Knitting 101: Yarn Weights – A Shopping Guide

For my knitting and crocheting friends, far and wide . . . a useful resource. ~ Linne

For the Knit of It


Shopping for yarn when you’re starting out can be terribly confusing. I know when I first began, words like worsted, sport, DK, and bulky meant nothing to me. I didn’t know how you could tell!

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8 thoughts on “Knitting 101: Yarn Weights – A Shopping Guide

  1. As someone who knits (HA) and crochets with gay abandon (no pun intended but I DO favour rainbow colours πŸ˜‰ ) I just buy wool. I just crochet it all together, whatever it’s “weight” I love the ridiculous results…I am not even ashamed by my complete disregard for protocol. If I EVER make something for someone else I will adhere to the rules BUT till I do, bollocks to wool/yarn weight, it’s for the birds! πŸ˜‰

    • I KNEW we had SOMETHING in common . . . hahahahahahaha

      That’s my favourite way to do a lot of things, if it’s only for me; cook, write, craft, etc.

      You are so cool!!

      Sent from my iPhone

      • I am trying not to “snort” with laughter at the moment. It’s 4.28am and I am listening to the latest Ben Folds album to a song called “Draw a Crowd” and one of the lines is “If you can’t draw a crowd, draw dicks on a wall”! ROTFL!!! What an epitaph to bad graffiti ;). Have a great weekend Linnie. I will be rescuing particularly buttery biscuits from Brunhilda and sandwiching them with incredibly creamy butter cream…BAD VEGAN! Steve keeps saying “I AM ONLY ONE MAN WOMAN ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME” but I choose to ignore him. Bezial is getting fat… πŸ˜‰

      • You always make me laugh!! I could just see you when I read this . . . Bad graffiti has a place, methinks . . . even the Romans had it . . .
        I’m drooling on the keyboard again . . . if I were there, I’d rescue you by forcing myself to eat more than my share . . .
        . . . there is NO such thing as a BAD vegan!! So there! You are a vegan with omni leanings, or maybe an occasional omni (OO), or an omni who loves vegan food most of the time . . . Me, I’m a flexitarian πŸ™‚ I believe in eating healthily when possible, but wouldn’t starve to prove a point. I look at my meat n potatoes Aunty and Mum, now 93 and 90, and the only difference I notice is that my Aunty has always been super active; as Mum slowed down (mostly, I think, when Dad was ill for a year), she had some health problems. For the most part, she’s been healthy all these years except for some minor stuff. Of course, when they were growing up, the meat n potatoes were organic . . . and the air and water were clean . . .

        Maybe you need to take Bezial on extra walks while you deliver lovely care packages to some neighbours . . . πŸ˜‰

      • Our parents and their parents ate differently to us. They didn’t have as much sugar and even thought they ate lots of butter and meat fat, they didn’t couple that with every chemical under the sun injected into their food. Their veggies came from their gardens and no chemical insecticides there as they weren’t invented yet! I am not eating the bickies, I am force feeding them to Steve! πŸ˜‰

      • Isn’t that the truth! My parents were beginning to use fertilizers and sprays when I was in my teens. Sounded like a good idea at the time . . .

        I’d beg for a bickie or three (just to save Steve, of course!), but sadly, I must first work off previous bickies . . . :-(. I will continue to drool from a distance . . .

      • Distance drooling is always wiser, if I actually ate everything that I looked at in my early morning “breakfast” sessions I wouldn’t be able to get off my chair let alone walk around! I am a closet food voyeur πŸ˜‰

      • One of the best sort of voyeurs . . . πŸ˜‰
        I don’t have time for any more blogs; as it is, I’m reading at 3 am when I can’t sleep, or whenever I can grab a minute.

        Just as well; I’d be off to find a snack every other blog . . .

        That said, pass on any unique ones, though . . . wouldn’t want to miss a temptation πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading your comments. ~ Linne

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