View Full Version : Poll: What is your favorite yarn weight on a finished object?

01-19-2011, 02:46 PM
Just a poll for fun - what is your favorite yarn weight on a finished object? I.E., regaurdless of your preference regaurding WORKING with the yarn, when everything is completed, which yarn weight in a finished object is your favorite to look at? I am asking because my brother and sister and I want to start doing "craft sales" (instead of yard sales), and I would like to hear the general preference so that our finished objects appeal to the majority, and we'll have an easier time selling them.
Thanks everyone!!!! :)

01-19-2011, 02:50 PM
I pulled the weight categories and descriptions from this website:
http://knitting.about.com/od/yarn/a/yarnweight.htm (http://knitting.about.com/od/yarn/a/yarnweight.htm)

Please let me know if there's an error in the poll. Thanks everyone!

Jan in CA
01-19-2011, 03:10 PM
Well, I voted for medium, BUT it really depends on the project. I do like working with DK or worsted weight the best and that's probably because I'm most comfortable with needles in the US 4-9 range.

01-19-2011, 03:16 PM
I think we've decided that we're mostly going to make less intricate items like scarfs, fingerless gloves, blankets, ponchos, hats, arm warmers, etc, as compared to socks, baby clothes, and thing of that nature.

Thank you for your input Jan in CA!! It is very much appreciated!!! :)

Jan in CA
01-19-2011, 03:20 PM

01-19-2011, 04:36 PM

She mentioned that she is working with her siblings on this project.

I voted for the "super fine" category, but it really does depend on the project ... I love worsted and bulky yarns too!

With the items you described you could easily use a variety of yarn weights, but since you're making the items for sale you might want to use worsted or bulky weight yarns when you can so that your projects will knit up faster. :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
01-19-2011, 05:07 PM
She mentioned that she is working with her siblings on this project.

Oh okay. Duh.:doh:

01-19-2011, 07:51 PM
I voted dk/light worsted. Takes longer, but I like the quality of most dk yarns.

01-20-2011, 01:24 AM
Thank you everyone! :)

01-20-2011, 10:09 PM
I really can't answer this poll. My favorite is medium and finer. I really don't like the bulky stuff... unless I'm felting so that you don't see how thick the yarn is. I'm just not a fan of the really thick stuff and how it looks.

01-31-2011, 12:24 PM
I think it depends on the weather in your area. Here in Wisconsin, for instance, it gets down to 30 below zero at times. We need to use worsted weight or bulky yarn for warmth. In the late fall and early spring when it's not so cold, sport weight would be appropriate. We need two sets of hats, scarves, and mittens for each person in our family. But then, I'm practical and I spend a lot of time outdoors. Today, people mostly just go from the car into the house and vice versa, so sport weight would probably be your best bet. They wear something to keep them warm until the heater cranks in and take it off in the car once it's warm.