 10:45:57 PM »

WARP-Figuring the yardage of yarns needed for warp

Warp length: (in inches) __________________
Add loom waste + ____________________
Equals: = ____________________   
Add ___ % for shrinkage + ____________ Depending on fiber
Guide string: wind-off
= ____________ Length for each warp thread

Multiply by Width x e.p.i.
___ x ___ = ____
Divide by 36 Yards needed for warp = ____________

WEFT
Figuring the yardage of yarns needed for weft

Weft Width = ____________
Multiply by p.p.i. x ____________
Equals: = ____________________
 
 
Multiply by length x ____________
Equals: = ____________________
Divide by 36 = ____________ Yards needed for weft


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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008 12:38:09 AM »

Awesome... thank you.

The short answer is... "wing it".

... I have no idea how to do that math. (well, I do, but it makes my brain hurt, looking at it.) I flunked math in college (university) and barely passed math in high school. That was decades ago; since then I have totally given up math.
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