Knit and Crochet Tip: Determining Yarn Yardage for an Unlabeled Skein

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Knit and Crochet Tip: Determining Yarn Yardage for an Unlabeled Skein


Whether you’ve lost the label, purchased homespun, or inherited the yarn from a swap, chances are you’ve got a few mystery skeins kicking around your stash. The problem is, even if it’s the most beautiful fiber in your collection, if you don’t know how much you have, you’re probably not going to risk using it for your next project. Luckily, there’s hope! Determine the yardage for all those unlabeled skeins with this awesome yardage guide from Holly on Knitting Daily!

For those of you who write patterns, I bet this would also be a good way to more accurately determine how much yarn was actually used in a finished project (by weighing the leftovers and subtracting the resulting yardage from the original length).

Ready to put that mystery yarn back into rotation? Head on over to Knitting Daily to see how it’s done.

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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