Choosing The Correct Yarn, Needle & Hook sizes For Knitting & Crochet
Over the years I have learnt to knit and crochet, I have had to research what yarn could be used for a particular project. It took me time trying to work out terms like what “worsted” meant. So to make it easier and quicker here is a breakdown of what yarn is used for on certain hooks and needles.
This will be a great help and is something that you will always be able to come back too. Here is a breakdown to help you understand, I have added names for USA, UK and Australia/NZ to help you along the way.
♦ This is a guide, so please always check the pattern or yarn instructions.
♦ Always check tension as this could make a huge difference.
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions on yarn meanings.
What does yarn weight mean?
This is looking at the thickness of the yarn, not the actually weight of the ball.
Does yarn weight really matter?
In one word yes it does. The weight that you choose is important as it helps you make the correct gauge. You will notice that on most ball bands you will see that some
What does ply mean?
This is the thickness of the yarn.
Eg. 8ply is the thickness and is has 8 strands twisted together to create the yarn.
The weight of yarn will determine the impact of your finished project.
If you live local to Romford, why not come to our Saturday Knit and Natter 7th May 2016, at 10am.
This session is open to all ages.
I hope that this is useful to you.