Knitting Yarn 101

Jan 21

What is Worsted Yarn?

Knitting Yarn 101

There are lots of terms in knitting that we recognise in every day life. Then there are those that confuse us as we’ve never heard them before! Worsted is one of them. The word ‘worsted’ derives from a small village in Norfolk, England which has a strong history connected to wool, sheep, weaving and industry. […]

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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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