I have started yet another project using Kauni Effektgarn 8/2.
Here is the label from the skein of yarn:
The label states 140 grams. (And I paid for 140 grams.) I slipped the label off to weigh the skein. I’m doing a project with a sideways construction and I want to know when I’m at the halfway point by weight. Therefore I need to know the total weight. Here is the total weight.
Note that the actual weight of the skein is 10 grams lighter than the weight marked on the label.
Then while fondling the skein, I noticed what appeared to be an unseemly wad of yarn in the center of the skein. I easily plucked this out, as it was completely separate from the skein:
I weighed the skein again:
So what was advertised on the label as a 140-gram skein, is actually 120 grams, after removing the glob of yarn from the center that was in no way attached to the rest of the skein.
Don’t get me wrong — I still adore Kauni Effektgarn and find it immensely entertaining to knit. However, I have noticed that the skeins are consistently lower in weight than marked on the label. And occasionally has a wad of yarn pushed into the center of the skein that is not attached to the rest of the skein.
I went and weighed all the Kauni Effektgarn 8/2 in my stash. And all my Aade Lõng 8/2 as well. Every last skein weighed in 7 — 10 grams underweight.
I do know for a fact that The Loopy Ewe weighs the skeins they sell and sell them according to the actual weight, not the weight written on the label. Sheri mentioned this on her blog yesterday. (It most likely goes without saying that the Kauni I am using for my new work in progress was not purchased at The Loopy Ewe.)
Caveat emptor. To avoid knitting heartache, be sure that you have enough Kauni to complete your project.
As I said, I still love Kauni and Aade Lõng yarns — the subtle shifts in color are so much fun to knit. You just need to know what you have before you start.
Anyhow, my current work in progress is being knit from the “EP” colorway. And here is a wee sneak peak:
Ooh, a ruffle!
Thanks to everyone who left a comment to be entered in the drawing for my copy of Knitting Never Felt Better.
The winner is Word Lily, chosen at random from the comments. Word Lily has been emailed.
The photo of me taking photos of Lucy in my last blog post was snapped by the KOARC. (Longtime readers may recall that KOARC stands for King of All Remote Controls.) Thanks to those of you who left kind comments about my hair, but I confess to being a bit mortified. I didn’t know I was being photographed at the time — I had just washed my hair and it was wet and looking particularly untidy. The things we do for art.
Here is one of the best photos I got of my Little Princess during that photo-shoot.