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Topic: How many ounces go in to the average skein?  (Read 1442 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!

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« 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 .
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2016 02:27:46 PM »

Seems like the average indie dyer sells their yarn in a four oz braid. The ounces in an average skein of yarn is really going to depend on weight of the yarn... fingering is probably going to be a smaller (ounce wise) skein than an super bulky. Sock yarns are often sold in 50g (1.76 ounces) and 100g (3.5 ounce) skeins. Shawls will either be 100g (3.5 ounce) or 150g (5.3 ounce) weights.
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