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Topic: How many ounces go in to the average skein?  (Read 570 times)
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« on: May 26, 2014 03:13:21 PM »

I used to be fibre from a semi-local shop, but since I've gotten back in to spinning, it has since gone out of business. I would probably be spinning worsted weight yarn, or something close to that, but I also spin kind of crazy yarns that can be rather bulky sometimes. My favorite fibers are merino, angora, and mohair, but usually I just spin something a bit more cheap unless I'm treating myself. If the weights are different for different materials, that would be nice to know. I have a Jensen wheel with standard bobbins. They aren't too big or too small. I would probably be spinning worsted weight, but I also spin lace and bulky.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2014 06:56:03 PM »

This question is impossible to answer definitively.  Simply because 1oz of angora bunny is a lot more then 1 ounce of mohair.   It's one of those ton of bricks vs ton of feathers things. Add to that, that you can spin angora a lot finer then you can most mohair I've spun.  There are to many variables!

« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014 04:37:10 PM »

i tend to spin singles and i get 240 yards of sock weight out of 4 ounces of bfl or merino. Again though its is hard to answer because different  fibers weight different things.  and  i think each different spinner will get a different yardage out of 4 oz. i tend to get my fibers on etsy. so many yummy fibers on there .
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