WPI or wraps per inch refers to a way of measuring the thickness of a yarn. And although this is a term that is fairly well known among spinners, it can also come in quite helpful for knitters and crocheters as well!
What is 12 WPI yarn?
The number of wraps will act as a gauge to assess the thickness of unmarked yarn; for example 12 wraps per inch is 12 WPI, and is used to calculate how much yarn is required for various articles, so that 12 is equivalent to 8 ply (worsted weight, medium weight) yarn.
What is 11 WPI yarn?
Light (DK, Light Worsted, 11-15 WPI) Medium (Worsted, Aran, Afghan, 9-12 WPI) Bulky (Chunky, Craft, Rug, 6-9 WPI)
What weight is 11 WPI yarn?
This chart is based on WPI information shared by industry experts and the two WPI lists noted below.
Wraps Per Inch (WPI) by yarn weight.
|6 Super Bulky||5-6|
What does worsted 9 WPI mean?
4 – Worsted Weight Yarn
WPI: 9-11. 4-5 sts/inch.
How many WPI is DK yarn?
Yarn Weight Chart (or ‘how many WPI is that?’)
|Yarn type||Wraps per inch (wpi)|
|Double knit (DK)||11 wpi|
|Fingering or 4-ply||14 wpi|
How do I know if my yarn is WPI?
To calculate the wraps per inch (WPI), simply wrap the yarn around a pencil or knitting needles. Don’t wrap too tightly, just provide the normal slack you would if you were knitting. Wrap the yarn for approximately 3-4” along the pencil/needle. Use a ruler and count the number of wrap per inch.
How many WPI is 8 2 cotton?
Size Chart for Our Weaving Yarns
|Brassard 8/2 Cotton||3360||32|
|Brassard 8/4 Cotton||1680||21|
|Brassard 8/8 Cotton||840||8|
How many WPI do I need for 4ply?
is the WPI for that yarn. Different weights of yarn generally fall into the following ranges of WPI: Lace weight 35+ Fingering weight (traditionally 4ply) 19-22.
What is the difference between sport and DK yarn?
Sport weight yarn is measured as #2 Fine on the Standard yarn weight system. It is often used for infant and children’s wear. Gauge for sport weight yarn is usually 5-7 stitches per inch on a US 3-5 needle. DK yarns are lighter than worsted, but heavier than sport.
What is DK 8 ply yarn?
Double knitting yarn is defined as an 8-ply thread that has between 11-14 wraps per inch resulting in around 200-250 meters per 100 grams. The recommended needle size is 3.75 – 4.5 mm to achieve a gauge range in stockinette stitches of between 21-24 stitches per 4 inches. You’ll often find it abbreviated to DK.
Is 8 ply wool the same as DK?
Worsted is thicker than DK. Worsted is sometimes known as 10 ply yarn, while DK is referred to as 8 ply.
What size needles for Aran yarn?
Aran Weight A British designation that means a worsted or heavy worsted weight yarn. Chunky Yarns These yarns are thicker than worsted and knit to a gauge of 3-3.75 stitches per inch on a size U.S. 9-11 needle.