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  Yarn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Europe, yarn is often sold in increments of 25 grams, with 25 g, 50 g, and 100 g being common quantities.
Labels on yarn for handcrafts often include information on gauge, known in the UK as tension, which is a measurement of how many stitches and rows are produced per inch or per centimeter on a specified size of knitting needle or crochet hook.
Yarn used for fabric manufacture is made by spinning short lengths of various types of fibers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Yarn   (1480 words)

 Learning to work with Yarn at Quiltbugs' Knitters Nook
Yarn is made from fibers which are plied or twisted into a strand.
The weight of the yarn is often shown using one of these symbols as determined by Craft Yarn Council of America.
Although the size of the yarn is a factor, needle or hook size and the tightness with which the yarn is worked also determine gauge.
www.quiltbug.com /yarn.htm   (1396 words)

 Dummies::Choosing Yarn for Your Knitting Project
Yarns, garment shapes, and stitch patterns must work together for your knitting project to be successful.
If an irresistible yarn is your starting point and you want to make a sweater, find a pattern written especially for the kind of yarn you've chosen and hope that you like the style.
If you shop in a specialty yarn store, chances are that the people who work there have experience with their yarns and with knitting in general.
www.dummies.com /WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-878.html   (980 words)

 All Yarn at The Yarn Co.
Not only is Alpaca yarn one of the softest fibers next to Cashmere, it is also extremely warm.
You can knit this yarn using a single strand for a thin but luxurious feeling sweater or with a double strand on a size 10 or 10.5 needle.
This yarn is very soft and has a beautiful sheen to it.
www.theyarnco.com /yarn   (375 words)

 Yarn :: Online Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 Yarn Yak
In others, if the yarn lays smooth going from the top of the strand downwards, that is with the grain and that is how you want work with the yarn." I always wondered why people said not to use the yarn from the "wrong" end.
Cotton yarn or string often comes in a cone, which holds more than a regular ball or skein and is wound on a heavy cardboard center.
Usually the label that your yarn comes in will give you information on the fiber content as well as other useful information, such as the weight, the ply, washing instructions, how much yarn is contained in that skein.
www.crochetcabana.com /yarn_yak.htm   (3804 words)

 knitty.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Maybe the cost of the specified yarn is beyond your means, or in a fit of financial restraint, you've decided to dive into your stash for a replacement yarn.
A cotton and a wool yarn may knit to the same gauge, but you'd find that a ball of the cotton yarn will have less yardage than a similarly sized ball of wool.
From the pattern's yarn requirements, multiply the number of skeins, balls, or spools with the yardage of a single unit.
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Blended yarns containing a high percentage of wool do work, but the non-animal part of the yarn won't take the dye and you won't get very saturated colors.
When the yarn has cooled, rinse it thoroughly in water the same temperature as the yarn [shocking wool with cold water could cause it to felt].
If a variegated yarn is what you are after, imagine your skein to be a pie and apply the dye in wedges, or stretch it out lengthwise and apply the dye in stripes.
www.knitty.com /ISSUEfall02/FEATdyedwool.html   (979 words)

 Yarn Forward Knitting Yarn
Yarns are grouped into the following categories with the gauge or tension shown in brackets.
The tension or gauge is quoted as approximately the number of stitches which knit to 4 inches or 10 cm in stocking stitch or stockinette.
Craft Yarn Council of America yarn weight symbols are shown with the yarn listings.
www.yarnfwd.com /yarn.html   (183 words)

 Knitting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yarn with multiple shades of the same hue are called ombre, while a yarn with multiple hues may be known as a given colorway -- a green, red and yellow yarn might be dubbed the "Parrot Colorway" by its manufacturer.
Acrylic yarn for a long time completely dominated the knitting market, and is still frequently the only available option at craft stores and other stores that do not specialise in knitting supplies.
What could define a novelty yarn as opposed to "regular" yarn is the exaggeration in one or many of a regular fibre's characteristics; for example, some yarns are a bit fuzzy or hairy, but a novelty yarn might take that to an extreme, with yarns that have long hairs resembling large eyelashes or metallic fuzz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Knitting   (2513 words)

 Annie's Attic - Yarn FAQs
A swatch is a small sample piece of knitting or crocheting made in the stitch pattern using the size of yarn and hook or needles called for in the pattern.
If you are combining different types of yarn in one project, make sure they all have the same washing instructions or you could be unpleasantly surprised when the wool yarn shrinks and the acrylic yarn doesn't.
Some wool yarns are treated with chemicals to make it safe for you to machine wash and dry them in warm water, but you'll need to read the label to make sure.
www.anniesattic.com /pages/yarn_faq.html   (2651 words)

 Yarn Harlot
Pattern: Irish Hiking Scarf, Yarn: about 3.5 balls of Knit Picks "Wool of the Andes." in fern, pumpkin and cloud.
It's Socks that Rock - mediumweight in "Pink Granite" (love this colourway) and the pattern is also from Blue Moon "Rock and Weave".
I'm especially fond of how very different the yarn looks worked back and forth in linen stitch, and how it looks worked in the round for the foot.
www.yarnharlot.ca /blog   (1261 words)

 Yarn, Knitting Patterns and Supplies - The Yarn Co.
The Yarn Girls' Guide to Beyond the Basics, The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits, and The Yarn Girls' Guide to Kid Knits contain some of our favorite patterns for adults, babies and toddlers.
And we have received the Victoria yarn for those who want to make the dress on the cover.
In our opinion, no knitting library is complete without our new book, The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits There are simple first time projects as well as some useful technique instructions.
www.theyarnco.com   (622 words)

Many newer yarns are using US 15 & 17 needles.  A great choice for quick knitting, in some cases they produce a fabric heavy enough to wear in place of a coat.
These worsted weight yarns are either 100% cotton or have a high percentage of cotton blended with another natural fiber or acrylic.
It generally refers to yarns that knit at 4.5 sts= 1" on US 8 needles and may be referred to as heavy worsted.
www.knitwitts.com /category/Yarn/c22   (566 words)

 Yarn Forward Tension (Gauge) Guide
The Craft Yarn Council of America symbols for yarn weights can be seen at this link.
This is a technique for determining the thickness of the yarn, and therefore the gauge or tension the yarn should knit to.
If you have some yarn without its band, and need to know the tension or gauge of the yarn, the wrapping method is an indication of the thickness of the yarn.
www.yarnfwd.com /tension.html   (669 words)

 Yarn :: Online Catalog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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 Yarns, Patterns and Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
If the price shown is a bag or box price, yarn may be purchased only by the bag or box.
If yarn can be mixed in the bag or box, that information is on the page.
Click on the name of the yarn you are seeking and see colors, yarn content, needle size, gauge, and prices.
www.yarns-and.com /yarns.htm   (654 words)

 Textura Trading Company - Yarn
This fine yarn, at 12,656 yards per pound, is designed to create a crinkled fabric, with its tight twist and fine steel strand.
This yarn is a fine merino singles plied with a very fine strand of steel.
Retro-reflective Yarn w./dissolving fiber (O/S) This yarn transforms itself from a matte silver, taking on a luminous glow when viewed from the approximate direction of the light source.
www.texturatrading.com /yarn.html   (1813 words)

 Schaefer Yarn Company
While The Schaefer Yarn Company is just 14 years old, we have been hand dyeing variegated yarn commercially since 1980 - first in Mendocino, California, then in New York City.
Now it takes a family of 14 to bring Schaefer Yarn to you, and yet each and every skein of yarn is still individually hand painted, just as it was in the beginning.
Half of our yarns are made exclusively for us in the USA and we support all our fibers with patterns to knit or crochet.
www.schaeferyarn.com   (276 words)

 Open Directory - Shopping: Crafts: Supplies: Fiber Arts: Yarn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Allegro Yarns - Carries a large inventory of brand-name yarns, patterns and kits to knit for the whole family.
Angora Knitting Yarns - Handspun angora yarn in a variety of colors for knitting, weaving and crochet, plus angora rabbit and merino sheep wool blends for machine and hand knitting.
Artfibers Fashion Knitting Yarn and Patterns - A collection of fashion knitting yarns, made by and for them in collaboration with many of the world's top fashion mills.
dmoz.org /Shopping/Crafts/Supplies/Fiber_Arts/Yarn   (1766 words)

 Yarns, handpainted, handdyed, knitting kits, free patterns
If you are a retail customer, you may purchase our yarns, patterns or kits, by visiting one of these fine retail locations.
Yarn retailers, designers and wholesale customers may order using our easy Virtual Cart Shopping System with approved terms.
If you are looking for a certain yarn and do not know where to find it, call or email and we will direct you to a store that carries that yarn.
www.cherryyarn.com   (454 words)

 Yarn Distributors & Online Knitting Yarn Suppliers - Kaleidoscope Yarns Stores & Shops- Knitting Patterns Knitting ...
We are online knitting yarn suppliers and distributors of complete wool, cotton, nylon, blends and novelty yarns from Brown Sheep, Cascade, Plymouth, Reynolds, Lana Grossa, Koigu, Manos del Uruguay, Mission Falls, Jamiesons, Green Mountain Spinnery, Opal Brasil, Colinette, Lang, Mountain Colors, Dale of Norway, Berroco and yarn knitting kits, patterns, knitting books, needles and accessories.
Kaleidoscope Yarns is one of New England's premiere knitting yarn specialty retailers.
Our yarn inventory includes only the finest wool yarn, cotton yarn, synthetic, novelty and sock yarn - suitable for all the knitting patterns and kits we offer.
www.kyarns.com   (291 words)

 Bartlettyarns.com - Proudly spinning wool yarns in Maine since 1821
We spin our yarn on a spinning mule, a marvelous machine that is one of the last of its kind still operating in the country.
Mule-spun yarn retains the softness of the natural wool fibers, and has a homespun appearance and durability that is highly valued by knitters.
Use the menu to the left to select the yarn line that you wish to see.
www.bartlettyarns.com   (241 words)

 Product Description: Lion Suede yarn
A luxuriously soft yarn with the look and feel of suede.
Click here to view all patterns for this yarn.
No pattern or other material may be reproduced -- mechanically, electronically, or by any other means, including photocopying -- without written permission of Lion Brand Yarn Company.
www.lionbrand.com /yarns/lionSuede.html   (187 words)

   .:: Morehouse Merino ::.     Morehouse Farm Merino Knitting Yarn  
A sensuously soft sport weight yarn for lightweight garments.
Same as 2-Strand, but with more twist added for a smoother yarn.
Lace yarn at its finest: delicately thin and superbly soft, for knitting awe-inspiring lace shawls and wraps.
www.morehousefarm.com /KnittingEssentials/Yarn   (150 words)

 Yarn and Thread - Crochet
Cones, skeins, and balls of yarn in a wide assortment of fibers and weights.
Nice selection of various yarns and a handy yarn finder for quickly locating a yarn in a specific weight, fiber content, and/or color.
Some very unusual yarns made from bamboo, soy, and corn as well as a few free patterns.
www.bellaonline.com /subjects/347.asp   (423 words)

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