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LUXETA metallized embroidery yarn wind of 60m MULTICOLOR DARK
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One Ball Of 100gm Krystal King Cole Knitting Yarn Wool shade 452 Brown with
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Two Balls Of 50gm SOFT PINK 479 Moments King Cole Double Knitting Yarn shade
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One Ball Of 100gm Krystal King Cole Knitting Yarn Wool shade 454 Pink with s
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2 Skeins Sirdar Snuggly Tiny Tots DK Color 960 Olive Green
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Two Balls Of 100gm WHITE Premier Value King Cole Double Knitting Yarn wool s
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Original Guetermann Darning Cotton yarn 22yards 20 metres Colour 4680 Brand N
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LUXETA metallized embroidery yarn wind of 60m PINK
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Emerald Green Premier Craft Tee Yarn Emerald Green Best Price
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ROXANA metallized embroidery yarn pack of 10 winds of 60m BLACK
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Tapestry Wool Yarn Many Colors Needlepoint Cross Stitch Lot of 30 Skeins
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Sale 1 Skeinx50gr LACE Soft Crochet Acrylic Wool Cashmere hand knitting Yarn 03
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LUXETA metallized embroidery yarn wind of 60m DARK GREEN
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LATCH HOOK KIT Clouds Rainbows w Doves NATIONAL YARN R845 20 X 27 1983 NEW
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Opal My Sock Design 9372 yarn superwash 100 grams 462y 75wl 25ny fingering
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Opal My Sock Design 9373 yarn superwash 100 grams 462y 75wl 25ny fingering
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Last Chance Before you Loose it 1 Skein 100Grams 100 Mulberry Silk M 30
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4 Skeins King Cole Bamboo Cotton Yarn 1645 Wisteria NEW
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Vtg Aunt Lydias Heavy Rug Yarn 60 70 Yard Skeins Polyester 11 COLORS You Choose
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Opal sock yarn 9322 Weather Lights Wetterleuchten 75wl25ny100g462y superwash
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Bernat Fashions in Venetian Yarn 1960 Book 92 Sweater Dress Coat Jacket
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Sale 1 Skeinx50gr LACE Soft Crochet Acrylic Wool Cashmere hand knitting Yarn 39
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Sunshine Yarns mini skeins wool fingering Color Spell Shawl set no pattern
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Shalimar Yarns Enzo Worsted hand dyed yarn 5 skeins Worn Well Merino cashmere
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Berroco Pure Pima yarn cotton dark blue worsted 9 skeins
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Opal sock yarn Illusion 9311 Model 75wl 25ny 100g 462y superwash fingering
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Mixed lot Elann Sierra Aran yarn blues 11 skeins worsted wool alpaca
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Lot of FIVE Skeins Patons Canadiana Yarn
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Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist yarn 2 big skeins sport light brown heather
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Caron Dazzleaire Soft Sparkle 4 Ply Yarn 2835 Berry Ombre 1 Skein Crochet Knit
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Blue Moon Socks That Rock mediumweight yarn wool hand dyed Andromeda
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3 balls50g Super Soft Natural Smooth Bamboo Cotton Yarn Knitting rose pink 933
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Lot Of 6 Skeins HiKoo Simpliworsted Golden Meadow 654 700+ Yards New
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Wool Free Lace Yarn White Gold
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Sale New 1Skeinx50g Chunky Warm Wool Velvet Wrap Shawl Hand Knitting Yarn 36
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Morehouse merino sport weight yarn variegated purple 2 skeins
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Kit Strickwear Merging colors gradient set mini skeins wool scarf pattern
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Mixed Lot Knit Picks Dishie cotton wool yarn 8 skeins 5 colors
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SALE PURPLE PINK UNICORN YARN KIT Knit a Hat Top it w a Plush Unicorn NEW
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Yarn2 Skeins Homespun Lion Brand 98Acrylic 2Other6 Oz Barks603Tweed 352
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Yarn4 Skeins Cotton Type TieDyeStripesMulti StripeBlueOr Stripe
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LOT OF 5 PLYMOUTH BRADFORD PIMA COTTON YARN SOFT PINK 102
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LOT OF 5 PLYMOUTH BRADFORD PIMA COTTON YARN SOFT YELLOW 103
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Loops Threads Country Loom Yarn Warm Cream 2 skeins 140g 104 yds
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Ice Fine Yarn Burgundy Black Textured Lot of 4 Acrylic Polyester NEW
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sandbox giggles ombre yarn
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Yarn Lot C Lot Of 6 Not Full Skeins
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Yarn 65 Plassard Lumiere 3 Skeins Color Bain
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Red Heart Yarn 1 Skein Camouflage
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Red Heart Yarn 1 Skein Pale Plum
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Hershner Yarn1 Skein Seascape
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Bernat Soft Baby Yarn 1 Skein Baby Pink
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Bernat Soft Boucle Yarn Rosewood Shades 2 skeins 140g 255 yds
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Lot of 2 James C Brett Marble Chunky Yarn MC23
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Red Heart Yarn 1 Skein Bon Bon Paint
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Forest Green Family New Paternayan Wool 3ply Persian Yarn Needlepoint Crewel
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Knitting Yarn

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Knitting Yarn

Knitting yarn plays a crucial part in the technique of knitting and the bright and colorful variety add a lot of fun to the process of knitting. The level of quality of a completed knitted garment relies upon the quality of yarn used - the product you end up with is a direct result of the yarn you use; if you select quality you will have a quality finished garment, if you however decide to use a lesser yarn it will show in the quality of your finished work.There are hundreds of colorful types of yarns but is really important to choose a yarn material that matches your chosen knitting project. If your knitting pattern recommends a very lightweight smaller yarn and insteady you decide to use a larger chunky yarn, then your end project will be a completely  different size than what the pattern states.  This is easy to adjust for when your project is scarves and blankets unfortunately  it is not as easy when you are knitting items such as hats, sweaters and socks - remember to keep this in mind when choosing your yarn and you are following a pattern.

Knitting yarn are available in a range of weights

Knitting yarn weight refers to the thickness of the yarn, these vary from super fine to super bulky.

Types of Knitting Yarns

There are also a vast variety of knitting yarn types, some are made up of materials such as cotton, organic cotton, silk and wool or even a mixture of materials.  Different materials of yarn are used for different types of projects. Yarn made from wook is one of the most popular types of yarn and is widely used.  Bamboo yarn is becoming popular which may sound a little strange.  Bamboo grass once harvested is distilled into cellulose and then spun into yarn.  A garment knitted from bamboo yarn is cool and breathable. Cotton yarn is also cool and light-weight and cool and although some knitters don't like knitting a cotton yarn it does have some advantages as it holds together well and doesn't pill.  It is also strong, durable and machine washable.

Mercerized cotton yarn is a high end variety of knitting yarn and is more lustrous than conventional cotton. This shiny yarn brings a touch of elegance to all finished knitted garments. Organic cotton yarn has also started to become more popular as more and more people are turning to organic natural products in their every day life.  Many of the highest quality yarns available are manufactured from natural fibers from plants and animals such as cashmere, wools, alpaca, cottons and mohair.  Each of these yarns have a different feel and thickness which you need to consider when you are choosing your pattern and yarn and howe you want your finished garment to turn out.

Recycled silk yarn is made from recycled silk, often being the  waste silk from Indian industrial mills. Small projects such as scarves, hats, bags etc  can be completed by using recycled silk yarn. Mothproof wool is a  knitting yarn that has been treated with chemicals to repel moths.  Natural alpaca yarn has a soft texture, whcih is a high quality soft fiber that is a lot of fun to work with.

Knitters appreciate the wide variety of yarn that is now available and you can find anything from plain yarn to exotic yarns such as cashmere and alpaca.   The yarn you choose for your knitting projects is a much more complicated process than simply choosing a color that appeals to you.  Although yarn color obviously matters, the most important aspect about the yarn you pick is that it matches your project and that it is the best quality available in your price range.

Another important thing to consider when you are selecting your yarn is how will it can be cleaned.  If you are knitting a baby garment or blanket then you will probably want it be be able to be machine washed as dry cleaning just doesn't suit, mums have enough to worry about without having to get their babies clothes dry cleaned.

As you can see choosing the right yarn and fiber is an important part of the knitting process.  If you choose the wrong yarn for your knitting project it will unfortunately be obvious in your finished project.  However, if you select the correct yarn then you are heading in the right direction to end up with a quality finished project - well as long as your knitting techinque has been perfected!

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