What needle do you use for wool?

9. Use the Right Needle. A ball-point needle is usually the best option for a woollen fabric. It has a rounded tip that easily slips through the fibers without snagging or cutting them.

What is the difference between wool and mohair?

Mohair is a soft wool that comes from the hair of the Angora goat. Some call mohair the “diamond fiber,” as the wool is characterized by a distinct luster and sheen. When blended with other textiles, like alpaca or merino, mohair lends that luster to the fibers.

What is the difference between mohair and cashmere?

Mohair is obtained from the Angora goat (sometimes confused with the angora yarn that comes from the angora rabbit). It has a larger undercoat compared to the cashmere goat, but the guard hairs from the topcoat are, unlike with cashmere, often mixed with the hairs from the undercoat.

What does the 4 on wool mean?

Each number is actually a category that contains a group of thicknesses. For example, ‘4’ contains: worsted, afghan and aran yarns… and the recommended needle size ranges from 7 to 9 (and hooks from I to K).

What size needles for double knit wool UK?

Choosing The Correct Yarn, Needle & Hook sizes For Knitting & Crochet

USA UK Needle size (mm)
Fingering/Sports 4 ply 3.25mm
Light Worsted Double Knitting 3.5mm-4.5mm
Worsted Aran 3.75mm-4.5mm
Chunky Bulky 5.5mm-8.0mm

•Apr 6, 2016


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