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« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012 08:53:44 AM »

Wraps Per Inch

It is a way for spinners to translate their yarns to the standard yarn weight categories. Also to determine which size needles or hook to use with the yarn

Category Name .... Yarn Weight Symbol ..... WPI ....  AKA 

Lace ......... 0 ....... 16-18   (aka Fingering)

Super Fine ...1 .... 14  (aka Sock, Fingering, Baby)

Fine ....2 ..... 12  (aka Sport, Baby)

Light .... 3 .... 11  (aka DK, Light Worsted)

Medium .... 4 .... 9  (aka Worsted, Afghan, Aran)

-----   ..... ---   ..... 8 (aka Aran)

Bulky .... 5 .... 7  (aka Chunky, Craft, Rug)

Super Bulky ... 6 .... 5-6  (aka Bulky, Roving, Lopi)


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« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012 10:24:08 AM »

So a WPI tool does what then?

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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012 11:17:53 AM »

yes, basically, it's a stick with a section 1 inch big marked off, or notched out.  Then you take your yarn and wrap it around the stick.  The method with the 1oz bar I mentioned is a fix to the problems with variation from person to person the method yields.  The "best" shape would be round and narrow, like a pencil.

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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2012 04:47:10 AM »

Thanks for asking this question, Belladune (forever ago, I know) and for explaining it so well knkurz and MLF!  I copied your handy chart into a word document, MLF.  You rock!

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