Yarn Standards

Yarn Weights
Ravelry Yarn Weights
Ravelry Yarn Weights

I love Ravelry, but not their yarn weight determination system. Though as I write this, I think it may be very handy when a yarn weight is unknown. Ravelry’s yarn weight system is based on WPI (wraps per inch). Now that I have learned how this correlates to yarn weight I have a better understanding and will definitely use this when the yarn weight is not clearly identified on the label or that information is missing.

Craft Yarn Council Yarn Weights
Craft Yarn Council Yarn Weights

The tool I use most often is the Craft Yarn Council‘s chart, but I can already see how it is not useful in helping determining the weight of a yarn; unlike the WPI method, one must know or have an idea of what yarn weight one is using.

How do you like that? In the matter of minutes, I have finally cleared up this issue for me.

Addendum

I knew there was something I was missing. WHAT IS THE DIAMETER OF THE TOOL USED IN MEASURING WPI? There must be a standard. I have seen images of wrapping around a pencil, a tool (standardized), but in reality the diameter of the measuring instrument makes a difference in the wrap count. I should look into a WPI tool.

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Crochet for the Special Guy in Your Life

Crochet for the Special Guy in Your Life
Crochet for the Special Guy in Your Life
courtesy Jan Vermaak

First off, I am a fan of outfit #1 and #2, as orange and green are my favorite colors.

As for bachelors, I am a fan of #1, #3 and #4. Even better all three at the same time!

Which is your favorite outfit? bachelor?

Glass Crochet Hooks

Glass Crochet Hook
Glass Crochet Hook
courtesy glasspens.com

A very creative friend of mine, Myra, displayed a glass button on her Facebook feed. When I commented on it, she replied that the person she bought the button from also makes glass crochet hooks. OMG! I gotta get me some. I just received the website URL today and went to investigate. USD $90.00!? I suppose I will wait till my knitting and crochet make me world famous to afford one.