Saturday, January 21, 2012


Last week I finished detangling the lace-weight cashmere yarn. It took approximately 15 hours distributed over the span of about six weeks. I calculated there to be 1300 yards total.

That’s an average of 86.7 yards detangled per hour.

To get an estimate of the total yardage, I took one ball of yarn and re-wound it into a skein (2-yard loop). I got 188 yards. Then I weighed that skein. It weighed .65 ounces. That averages to be 289 yards per ounce. Then I weighed the total amount of yarn that I’d detangled (4.50 oz) and multiplied by the average yards per ounce. Thus, approximately 1300 yards.

I now feel that I have a better understanding of how this lace-weight yarn behaves. I’m hoping that will make knitting it that much easier and all the more interesting.

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