Knitting Yarn 101

Apr 02

How To Choose Yarn for Two Colour Knitting

Knitting Yarn 101

  Two colour knitting doesn’t have to be difficult. You may immediately think of fancy fair isle cardigans that you only aspire to possibly knitting one day. Perhaps you’re thinking of how your Gran used to knit snowflakes on the front of warm jumpers for the whole family at Christmas. (and that’s complicated knitting, right!?) […]

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Sep 13

What Is Chunky Yarn?

Knitting Yarn 101

Yes, what is chunky yarn, what is bulky yarn, rug yarn, craft yarn? There are a few complexities, so let’s break it down and make it as easy as possible to identify and substitute yarn from one pattern to another. I’ll firstly talk about the different names, as yes, there are a few that have […]

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Jul 13

What Is 4 ply Yarn?

Knitting Yarn 101

DK, Chunky, bulky, sock, fingering, lace weight, aran, worsted, and yes, 4 ply…. All weights of yarn, some the same, some stand-alone, but all weights of yarn that we are likely to encounter at some point in our knitting journey- if only to identify the yarn that we don’t need, when searching for yarn that […]

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Jul 04

Yarn Review 2018

Knitting Yarn 101

Let’s talk about Yarn! I have been knitting with a few new yarns over the last year and have some reviews ready for you. I’ll talk more about the five yarns that I loved the most in the video. To my surprise they were mostly chunky yarns- surprising as I do use a wide range […]

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Apr 24

What is DK Yarn?

Beginner Knitters 101 , Knitting Yarn 101

If you’re searching a yarn store and constantly see the phrase, ‘dk yarn’ you might start scratching your head,  (or stroking your beard!) while wondering why these two initials came together and began describing a yarn. Everywhere you see it. Is it another part of the secret knitting jargon that is driving you batty and […]

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Sep 19

You can be the colour knitting guru!

Knitting Yarn 101

Knitting with colour seems a long way off when you start knitting. You knit a blue hat for a newborn baby boy, maybe a purple scarf for your Auntie and as you get a bit more adventurous you discover the variegated yarn that makes your knitting look like you’re the Fair Isle queen and your […]

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