How do I choose yarn for my project?
The weight of the yarn you choose must suit your particular project. If you’re making a light shawl, you won’t need a heavy, chunky yarn. Conversely, if you’re knitting a winter blanket, you want to avoid using a thin, lacey yarn for that assembly. The thickness of your yarn will affect how the finished product looks.
What kind of yarn is shiny?
Silk, cotton, linen, and rayon: The slippery, smooth, and often shiny yarns. Synthetic: Including nylon, acrylic, and polyester.
What is lurex yarn?
Lurex was invented in 1946. It is a yarn made from a thin strip of aluminum sandwiched between two plastic films. Lurex is lighter weight than lamé, does not tarnish, and is strong enough to be used in power looms to make complex woven fabrics, making new metallic fabrics possible.
What is Caron Yarn?
Caron® Yarn is well known for their yarn Simply Soft which is one of the most favorite yarns in the Caron family. This is a staple yarn like Red Heart Super Saver but is softer. On a scale from 1 (roughest) – 12 (softest), Simply Soft ranks a 9 on the Knitting Warehouse Softness Meter.
What yarn does not stretch?
You’re looking for fibers that won’t stretch, even if they get wet in the rain, so consider cotton yarn or even synthetic yarn options (the 4 Ball Market Bag Crochet Kit above is made with Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton).