The Yarn

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The success of a project depends on picking up the right yarn for a project, and the right yarn means the right weight, the right color and the right type. Let’s understand little about yarn in this post.

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When we decide to work on a project; the first thing we need to understand is what type yarn would be appropriate. Broadly the yarn is categorized by its thickness termed as ‘ply’ (in some places also called as ‘yarn weight’), this gives us an idea of what size knitting needles to use; how big the stitches will be and how thick the knitted fabric will be. But now a days yarn is made all over the world by different sorts of processes, and a ply does not have a standard thickness. So it is always best to first check the Gauge given for the pattern or project with the yarn you have selected.

Always buy good quality yarn so the time and effort you put in will give good results; otherwise bad quality yarn changes the shape of garment after washing and everything goes waste.

The yarn is available in two forms- the ball and the skein.

The balls come with 25gm, 40gm, 50gm etc. usually good brands write weight, ply and colour codes on the wrapper. It’s good to use balls for smaller projects whereas the skein is good for bigger scale projects.

Always buy little more yarn than required, as each dying batch gets difference in colours so your whole project can get spoiled because of not getting the same shade later.

Read next-

How to Wind a Hank of Yarn into a Ball in 4 ways

How to wind a Hank into a Center Pull Ball

Types of Yarn Packaging

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