Monday, April 4, 2011

Yarn Bands (basic knitting tutorial)

Read the Yarn Band

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What size knitting needles are recommended to use with this yarn?

read the yarn band

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Is this worsted weight yarn?

read the yarn band

The band will be labelled "worsted weight" and/or '3' or '4'.


How do you care for the yarn?

read the yarn band

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What is the fibre content?

Is it a wool blend or acrylic? This information is also found on most yarn bands.

How can you avoid unwanted colour stripes in your knitting?

The dye lot number is listed on the yarn band. Match this number in each band to ensure no unwanted colour stripes. Some yarns do not have a dye lot number. All of these yarns are dyed at the same time in huge vats. The theory is that no number is required. Is this just a theory? My experience has been sadlysometimes yes.


Next post: Caring for a muse.

2 comments:

holessence said...

Gosh, wouldn't it be nice if human beings came with such clear, straightforward instructions?!

The Sweater Curse said...

LOL