Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Yarn Stats on the Website

I frequently have customers write and ask me about yardage per skein. All of our yarns are put up on 100 gram skeins, and should have the yardage on the package label; however, if you cannot put your fingers on that info, there is a place on the website where it is listed.

Go to the Home Page of and look at the tabs at the top of the page, just under the picture/banner. On the right is one called Yarn Stats, and it is a chart which lists yards per 100 grams, the industry standard. If you need yards per kilo, then multiply the 100gr skein figure by ten and you will have yards per 1,000 grams (which is one kilo).

If you are working with yards per pound, then figure the yards per kilo.
Then, divide by 2.2 pounds to get how many yards per pound. (Because there are 2.2 pounds in a kilo.)

So, even if a yarn is not showing on the website === and they do not generally show if there is not stock === you can still find out basic information on all of our yarns. Also, if a yarn is not showing, it simply means that we have no stock of it at the present and NOT that it has been discontinued. Seems that every time a yarn is out of stock for a little bit, I get frantic letters about it going out of stock.

We all have to stock up when we can, and this goes for customers who may be expecting Wool2Dye4's stock to be solid and robust when they need to order, but this is not always possible. So, my advice is to start in a small way to stock up, a kilo here and there, on your best sellers so that when we are low, you will not suffer.

Believe me, I know what it is to suffer when you want a yarn very badly! I am right at this moment suffering fivefold for Sheila's Sock, Sheila's Gold, Silk Sock 50/50, Silk DK 50/50, and Platinum Sock. They will be back, all of them (see published lists of earlier posts), I promise. In the meantime, there are so many wonderful yarns to work with!

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