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.

  1. Use the measuring tape to measure out 20 yards from the mystery skein (do not cut the yarn)

  2. Weigh the 20 yards on the scale & write down the weight in grams

  3. 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:

  1. Weight of finished project  x  Number of yards in a full skein = Answer
  2. 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

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