The group goes over the different available yarn weights from thinnest to thickest, and what types of projects to work with each kind. They also talk about their preferences to use for their crafts.
Different patterns mentioned during the share your current project segment
List of Yarn Weights
|WEIGHT NAME||ALTERNATIVE NAMES||US WEIGHT #||YARN WRAPS ACROSS 1″ (WPI)|
|Lace||Ultra Fine, Thread||0||16 or more|
|Fingering||Super Fine, Sock||1||13-15|
|Super Bulky||Super Chunky||6||5-6|
|Jumbo||Roving||6||4 or less|
Wraps Per Inch / WPI
WPI, or wraps per inch, indicate how many times you can wrap a piece of yarn neatly next to each other across an inch. Some companies make special tools for this, but you can easily do this with a ruler from home. Wrap your yarn (loosely, not too tight) around a ruler making sure each wrap is directly lined up next to each other and does not overlap. Once you get to the 1″ mark, you count the number of wraps you needed to make to get from 0″ to 1″. You can then compare the number of wraps you’ve done to the chart above, and it will tell you what weight yarn you have.
WPI is a handy tool that many experienced crafting folks take on because of the common occurrence of inheriting or finding yarn without a tag mentioning the yarn’s weight. This way, you don’t need the tag (unless you need to track dye lots, colorways, etc.) specifically for tracking the yarn’s weight.