How many grams is 900 yards of wool?

It varies:

  • 59g (Filatura Di Crosa Centolavaggi, cobweb weight, 100% wool),
  • 194g (Knit Picks Palette, sockweight, 100% wool),
  • 391g (DROPS Merino Extra Fine, DK weight, 100% wool),
  • 428g (Malabrigo Worsted, Aran weight, 100% wool),
  • 703g (Cascade 128 Superwash, bulky weight, 100% wool).

The above are popular yarns – other yarns may well produce different values, especially if they aren’t 100% wool: for example, 900yds of Malabrigo Chunky (bulky weight, 100% wool) is 900g, and 900yds of Knit Picks Billow (bulky weight, 100% cotton) weighs 750g.

If you have a ballband for this yarn, you can calculate the weight of 900yds by:

  • multiplying the ball weight in g by 900, then
  • dividing the answer by the ball yardage.

Another upvote for Ravelry as a resource, and adding Yarn Substitution.

Quora linky.

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