Selection of yarn for knitting

People who are just starting to knit often wonder what kind of yarn they should use. Unfortunately, there is no universal answer to this question, but there are several points that are useful to know about.

Which yarn is better for knitting?

Here are some tips:

  1. The first thing you need to do is decide whether you want to crochet or knit. In general, medium yarn is always fine. But keep in mind that very thin threads are inconvenient for knitting needles, while very thick ones are not always suitable for a hook. For example, a top crocheted from thick yarn will turn out to be very rough.
  2. If you use a scheme for knitting, then it is better to focus on the recommended parameters when selecting yarn. If you cannot find the necessary threads, then you can replace them with others, but of the same thickness. In this case, you will not have to edit the scheme.
  3. Many beginners want to know which yarn to choose. In fact, it does not matter, the main thing is that the size of the thread is about 300m (100g.). If you try to make loops on thinner threads, the learning process will be difficult and unpleasant. If you take thick threads, your hands will quickly get tired.

Choosing a yarn depending on the item.

Sometimes it is important to know which yarn is best for a particular item. Keep in mind that if you want to knit a sweater, it is better to choose natural wool, preferably sheep, goat, or camel wool. If you are planning to knit an everyday item, then take a material that is half wool and half acrylic. If you live in a cold region with harsh winters, then the percentage of wool can be increased to 70.

Mohair is perfect for knitting hats, because it has very fluffy fibers that do not let the cold wind through.

For summer clothes, cotton is the best choice.

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