Have you ever purchased a cone, skein or ball of yarn and don't know how much yarn you really have? Like Magic, This super handy tool provides an easy way to find out, by using our Yarn balance. The Yarn balance is a scale that allows you to determine the yardage of a particular yarn. Someone gives you a cone of yummy yarn that they spun by hand and you need to know the yardage to plan out your project... You can measure your yarn by weight with this handy little gadget.
SO EASY & CONVENIENT!
STEP 1 (Picture 4): Place the balance on a level surface, such as on the edge of a table & set the pins of the small balancing arm into the small notches on the top of the box. Lay a length of yarn in the notch of the balance, allowing the yarn to hang.
STEP 2 (Picture 5): Using scissors start to trim the length of yarn, cutting a little at a time, until the balancing arm is level.
STEP 3 (Picture 6): When the arm is level, remove the length of yarn from the balance.
STEP 4 (Picture 7): Measure the length of yarn with a ruler.
• Multiply the measurement x 100.
• This measurement gives you the
number of yards per lb. of yarn (ypp).
• e.g. 8.4 inches x 100 =840 ypp.
If you are measuring bumpy, slub or a handspun yarn, the measurement may not be accurate due to inconsistencies in the yarn but it will give you an approximate estimate.