What is yarn composition?

How do I know what ply my yarn is?

Why is yarn itchy?

Smooth wool vs.

The itch you feel when you use coarse wool happens when the ends of the wool fiber rub against your skin. It can cause itching and sometimes even make your skin to break out in a rash. Yuck! A coarse wool likely has shorter fibers that stick out, rubbing more against your skin.

What is pure new wool?

Pure New Wool is the term used for wool that is shorn from the living sheep. Pure New Wool is not allowed to be subjected to any processes damaging to the fibres (as opposed to shoddy wool).

How do you label yarn?

What Yarn Labels Say And What To Look For

  1. The largest letters on yarn labels will be the company name.
  2. It will list the actual weight and length of the yarn, this one is 7 oz/198 grams and 364 yards/333m.
  3. Next is the color and color number.
  4. The dye lot (or lot) number is 456.

What do yarn labels mean?

What does number 4 yarn mean?

4—Medium (Worsted, Afghan, Aran) Worsted weight yarn is the most frequently used. It is easy to work with (making it great for beginners), approximately double the weight of DK or sport yarn, and ideal for working up afghans. 5—Bulky (Chunky, Craft, Rug) Bulky yarn is about twice as thick as worsted weight.


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