The McMorran Balance

Trudie brought in her yarn scale to show us the other day.  It is used to measure the yards per pound of any given yarn.  To use the McMorran balance, you take a length of yarn and place it over the scale.  Cut the sample about a half inch at a time, until the scale is balanced.  Measure your piece of yarn that is left over in inches.  This amount is then multiplied by 100, which gives you the number of yards per pound for your handspun wool.  How clever.

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