Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Finding and Using the Appropriate Yarn

You see a pattern you would like to make, OR, you see a beautiful yarn that just calls your name.  What is the most appropriate yarn for the project?

Always be sure to read the labels.  The contents of the label will give you a few clues as to whether the yarn you like and the pattern you have in mind are the right combination.

Is the GAUGE relevant?  Yarn is graded in size from 0 to 7 (finest to bulkiest).

It is extremely important to the success of your project that the fiber be the right size.  If you use a very fluffy yarn in a pattern that has delicate stitch groups, you will end up with a puffy mess.  The delicacy of the stitches will be lost.