Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WPIs and Gauge

What are the TRUE wraps-per-inch numbers? I've been delving into this as a way to provide more information for knitters and crocheters to substitute yarn, or plan projects better.
However, I have found a discrepancy between the WPI's out there.
For example:
here is a standard supplied by a maker of WPI gauges (sevenyaks on Etsy)

WPI Standards:
18 or more wpi – Lace weight
16 wpi – Fingering weight
14 wpi – Sport weight
12 wpi – Worsted weight
10 wpi – Bulky
8 or less wpi – Very bulky

Ravelry WPI chart

Craftsy Chart
Knitters Review

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Photos I Finally Like

"Lilac" cotton/cashmere blend
Have been spending a lot of time updating my photos and reorganizing my studio (Spring!) and really enjoying it. A new camera, tripod, and rethinking the lighting as well as watching 50 million photography tutorials has really helped. I'm not there yet, but I am much, much closer to my "ideal photography".
Chunky cashmere in 55 gram skeins

"Rosetta" pink cotton/cashmere blend

Friday, February 19, 2016

Happy Friday!

2 things to be excited about today:

1-My newly repaired mini flax wheel is waiting for me at the post office

2-I have the whole weekend to play with new dye colors and combinations
I am really into the "pale combos" at the moment

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