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August 8, 2020
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Knitting Yarn Tips

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All sorts of materials can become knitting yarn as long as they have the right size and length to be knitted by hand, loom or machine; here we should mention cotton, wool, ribbon, string and all sorts of artificial fibers. The important thing to keep in mind before making the choice of the knitting yarn is that this element gives the actual properties of an item as such. How formal do you want the garments to be? On what weather are you going to wear them? And how often do you need to wash them? This suggests that the right knitting yarn triggers the level of success or failure in a knitting project, although it does not work alone in that direction.

The first thing to start with is that, knitting yarn comes in different shapes and sizes, not to mention the fact that the origin of the material is equally important. Thus, fibers of animal origin such as wool are great for their warmth and durability. This means that such knitting yarn works great for socks, blankets, gloves, hats, sweaters, baby clothes and shawls. In summertime cotton and other plant fibers make the knitting yarn suitable to make very breathable fabric.

Nylon and polyester are other knitting yarn types often chosen by knitters; they make excellent materials for all sorts of fashionable clothes, yet, despite many opinions, you should not use such yarn for baby clothes. Only cotton and linen are suitable to come into contact with the sensitive baby skin. The quality of the knitting yarn is one other aspect that needs to be considered. You have to make sure that all the yarn skeins belong to the same batch so that you don't have the surprise of discovering color variations.

The weight or thickness of the knitting yarn is one other important characteristic. Aran yarn represents the most common weight and it is ideal for simple knitting patterns and hats. Any knitting yarn type thicker than Aran is usually good for heavy jumpers and usually requires the use of very thick needles. On the other hand, knitting yarn types that are thinner than Aran are usually double-knit yarn and four ply yarn. The former is good for children's garments and socks whereas the latter allows for the making of fine elegant apparel items.

I hope you liked this article. As always if you wish for further information on knitting do not forget to use the internet, as it is such a valuable resource of free advice.


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