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A Guide to Knitting Yarns

If you start knitting as a hobby, then you are starting a very rewarding hobby. It is an activity that can keep you really busy and you are also given fantastic patterns to select from for your project. For a beginner, choosing the right type of knitting yarn for your knitting project can be a problem since there are many different types available. Knitting yarn come with various thicknesses, usually referred to as weight. If you understand that different types of yarn, then you will be able to identify the one which is suited for your knitting project.

When it comes to choosing the right needle for the project the weights of the knitting yarns available will determine it. The recommended brand of knitting yarn, the yarn weight, and the needle size that you need for the project is written on the patterns, if you are using one to work on. Depending on your location and what you can find online or in the store, you may have to choose a different brand. This is the reason why you need to know the yarn weights so that you can choose the right wool based on your particular project.

Lace knitting yarn is very thin wool. You cannot find a thinner yarn than lace yarn. You can use this for making doilies and shawls. The smallest needles with size 000-1 can be used with this type of yarn.

The finger knitting yarn is also a thin kind of yarn but not as thin as the lace yarn. The finger knitting yarn is ideal for making shawls, doily, or socks because you can knit them tightly together to achieve the best results. The needle sizes used for this yarn is sizes one to three.

It is slightly thicker than the fingering and lace knitting yarns, but still thin enough to create tighter stitches. Sport yarn is soft to the touch while lace yarn is coarse. Needle sizes three up to five are used for sporting yarn.

DK yarn or light worsted yarn is one of the most common yard which is slightly thicker than the rest. This type of yard is easy to use and can also be used for making baby clothes, blankets, shawls, and others. In order to achieve best results, this type of yarn uses size five to seven needles.

Another common yarn is the worsted knitting yarn. Whatever knitting project you have, you will always use worsted knitting yarns. You can use this type of wool for knitting sweaters and blankets and the needle size for this is sizes seven to nine.
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