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How to Read a Knitting Yarn Label?

December 18, 2017

Knitting yarn labels pack a lot of information and you’ll need to know what it all means especially if you’re following a hand knitting pattern. Hand knitting patterns will tell you what kind of yarn to buy for that knitting project. But there are other reasons as well. For instance, you may want to substitute … Continue reading "How to Read a Knitting Yarn Label?" Read more

Knitting yarn labels pack a lot of information and you’ll need to know what it all means especially if you’re following a hand knitting pattern. Hand knitting patterns will tell you what kind of yarn to buy for that knitting project.

But there are other reasons as well. For instance, you may want to substitute the yarn that is called for in a pattern. You may also want a certain thickness.  All this information is wrapped neatly around your little ball of knitting yarn.

Below is what yarn labels say and what to look for:

Yarn Name: The largest and the most prominent letters on the labels are the knitting yarn/company name.

Yarn nameYarn Weight: The actual weight of the knitting yarn when packed is always listed.

Yarn weightColour and Dye Lot Number: Always check to ensure the dye lot numbers are the same.  Even though the colour may look exact it could be off just a tiny bit. If you can buy enough yarn for what you need in your project that would be great. It may be hard to match it up if you run out.

Knitting colour and dye lot numberLaundry Care: The next set of boxes show you the laundry care symbols; how should you wash your garment, do you need to iron your garment, etc.

Yarn laundry care

Knitting Needle Sizes: This section, the knitting needle symbol section, on knitting yarn labels is the part that knitters need to take a look at. On Vardhman Knitting yarn label below it’s the third box from the top. It gives you important knitting information for such things as needle size and thickness. You can see in the center is a pair of criss-cross needles with the number 9,10 (this is the needle number) at the top and 3.75-3.25 mm (this is the needle thickness) below. This is the suggested knitting needle size you should knit this particular knitting yarn with.

Knitting needles Any “X” on any laundry symbol means “do not”.

Now that you know so much about your knitting yarn, get started already!

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Designs - Accessories

Hand Pouch With Hairband To Match

November 21, 2017

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn Needle No.: 8 Quantity: 40g cream colour, 40g red colour Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-knit, P-purl, st-st, stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows. Instruction: Pouch – Make 2 pieces. Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles, cast on 47 sts. Work 2 rows in K2, P2 rib. Next row, make holes … Continue reading "Hand Pouch With Hairband To Match" Read more

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 40g cream colour, 40g red colour

Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-knit, P-purl, st-st, stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows.

Instruction: Pouch – Make 2 pieces. Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles, cast on 47 sts. Work 2 rows in K2, P2 rib. Next row, make holes for draw-string as follows: K2, yarn forward K2 together repeat to end of row. Work 3 more rows in rib. Change to st-st. When the piece measures 8 cm from cast on edge work in fair isle according to the graph. Cast off.
Draw-string – Make 2. Fold 6.50m yarn 4 times, twist and double. Knot ends. To make up join seams and draw-strings through holes in opposite directions.
Hair Band – Using colour 1 and no. 8 needles cast on 92 sts. Work 17 rows in st-st. Then work the first 15 rows from the chart in 2 colours. Work 2 more rows in colour 1. Cast off. Join seams and the 2 ends.

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Stylish Cozy Mittens

November 21, 2017

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn Needle No.: 8 Quantity: 30g Colour 1, 15g Cream and 15g Colour 2 Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-Knit, P-purl, st-st stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows. M1 – make one by picking up the loop between 2 sts. Instruction: Using no. 8 needles and colour 1 yarn, cast on 42 … Continue reading "Stylish Cozy Mittens" Read more

Yarn: Vardhman Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 8
Quantity: 30g Colour 1, 15g Cream and 15g Colour 2

Abbreviations: st(s) stitch(es), K-Knit, P-purl, st-st stocking stitch i.e., right side K and wrong side P rows. M1 – make one by picking up the loop
between 2 sts.

Instruction: Using no. 8 needles and colour 1 yarn, cast on 42 sts work 2 rows 14 K1, P1, rib. Work stripes in rib in the following order: 2 rows colour
2. 18 rows colour 1. 2 rows cream. 2 rows colour 1. Work in st-st colour 1. Increase sts for thumb shaping as follows: 1st row: K19, M1, K4, M1, K19;
2nd row: P; 3rd row: K19, M1, K6, M1, K19; 4th row: P; 5th row: K19, M1, K8, M1, K19; 6th row: P; 7th row: K19, M1, K10, M1, K19; 8th row: P; 9th row: K19, M1, K12, M1, K19; 10th row: P; 11th row: K19, M1, K14, M1, K19; 12th row: P; 13th row: K19, M1, K16, M1, K19; 14th row: P19. Slip next 16 thumb sts on to a safety pin, P19. Work these 38 sts in st-st as follows: 2 rows colour 1. 2 rows colour 2. 2 rows colour 1. 2 rows in 2 colour-colour 1, colour 2, 4 rows colour 1, 12 rows cream. 1st decrease row K2 together K15, K2, together twice, K15, K2, together. 2nd row: P. 3rd row: K2 together, K13, K2 together twice, K13, K2, together. 4th row: P. 5th row: K2 tog K11, K2 together twice, K11, K2 together. 6th row: P. 7th row: K2 together K9, K2 together twice, K9,  K2 together. 8th row – cast off.

Thumb: Using no.8 needles and colour 1 yarn, work on the 16 sts retained on the pin, st-st for 12 rows. Draw yarn through sts and fasten off. Join all seams. Make the second mitten as the first one. Join seams and the 2 ends.

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Colourful Striped Sweater

November 20, 2017

Yarn: Vardhman Jupiter Knitting Yarn Needle No.: 9 Quantity: 460 g Front: Cast on 110 sts and knit with dark blue colour till 11” then knit with orange colour till 6” and then with white colour till 3.5”. Start shaping the armhole in3-2-1 manner. Knit with light being colour for 3” and shape the neckline round … Continue reading "Colourful Striped Sweater" Read more

Yarn: Vardhman Jupiter Knitting Yarn
Needle No.: 9
Quantity: 460 g

Front: Cast on 110 sts and knit with dark blue colour till 11” then knit with orange colour till 6” and then with white colour till 3.5”. Start shaping the armhole in3-2-1 manner. Knit with light being colour for 3” and shape the neckline round in 5”.

Back: Back will be knitted same as front.

Sleeves: Cast on 52 sts and knit 2×2 rib border for 2”. Then knit striper pattern by increasing 1-1 sts from both sides till 18”. Shape armhole in a 3-2-3-2 manner and cast off all the sts in 4”. Knit the other sleeve likewise.

Neck: Pick neck sts and knit 2×2 rib border for 1” and cast off.

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Cell Phone Vs. Knitting!Are you ready for the match?

October 06, 2017

Various studies across the globe show interesting effects of using our fingers (read hands) for either cell phone or hand knitting. As the usage of cell phones is increasing, we must know its side effects too, if any. Read on and tell us if you agree. WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF EXCESSIVE PHONE TIME? Can … Continue reading "Cell Phone Vs. Knitting!" Read more

Various studies across the globe show interesting effects of using our fingers (read hands) for either cell phone or hand knitting. As the usage of cell phones is increasing, we must know its side effects too, if any. Read on and tell us if you agree.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF EXCESSIVE PHONE TIME?

  • Can cause depression, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Has a negative impact on concentration levels resulting in distraction from the task at hand
  • Exposure to disturbing news can lead to psychological effects
  • Too much social media can make you jealous of others

But using within limits has its own advantages like being in the know of the world events and staying connected with friends and family.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KNITTING?

  • Helps you focus on the present moment
  • Gives a sense of personal control
  • Makes you feel enthusiastic and happy
  • Gives a sense of achievement and creative satisfaction
  • Keeps your brain sharp and can slow the effects of aging on your brain
  • Knitting is good for your heart! Knitting and crocheting can lower heart rate and blood pressure.

 

Here’s what we propose, pick up hand knitting and knit a new cell phone cover!

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