Wraps per Inch Guage / Orifice Hook


Measure the guage of your handspun with this handy wraps per inch guage


Our wraps per inch guage has the option of being an orifice hook as well. The orifice hook is made from stainless steel, so it will not rust. The timber is Blackwood to match our combs, or Red Gum, Yellow Box & Grey Box. They are finished in a heavy duty clear coat.

WPI stands for “wraps per inch,” and is a way to measure the grist, or thickness, of a yarn. This is a particularly useful measurement if you are substituting one brand of yarn for another that is called for in a pattern, or if you are substituting handspun yarn, of course!

To measure WPI, start by wrapping the yarn around either the half inch or inch space on the guage. Continue wrapping around until you get to the end of the space, then count how many times you wrapped around in that space (if using the half inch space double the amount of wraps). It comes with a chart to help as a guide.

If you check your WPI periodically while spinning, you can adjust to keep the grist of your yarn even.

Additional information

Weight 60 g
Dimensions 20 × 3 × 3 cm
WPI Guage

with Hook, without Hook


Blackwood, Grey Box, Red Gum, Yellow Box