R&M YARNS
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Yarn Size Chart


YARN SIZE YARN

FOR WEAVING

Take the total number of wraps per inch and divide by two for tabby/plain weave.
This number will be your "sett" or how many "ends per inch" you should use.
If you plan to weave in a twill pattern, your sett should be more epi than tabby;
i.e. if the tabby sett is 24 epi, twill would be around 32 epi.


Type Yarn
Approximate
WPI
Wraps per Inch
Approximate
YPP
Yards per Pound

Suggested
Plain Weave Sett

Suggested
Straight Twill Sett

20/2 Cotton 50-54 8400 26-30 34-38
10/2 Cotton 34-38 4200 18-20 26-30
8/2 Cotton 28-32 3360 14-16 22-26
5/2 Cotton 18-22 2100 10-12 15-20
2/55 Wool 14-15 880 7-8 10-12
2/65 Wool 16-17 1040 8 10-12
3/36 Wool 12 576 6 8-10


FIGURING YARDAGE
USING "WPI" (wraps per inch) FOR KNITTING

Most yarns on our website have "wpi" listed.  The "wpi" is determined by
wrapping a particular yarn around a ruler for one inch...side by side without overlapping
or seeing the ruler thru the yarn. 

Type
WPI
*Gauge in stockinette
(stiches per inch)
Needle size
Yardage
med sweater 36-38" plus 2" ease
lace
18+
8+
#00, 1, 2
1800-2200
fingering
16
6-8
#2, 3, 4
1600-1900
sport
14
5-6
#4, 5, 6
1400-1600
worsted
12
4 1/2-5
#7, 8, 9
1200-1400
bulky
10
3 1/2-4
#10, 10 1/2, 11
1000-1200
super bulky
8
2-3
13, 15, 16
800-1000
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