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Knitting Yarn 101

Jan 28

What is Aran Yarn?

Knitting Yarn 101

Last week we took a look at worsted yarn and found out exactly why it’s called worsted and what worsted means. We’re going to go through the intricacies of aran yarn today. And recognise that ‘aran knitting’ is also a widely used term as well as ‘aran yarn’. To subscribe to the Knit With Hannah […]

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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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