ball sizes

I want to order wool online, but need to know the size of the ball. In Australia, we use weight e.g. 25 g ball.

What would this convert to in America? The conversion charts show length and tension, but not how much wool there is in a ball. The wool I'm wanting is very expensive, so I want to get it right!


The meterage in a ball of wool will vary depending on what the wool is made of as some yarns are heavier than others.

If you are used to buying by weight, the best thing to do is to convert the ounces (the weight US manufacturers use) into grams.

I use an online conversion tool to do that.

Just click on the link above and it will take you to an online tool that you can use to work out how many ounces you need to buy. You just put in the number of grams you would normally buy for the pattern you want to use and pick ounces for the conversion. Then divide the total by the number of ounces in each ball.

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