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How do I do it?<br><br>
My sister came up to see me and the kids today and brought with her some superwash she has. She got it at the thrift store for a buck (2 huge skeins!) and has been wanting something out of it since then. Her kids got to the yarn at one point though and she no longer had the bands for them so I don't know the exact weight. I plan on doing some socks for her out of it and I know it'll work and if not I can tweak numbers but for curiosity I do want to know!<br><br>
So, how does one go about figuring out yarn weight (without a WPI tool)?
 

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swatch? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Bad cinnamonamon, bad! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Ok so <b>if</b> I were a lazy/bad knitter, how else could I do it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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You have a WPI tool somewhere, it's called a tape measure <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Just wrap the yarn around the tape measure and use that instead.<br><br>
Or you could eyeball it, and then compare it to what's already in your stash. Or if you have a scale that's accurate to within about 3 decimal points of a gram or something stupid like that, you could measure off a metre and calculate it that way- but frankly, it would be easier to just wrap the yarn around the tape measure.
 

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Yarn gauge - see which holes it fits comfortable through and go from there. You could also try measuring off a few yards, weigh it and get an approx yd/g, multiply by 100 and get a ball park that way.
 
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