I would like to discuss some of the different yarns. Kn […]
I would like to discuss some of the different yarns. Knitting with them will make sweaters or article that you just made different. The first yarn that I would like to tell you about is worsted weight. Which is the main yarn that I use and it is normally four ply and is a medium weight. This is a popular size that is often used for sweaters, afghans, dishcloths, hats and scarfs. But not limited to this list that I just stated. I often use a size 7 knitting needles with this weight.
If you would like a heavier scarf or mittens you could go with a bulky weight yarn. The Bulky weight will make a warmer mittens as heavier afghan. I would use a bigger knitting needle to work with this weight of yarn up to a size 10 needle. This works up fast with the bulky yarn and also a 10 needles. If you don't have the bulky weight yarn on hand you can use the worsted yarn and use two strands held together and knitted as one yarn.
Then there is baby weight yarn that is of course a thinner yarn and makes great baby sweaters and afghans. I use a smaller knitting needle with these and they could out of course smaller than the heavier weight yarn.
They also have sport weight and sock weight yarn. These make great socks. When I knit my socks I use the sock weight or the sport weight which make a nice thickness of sock so they are not as bulky in shoes and can make them nice and comfortable to wear.
There is also worsted weight yarn made of cotton. I use this cotton yarn to make dish cloths. They make very nice cloths and could be used over and over again.
You can also make sweaters out of cotton which make very nice summer sweaters.
There is many types of yarn. As I have stated there is the cotton yarn. There is also 100 % acrylic yarn. Then there is also Alpaca yarn that is very soft and is wonderful to work with. There is also wool yarn and this can be knitted and felted in items like purses and slippers and many other items can be made out of all these different yarns. There is also angora yarn that is nice and soft.
There is also yarns that are just fun like fake fur. These can be added to other yarns and they are fun to knit into things like scarfs, hats, purses and you can even knit up necklaces.
There is also knit sheen thread that is often used to crochet doilies or snowflakes and bookmarks. I have also knitted doilies and bookmarks with this thread. When I knit with this knit cro sheen I use a size 1 knitting needle.
As you can see there are many types of yarn and all have things that I like to make out of each type of yarn.