About Yarn

These are general articles and links about yarn and its care.

A Primer on Yarn Sizes star
Yarn is spun from a fiber’s original shape; as such, it can be made into a number of different sizes that affect the look of the finished product. Here's a primer for newbies and a review for veteran knitters!

Afghan Knit from Stash Yarn Recipe star
Take your extra yarn and create something beautiful!

Choosing Yarn for Socks star
So you’ve decided to knit a pair of socks, and are looking for yarn. Lucky you! The knittiverse is filled with gorgeous yarns, including those specifically designated as ‘sock yarns.’ How do you choose?

Knitting With Cotton star
Cotton can be difficult, but many of us consider the finished projects worth the bother. Here are some ideas for working with the fiber.

Knitting With Plant Yarns star
Warm-weather knitters will be interested in working with plant-based fibers, as they are cooler. However, they can be difficult to use! Here are some troubleshooting ideas.

Silk and Silk Blend Yarn star
Want a little luxury in your life? Knit with silk!

Using Multiple Strands of Yarn star
Looking for a way to use up stash yarn? Try combining yarns together to create different effects.

Wool for Every Latitude star
Wool is adaptable to many climates. Here are some reasons to use this fiber, and suggestions for adapting it to warmer latitudes and lower altitudes.

Yarn Companies star
A list of links to many yarn companies.

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