Worsted Weight This is what is often considered ordinary knitting yarn. The gauge is roughly 5 stitches per inch on a size 7 or 8 needle. Some worsted…

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Any afghans I’ve made from red heart super saver, I just wash on normal (cold water), and toss in the dryer on low-medium heat with a dryer sheet….

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The main difference between thread and yarn is that threads are for sewing and embroidery while yarn is used for knitting, weaving and sewing. Threads and yarn are…

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The best glues for yarn projects are fabric glue and hot glue (applied with a glue gun). It’s also important to make sure you are using clean yarn…

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With wool, however, that’s not an option. Instead, try silk thread, which has similar properties. It’s not strictly necessary—a polyester-wrapped cotton thread will also work well in most…

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Sewing with a twist—yarn, that is! No, there isn’t a machine sewing needle with a giant eye that lets us sew with yarn (yet), but there are several…

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A yarn needle, which is also sometimes called a tapestry needle, is a large blunt needle that is used to sew knitted pieces together. Unlike a regular sewing…

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Sport weight yarn and DK (double knitting) weight yarn are often viewed as interchangeable, but they do have a slight difference. As you will see on the criteria…

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For oiled wool projects ensure to use hot, not boiling, water and any type of wool wash. Do not agitate the project and rinse and repeat until the…

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It is OK to wash Merino wool. In fact, in most cases, it is better to wash this wool rather than dry clean because it restores moisture to…

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