Namaskaram - salutations

Namaskaram - salutations I dedicate my blog to the enormous art lovers across the globe I love knitting so much that I have started a blog for knitting.Knitting is a job that I will like to go on.Through knitting I breathe life into many people's life. It is knitting time. When I want to relax I do it with knitting. I am a knitting buff.I love to do knitting on various topics. There is no way that you can stop me doing knitting.I am born with a flare for knitting.My face brightens once I touch the knitting needs.The electronic media has helped knitting to travel across the world.Every stitch made will talk about how knitting has influenced people.I have done some and would like to share it with you. Some patterns have been taken from free knitting sites. Some designs have been created by me. Many a times I have modified the patterns to suite my requirements. Finally I can say that I breathe knitting, I talk knitting, I walk knitting - a total knitaholic

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yarn Weight standards

Standard Yarn Weight System

When you go to a yarn shop you will be amazed to see the varities of yarns at display.Many do follow as per the yarn suggested in the pattern. It is important that we must know some details about yarn weights.

Here yarn weights refers to the thickness of the actual yarn.Basically there are 6 types of yarn weights. Craft Yarn Council of America has prescribed all manufactures to follow these norms.

Yarn weights tells us how the number of stitches will be there when you use a particular size needle. The higher the number , the heavier the yarn. You will get few stitches per inch

It is important to know the standards because it helps you to find out the gauge in a given pattern. You should also know that all yarns in a given weight category will be same. Say for example if you take the gauge between 12 stitches per 4 inches  & 15 stitches per 4 inches. You will know the difference because 15 stitches will be huge while you are following a pattern when making sweater. Sweaters are normally knit to required measurements
Categories of yarn, gauge ranges, and recommended needle and hook sizes

Standard Yarn Weight System Chart


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