# You asked: How do you calculate WPI in knitting?

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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 is WPI calculated?

To measure yarn in wraps per inch (or WPI) you need a ruler, and something to wrap the yarn around that has a consistent circumference, like a pencil. Begin by wrapping your yarn around the pencil for a few inches.

Wraps Per Inch (WPI) by yarn weight.

CYC weight WPI
2 Fine 12-18
3 Light 11-15
4 Medium 9-12
5 Bulky 6-9

## 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
Sport 12 wpi
Fingering or 4-ply 14 wpi
3-ply 16-18 wpi

## What weight yarn is 12 WPI?

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.

## How do you measure yarn size?

Count the wraps within the inch, and compare against these measurements below:

1. Lace or 2 ply: 35 or more.
2. Light fingering, sock, or 2 ply: 22 – 34.
3. Fingering or 4 ply: 19 – 22.
4. Sport: 15 – 18.
5. DK: 12 – 17.
6. Worsted or Aran: 9 – 11.
7. Bulky or Chunky: 8 – 10.
8. Super Bulky or Super Chunky: Anything that has 7 or less wraps per inch.

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## Who prepares WPI?

In India WPI is also known as the headline inflation rate . In India, Office of Economic Advisor (OEA), Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry calculates the WPI.

## How many items are in WPI?

Under primary article group of the new WPI there are 117 items against earlier 98, while fuel and power category remains static at 16. In the new series, there are 564 items of manufactured products compared to 318 items earlier. The indicator tracks the price movement of each commodity individually.

## What ply is 8 4 yarn?

8/2 is a 2 ply, 8/4 is a 4 ply and 8/8 is an 8 ply. They get progressively fatter and therefore have less yardage per pound. The 16/2 is half of the size of a #8……so that first number sort of gives you an idea of the size of the yarn.

## Can I use worsted instead of DK?

‘Can I substitute DK yarn for worsted?’

You can! But it’s worth bearing in mind that DK is a slightly thinner yarn to worsted, so the best way to substitute is by going up a needle or hook size so that the tension will be the same.

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## Is DK yarn 4 ply?

Four-ply yarn is lightweight (also known as DK or double knitting yarn)

## How can I tell what kind of yarn I have?

Unravel wet yarn to check if it is made up of straight plant fibers. Pull apart the individual fibers on the end of a yarn sample, then soak them in lukewarm water. After about 3 to 5 minutes, pull them out to air dry. Each type of yarn has a distinct appearance when you look at them up close.

## What is size 3 yarn called?

Yarn Weight (Thickness)

Yarn Weight US Needle Size Common Uses
Lace 000–1 Lace knitting
Super fine, fingering, or baby-weight 1–3 Light layettes, socks
Fine or sport-weight 3–6 Light sweaters, baby things, accessories
Light worsted or DK (double-knitting) 5–7 Sweaters and other garments, lightweight scarves

## What size is 4 ply yarn?

In the U.S., 4 ply yarn typically means a medium weight yarn or double knitting (DK) yarn.

## What weight is size 3 yarn?

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Yarn Weight Types of Yarn Knit Gauge/Needle Size
#2 Sport, Baby Weight 23-26 sts to 4″ on US 3-5 needles
#3 DK, Light Worsted Weight 21-24 sts to 4″ on US 5-7 needles
#4 Worsted, Aran Weight 16-20 sts to 4″ on US 7-9 needles
#5 Chunky, Bulky Weight 12-15 sts to 4″ on US 9-11 needles