Fiber Ounces vs Yarn Yardage: A guide to translating ounces into future yardage
When I first started spinning (see Beginning Spinning) I was at a complete loss when it came to ounces and translating fiber into future yardage. I searched everywhere for a guide but never found one. So, when I finally did figure it out, I decided I would write a guide.
Translating the ounces of fiber to the amount of yarn received after spinning is actually relatively easy. Below I have mapped out the basics of what you need to know.
Whips Per Inch (WPI)
To get an idea of what thickness you are spinning you can use the WPI measurement. For this, all you will need is a hard ruler.
Wrap your yarn around the ruler, filling up to the inch mark. However many wraps (or, whips) you can make within an inch is your WPI measurement. Below is the WPI measurement guide.
Lace 36-40 | Fingering 24-30 | Sport 18-24 | DK 12-18 | Worsted 10-12 | Aran 8-10 | Bulky 7-8
Ounces to Yardage
The guide I have provided below works for both fiber and pre-spun yarn.