Sizing Up Oddballs
How much yarn is in that skein?
If you're like me, you have bins of yarn whose labels have long since disappeared. And in those few cases where you thought to save the label, the skein itself has been partially used. So how do you figure out how much yarn you have left, and what its gauge and recommended needle size are?
Sure, you could unravel the skein by hand and use a ruler, but this could make quite a mess. Likewise, you could knit swatches with every needle size you own until you see what looks best—but who has the time?
If you're serious about making use of your leftovers, there are some tools and techniques to help.
New: Using a Kitchen Scale
Using a Niddy Noddy
Using a McMorran Yarn Balance
Using a Yarn Meter
Matching to Needle Size and Gauge