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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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Yarns associated with crocheting

When I started to learn crocheting I found out that the yarns/threads used for crochetting is very different from the yarns that I use for knitting.Each type of yarns requires specific hook sizes. Hence one has to be careful when using hooks to the type of yarns you want to use. Giving you a list of yarns that will be suitable for crocheting both cotton and woollen yarns. All these are available in India.Remember that for crocheting most of the people use cotton yarns as they are more flexible for crocheting doilies,as doiles are worked in circles and must have a soft handfeel. It is to be noted that doilies are used as a decorative piece and must drape well.

Anchor knitting cotton is Tkt10
Redrose Knitting Cotton is Tkt10.
Anchor Redheart is Tkt20.
Anchor Tkt20 is known as Mercerised Crochet Cotton
Anchor Tkt40  is known as Mercerised Crochet Cotton
[the above two tks come  in 20 gm balls]
Laura Kniting Cotton [Tkt4] is referred as Worsted Weight Cotton yarn.

Normally for yarns/wool, there is no ticket number. Its is referred by ply or weight of the yarn.
2ply,3ply are called Light weight or fingering weight yarns.
4ply,vardhman millenium,vardhman double colour is called sport weight yarns.
8ply can be called as bulky yarn.
Bulky/chunky acrylic can be called as super bulky yarn.

So much for today. once I stat crocheting will advice the correct hook sizes

Happy crocheting

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