Knitting is a joyful and relaxing craft that allows you to create beautiful original pieces that will be cherished forever, but without the right yarn knitting can become a bit of a nightmare. It can be easy to assume that after you have selected your desired pattern, all you have to do is just choose a yarn with a colour you like and away you go, but unfortunately the type of yarn you use determines whether your garment is going to be a hit or a pure flop. Luckily here at Ajanta Studios we have put together a step by step guide that will navigate you through the piles of different textures and yarn terminology until you find the right one for you.
Types Of Yarn
Granted, in the crafting world the general rule of thumb is “the more choice the better” but when you come face to face with the vast array of yarns available the choice can seem a bit overwhelming.
The first place to start when choosing your yarn is understanding the type of material that it is made out of and if it is suitable for the type of garment that you are knitting.
Choosing the correct yarn weight is essential in determining how easy your project is to complete and its over-all appearance. Choosing a weight that is too light for your pattern can result in a design that is full of gaps with an unprofessional finish. Here is our simple list of the most common yarn weights:
Probably the most fun and creative part of the yarn selection process, yarn is available in an array of so many different colours it is now easier than ever to create beautiful original garments. Here are a few of the colours that you can expect to come across:
Marbled – Where many different types of colours blend together up each strand. This looks great in scarves and fashion pieces.
Rainbow – A yarn with a pastel base colour and flecks of rainbow colours, beautiful for creating baby blankets.
For our full range of yarns click here.