View Full Version : Is there a tutorial on yarns out there somewhere?

11-08-2005, 07:21 PM
I'm new to knitting and fascinating by the variety of yarns available. I have to admit I am really confused about several descriptions of yarns, what they mean, what the properties of different yarns are, etc.

Is there a tutorial out there that anyone knows of?

If not, maybe I will just torture everyone by laboriously posting every question I can think of.

I can see that being a yarn geek is in my future! :cheering: As if I needed any help in the geek department! LOL.

11-08-2005, 07:30 PM
You could check out http://www.knitty.com and Knitter's Review (http://www.knittersreview.com/). Both have excellent features on yarn, techniques, accessories, etc.

If you want to research a particular yarn or learn what yarns are equivalent in terms of weight, content, etc, try http://www.yarndex.com/home.cfm.

I'm sure there are lots of other resources too. Everyone?

11-08-2005, 07:34 PM
IMO it would be a great idea to familiarize yourself with this chart (http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html). Just overall good stuff to know!

11-08-2005, 09:47 PM
Alot of "learn to knit" type books have chapters devoted to yarns...You may want to spend some time at your library or Borders...places you can sit, browse and read!

11-08-2005, 11:41 PM
Several awesome links! Thanks so much. I will pour over those and then find a book to check out. Thanks again!

11-09-2005, 08:54 AM
my questions have been lately..."they otta make...." this chart that chart....and NOW for the last 2 questions I've had, they DID make what I was wishing for....so my question now is going to be..."is there a........." :)

11-09-2005, 09:52 AM
Kristi, great question!! I've been wondering the same thing.

11-14-2005, 11:05 AM

11-14-2005, 11:11 AM
OOhh...I think that a field trip would enhance your learning process. Print out one of the suggested guides and then go feel up some yarn!