YARN SWIFT HACK
MAKE YOUR OWN YARDAGE MEASUREMENT TOOL
Watch this video to learn how easy it is to make a yardage measurement tool for your swift using a few items you have hanging around your house.
HOW TO USE YOUR YARDAGE MEASUREMENT TOOL
How do I measure my yarn with my swift and the yardage measurement hack took? Watch this video to learn how.
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YARN MATH MADE EASY
HOW MANY YARDS?
Okay….so how many times have you finished a project and then thought…hmm….I wonder how many yards I have leftover? Before you play your next game of yarn chicken let’s increase your odds of winning by trying this quick strategy:
You will need your yarn wrapper (or information on the yarn from Ravelry) and a scale.
(Total Yardage of Full Skein x Weight of Partial Skein) / Weight of Full Skein
= Yardage of Partial Skein
Example: My yarn wrapper tells me…
My full skein has 200 yards and weighs 50 grams
I weighed the partial skein and it weighs 22 grams
(200 yds x 22 g)
4,400 / 50 g
= 88 yards are left in the partial skein
NAKED MYSTERY SKEIN
So…that yarn wrapper…yeah…not sure where that disappeared to…
How can I figure out how many yards are in my mystery skein?
Gotcha covered…try this:
You will need the mystery skein, measuring tape and a scale.
Use the measuring tape to measure out 20 yards from the mystery skein (do not cut the yarn)
Weigh the 20 yards on the scale & write down the weight in grams
Weigh the full skein (including the 20 yards) and write down the weight in grams
Weight of the Full Skein x 20 = Number
Number / Weight of the 20 yds
= How Many Yards are in your mystery skein
Example: My scale told me…
- Weight of the 20 yards of mystery yarn = 18 grams
- The full mystery skein weighs = 103 grams
103 x 20 = 1700
1700 / 18 = 94.4 yards are in the mystery skein
JUST ONE MORE…
You want to make that project again with the same exact yarn…
buuuuut EXACTLY how many yards did I use in my finished project?
Let’s find out:
You will need the finished project, yarn wrapper (for the same yarn you used for your finished project) and a scale.
- Using the scale, weight your finished project. Write down the weight in grams
- Use your yarn wrapper to find the number of yards in a full skein. Write this number down.
- Use your yarn wrapper to find the weight (in grams) of a full skein. Write this number down.
Let’s do the math:
- Weight of finished project x Number of yards in a full skein = Answer
- Divide the Answer above / Number of grams in a full skein = Viola this is how many yards of that yarn you used to complete the project