Do you have enough yarn to knit the project you are planning? Sometimes a partial cone is just enough. We’ve discovered a large variation between cones, even those that look the same.

#### How much yarn is left?

Weigh the remaining yarn with the paper cone. Subtract 24 grams to 44 grams from the weight for an estimate of the remaining yarn.

To get an exact measurement, re-wind the remaining yarn with a cone winder or a ball winder and weigh only the yarn.

Knowing the weight of the yarn is helpful but how do you determine how long the piece is, ie how many yards?

Hi Cathie,

The best way to know how much yardage is left is to use a McMorran Yarn Balance.

Check out the blog post

http://kin.knititnow.com/2016/11/03/use-that-mystery-yarn-from-your-stash/

There’s also an early, early presentation in the Learning Library.

http://www.knititnow.com/learn/tutorial/409/using-the-mcmorran-yarn-balance