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« on: May 13, 2008 12:43:20 PM »

Would anyone be able to give a little guidance as to how much an American skein of yarn would equate to in UK amounts (roughly how many grammes)? The type most commonly used in patterns..
I can never manage to buy the right amount of yarn when using American or Canadian patterns.
Thanks
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sassy-pants
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008 04:58:15 PM »

I've always been under the impression that most yarn is already measured in grams....

Either way, you can use the following website to convert ounces to grams:

http://www.onlineconversion.com/weight_common.htm

Or just multiply the amount of oz by 28.35 to get roughly the amount of grams.  Be wary of just weight conversions though, some fibers are heavier than others, so you may be getting 100g still, but you could be short 30 or more yards.

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2008 11:37:18 AM »

Instead of going by measures of weight, you might want to try looking at the yardage instead. If you look at the recommended yarn for the project and multiply by the number of skeins recommended, you'll have the total yardage needed. Then you can look at the yardage of the yarn you're buying and figure out how many skeins you need based on that.
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