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Which yarn is best for knitting?

Which yarn is best for knitting?

Knitting Diaries

If you think that knitting is only a hobby for mother and grandmother, you are entirely wrong. Knitting these days is a widely favored activity amongst multiple households, genders, and ages. It is a deeply satisfying activity that can help you beat stress, fight a bad day, or win you bragging rights.

If you want to start knitting and don’t know where to begin and what to do, here are a few tips on how to choose a yarn for your new hobby.

First and foremost, do not be afraid. While the different kind of yarns may intimidate you, the basic method for all knitting is the same.

A yarn is basically a textile that is made of either animal-based fiber, plant-based fibers, or synthetic fibers. Their fibers are then interlocked and spun together into thicker stands called yarn. The number of plies, stitch definition, and just a general feel of the yarn is what determines the outcome of your knitting. How do you choose the right yarn?

Weight Characteristics.

There are certain weight categories that yarn is classified into.

Category 0. (1 PLY)

It is the lightest, thinnest yarn that is used in making lace designs. It tangles and breaks easily due to its thickness.

Category 1-3 (2-5 PLY)

This kind of yarn is also known as fine, superfine, or light. This is perfect for socks, gloves, hats, etc.

Category 4 (8-10 PLY)

This kind of yarn is also known as worsted yarn and is the most popular yarn amongst knitters. It is the most suitable yarn for sweaters, hats, scarves, etc. If you’re a beginner, we recommend using a yarn similar to this.

Category 5-6 (12-14 PLY)

This is the thickest type of yarn you can purchase. With big needles, you can easily knit up heavy and warm scarves, blankets, etc. It is a great yarn for beginner knitters because you can complete a project quickly while producing unique clothes.

Type of Fabric

You can find yarn in all kinds of fabrics. Some of the most popular fabrics amongst knitters are as follows:

Wool. The most popular choice of fabric amongst knitters is wool. It is easy to knit, holds its shape well, and is very warm and durable. You can usually find pure wool or other blends of fabrics.

Cotton. Cotton is also one of the most popular yarns. However, if you’re a beginner, we would not advise cotton since it can be quite rigid.

Acrylic. Perhaps the easiest yarn to work with, it is a delight to beginner knitters. It is a manmade fabric that is cheap and flexible. You can take your sweet time with knitting, wearing, or washing it.

Silk. Silk can be slippery to work with, due to its shiny and lustrous characteristics. Advised for intermediate knitters, a project made using silk yarn can turn out to be extra luxurious.

There are many more yarn fibers that you can find at We hope that you take up knitting as an everyday hobby after reading this guide. If you have any questions, you can contact us at or call us on 0161-2228943-48/81466-25292.

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