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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If you choose a cotton/bamboo blend with almost no elasticity for a pattern that uses 100% wool and includes lots of cables, you’re going to be disappointed. The…

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Can I knit a chunky pattern with super chunky wool? Knitting with large needles and the super bulky or jumbo yarn is a great way to make something…

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Bamboo yarn is made with bamboo grass that is harvested and distilled into cellulose that’s then spun into yarn. It’s a natural, non-animal sourced fiber that’s considered an…

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What is bulky yarn used for? 5—Bulky (Chunky, Craft, Rug) Bulky yarn is about twice as thick as worsted weight. It usually works up quickly when using large…

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