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Vendor: Nancy's Knit Knacks
Read Reviews (2):
4.000000 out of 5 stars

Knitting Yarn Meter


Have you ever lost the label on a ball of yarn and wondered just how much you have? Or maybe you wanted to substitute that mystery yarn but don't know if you have enough for your pattern? Here's a simple way to find out exactly what you have. You thread the yarn through the meter and run it through as you wind it up on your ball winder. It will give you an accurate count. It even helps control the twisting on ribbon yarns. You'll wonder how you got along without it!
Item No. 80179

  • Customer Picks

5 out of 5 stars

I like the set up for clamping to the table and yarn tension but the meter itself is a cheap fishing line counter ($12-14). Mine did not work at all. I tried every possible setup and adjustment and could not get it to read a single foot. I tracked this meter down at various sporting good stores and almost all the reviews said it was junk. I was going to return the whole thing but the next available measurement tools designed for knitters are way above my price range. Instead I threw away the fishing line meter, bought a different one ($26) and clamped that onto the remaining parts of this product.

3 out of 5 stars

It works. But be prepared to "calibrate" it for each type of yarn. I've been doing that by taking a known length (15 feet) and running it through the meter. I adjust the tension knob until I get an accurate measurement. My goal was to reduce waste OR limit the number of tie ons in a piece I am doing numerous times.