A Clever Crafter’s Guide to Wool

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Oh, how I love an infographic that packs all the information I need into a handy, at-a-glance reference! The folks over at Clippers Ireland put this Clever Crafter’s Guide to Wool together and I just knew you would appreciate it just as much as I do. In it you can find some fun wool facts (did you know camel hair is the warmest?!), a very handy yardage estimator for your next project (it takes the wool from 7 sheep to make an afghan!), a wool weight cheat sheet, and a quick reference to specialty fibers.

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Infographic printed with permission from Clippers Ireland.

4 Responses to A Clever Crafter’s Guide to Wool

  1. Susan Austin August 10, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

    Thank you so much for this. Fairly new to knitting & crochet and inherited a stash of unmarked yarn!

  2. smithpark2 August 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm #

    This is wonderful, Kara! Thank you so much for posting this. It is very interesting to see the comparison of with the number of sheep required per yard . . . . . very clever graphics.

    • Kara August 15, 2015 at 8:38 am #

      So glad you found it helpful!!

  3. Deborah Gronke Bennett BSEE Hanszen 1982 May 11, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    Only large people need 2100 yards of worsted-weight yarn for a sweater. And one sheep yields much more than 500 yds of worsted weight wool. It is easier to compare weights – an average sheep fleece, after cleaning and fiber prep, yields at least 4-5 lbs of usable wool. Worsted weight yarn is about 1000 ypp (yards per pound). So an average sheep fleece should yield more like 4000-5000 yards of worsted weight wool. A good rule of thumb is that you can often get 2 men’s sweaters out of one sheep fleece.

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