Entries Tagged as Yarn on Cones

Gimp / Boucle / Slub / Knop yarn construction

Using textured yarn is a great way to add interest to your knitting, by letting the yarn do all the work.

Mystery yarn? Burn Test for Fiber Identification

When trying to identify an unknown yarn fiber, burning the yarn could sometimes help to identify the fiber content of the yarn.  The following are some various characteristics of burning yarn:


Twister - mid-gauge/bulky yarn on cones

What will you knit with Twister? yarn for machine knitting

GG, Nm, YPP ... Huh??

There are a number of systems that are used to refer to the various weights of fiber. From thread to yarn to carpet fibers, various industries use different methods.

Have you ever seen a pattern that calls for a 7 GG machine? Or yarn that is 4.5 Nm?

Waxing your yarn

Some yarn on cones is produced specifically for industrial knitting machines.  The yarn is treated  so it will pass easily through the mechanisms of the machines. If you are struggling with a yarn, try waxing it as you knit.

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