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« on: September 30, 2010 07:11:01 AM »

So, I'm not sure if anyone else out there weighs their yarn, but I recently weighed my sock and left over yarn to determine if the mate could come from what was left (nope I would need the other skein), but what I noticed is that my 50g skein only weighted about 20g.

Has anyone else come across this?  Is this common?  I weighted a couple of new skeins I have and all had the same results.  Does this mean that the weights on the skeins are meaningless, or is there some magical formula for determining actual weight that I don't know about?
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010 10:37:05 AM »

Maybe your scale's off if all of them weigh less than half what they should? Yarn is actually sold by measure rather than weight so check to see if the yardage you have is close to what it should be. If yarn is weighed in a damp atmosphere, that will add weight and when it's dryer it'll weigh less - even though the yardage is the same for both weights. But a skein that's only 40% of what it should be, something's off with your scale.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010 10:39:02 AM »

Thanks for responding soozeq.

You were right it was a case of operator error.
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