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<a href="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y260/tranquilmama/DSCF0408.jpg" target="_blank">Another stash buster.</a> I've had this stuff forever. Don't know what it is brand wise. Looks like it's dk weight. I have no idea how much of it is here either. They are wound onto cardboard tubes.<br><br>
Should I use it? It's so... gray. I don't have any clue what to do with it.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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I LOVE that grey yarn!! I'm envisioning a lovely belted cardigan sweater. Probably not enough there though. Or a shortsleeved crew neck sweater.<br><br>
Or how about the swiss cheese scarf with a hat?<br><br>
I think the possibilities are endless! But it is hard to tell how much is there.
 

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Weigh it, and wrap it to check the wpi (and possible gauge...). I think sherwood from knitty would be gorgeous in that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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Oooo.. sherwood is nice!<br><br>
I know how to do wpi but I don't know where it's listed/what to compare it to.<br>
And does weighing it mean I have to unwind it from the cardboard (i know it does <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And does weighing it mean I have to unwind it from the cardboard (i know it does <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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If you had an empty tube you could weigh the empty tube then subtact that from each ball.<br><br>
It looks like it wants to be crochet to me.
 

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Nope. Throw the whole lot on the scales, and take off approximately 20g per tube (it won't be that much- my big cones that cotton come on weigh 20g)<br><br>
As far as wpi goes, 16 is sockweight/ fingering/ UK 4ply, 14 is DK and 12 is aran/worsted weight. So 14 wraps per inch would work for sherwood, 12 would be a baby yoda, say, and 16 would be something like a debbie bliss baby pattern <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">It looks like it wants to be crochet to me.</div>
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I don't know... I've never liked crocheted stuff. Probably because my mom prefers crochet to knit<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Sherwood it is... it's 14 wpi<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
and it's about 209 grams per ball/cone/whatever you call it when it's wrapped this way.<br><br><br>
does anyone know what pf wpi is?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Should I use it? It's so... gray.</div>
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If it's wool or another animal fiber, you can always overdye it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If it's wool or another animal fiber, you can always overdye it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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it's cotton
 

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Yeah, you can overdye it. BUT I wouldn't. Pretty cables and all...<br>
PF varies between 11 and 13 wpi- every colour I own is different. Drives me nuts.
 

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Oh yeah! The sherwood sweater at Knitty will be be gorgeous in that yarn!! Can't wait to see the finished product! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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