Baseball Equipment

How many inches of stitching make up the 108 double stitches or 216 stitches on a baseball?

394041

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered
2009-04-20 01:38:22
2009-04-20 01:38:22

The two figure-8 coverings are stapled to the wound ball, then they are hand-sewn together using 88 inches of waxed red thread. There are 108 double stitches (216) in the sewing process, with the first and last completely hidden. An average of 13 to 14 minutes is required to hand-sew a baseball. In the past Baseball Stitching clamps were used to secure the baseball during the process of sewing on the cover by hand. In the early days the wooden clamps were made by locale woodworkers or carpenters. The baseballs were both sewn at the factories or at home, the work done mostly by women. Below I will leavea link to a vintage baseball stitching clamp that was used at the Draper-Maynard factory.

001
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0

Related Questions


There are 216 raised stitches according to Rawlings, the manufacturer of baseballs for MLB. Red cotton thread measuring 88 inches is used in the stitching.

There are 108 double stitches on a baseball (which some people call 216 stitches). The first and last stitches are completely hidden. They are sewn by hand, using 88 inches of waxed red thread.

There are 108 double stitches on a baseball which some people call 216 stitches. The first and last stitches are completely hidden. They are sewn by hand, using 88 inches of waxed red thread.

According to an article found on www.roanoke.edu, the baseball is handstitched together with 216 raised stitches using 88 inches of red cotton thread.

The two figure-8 coverings are stapled to the wound ball. Then they are hand-sewn together using 88 inches of waxed red thread. There are 108 double stitches for a total of 216 in the sewing process, with the first and last completely hidden. An average of 13 to 14 minutes is required to hand-sew a baseball.

An embroidered design is made up of 3 major stitches types: Satin Stitch, Fill Stitch, and Run Stitch. Satin stitches are essentially columns of stitches used for making letters, borders, and areas of a design that need columns of stitches. Satin stitch sizes can go from approximately 1/16th of an inch wide to .25 inches wide. Rarely do you want to go wider than .25 inches because of the risk of "picking" the stitches of the finished design. The Fill Stitch is used for filling in larger areas of the design. Fill stitches can also be used for lettering and large column areas when it is too large to use a satin stitch. Run stitches are single lines of stitches primarily used for thin outlines or borders, and for connecting individual elements of the design.

You use a gauge or tape measure and count how many stitches per inch.It may not be a whole number, though.Example:You may have 4 1/2 stitches per inch. If you wanted to know how many stitches you needed to cast on for the desired measurement, you would multiply the number of stitches per inch by the number of inches you needed.Example II:If you neede a garment to finish at 40 inches, you would be making two pieces, with each being 20 inches.Example III:So if you had 4 1/2 inches per stitc, you would multiply this by 20 inches and you would need to cast on 90 stitches, adding 2 stitches for sewing so a total of 92 stitches for each side. This would be a total of 92 stitches per side.

That depends on your gauge. I have a pair of socks on my needles right now. My gauge for these socks is 11 stitches per inch. 44 stitches in that gauge would be 4 inches. (44/11) I also have a sweater on another set of needles. The gauge for that sweater is five stitches to the inch. 44 stitches in that gauge would be 8.8 inches. (44/5) It's a big difference.

Knit your sample swatch, usually a little over four inches by four inches. Lay your gauge ruler on top of your fabric. There's an "L" shaped cut-out in the ruler. Usually it is two inches by two inches. Count the number of stitches you can see across, and then up and down. Divide each number by two (if the gauge ruler is two inches) to find the gauge of your knitting. It is more accurate to measure across four inches instead of two. You can use a regular ruler or tape measure to do this. Then divide the number of stitches in four inches by the number four to get the number of stitches per inch.

Measure the number of stitches and rows in a 4-inch square area to identify the number of stitches and rows per inch, or per 2-inches.

Knit a sample first. Cast on and knit with twenty stitches to start, and knit until it's a few inches long. Measure your knitting. Let's say it's four inches wide. Divide twenty stitches by four inches, and that means that for every five stitches you knit, you've got one inch. Multiply that by eight and cast on. Knit until it's eight inches long. You could do the same for centimeters, just measure and calculate in cm.

I think your question is: if you knitted 30 stitches, how long, in inches, would that be? There is no way to tell. Different types of yarn (wool, cotton, silk, rayon), stitch up differently. The size of the yarn--fingering, worsted, bulky--would change the length that 30 knit stitches would make. Also the size of the needle would change how long 30 stitches would be. If you really want to know, knit a swatch of 30 stitches, and measure it yourself. That is the only way to know for sure.

The difference between a single and double is that a single mattresses is 39 inches wide and 75 inches long. Double mattresses is 15 inches wider at 54 inches wide and 75 inches long.

In the UK a 'Double' is 4' 6" wide.A double bed is either 54 inches wide x 75 inches long or 55 inches wide x 79 inches long.

79 inches by 55 inches

Measure 4 inches on your piece of knitted work then count the number of stitches (including partials!). Why? Because gauge determines the actual size of your piece. For example, a sweater knitted at a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch with 200 cast on stitches would be 40" around. Change the gauge to 4 1/2 stitches per inch and your sweater balloons to 44.4" around.

A 'standard' UK double bed is 74 inches long by 54 inches wide.

The size of a double bed is 54 inches by 75 inches or 137 centimetres by 191 centimetres. The measurements for a fitted sheet are 54 inches by 76 inches by 8 inches. The flat sheet dimensions are 87 inches by 102 inches.

The width of the average double bed is fifty four inches. It is also seventy five inches in length.

"The ball shall be a sphere formed by yarn wound around a small core of cork, rubber or similar material, covered with two stripes of white horsehide or cowhide, tightly stitched together. It shall weigh not less than five nor more than 5 1/4 ounces avoirdupois and measure not less than nine nor more than 9 1/4 inches in circumference. " To summarize, in actual practice, an official major league baseball is 5 ounces and 9 inches in circumference. Additionally, major league baseballs have 108 stitches. They are also stamped with the signature of the current commissioner of Baseball, Bud Selig.

According to baseball manufacturer The Rawlings Company, the diameter of a baseball is between 2.86 inches and 2.94 inches.

The standard bed size for a double bed is 54 inches by 75 inches. A double bed is also called a full size bed.

A full size baseball bat measures about 33 inches to 36 inches. A kilogram measures 39,370 inches.

It really depends on the manufacturer as to what "baby weight" yarn means. The Craft Yarn Council of America is attempting to set standards as to yarn weigh, but there isn't a requirement for manufacturers to follow their guidelines. According to CYCA, a "baby weight" yarn should be 27-32 knit stitches per four inches. All yarn "weights" generally are based upon how many stitches there are in 4 inches. If you are attempting to follow a pattern, check and see how many stitches are in four inches of the gauge swatch. Use this information to go shopping for that weight of yarn.


Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.