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KristiMetz
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.

Vendie
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?

Julie
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!

KellyK
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!

KristiMetz
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!

HeatherFeather
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........." :)

tigger0229
11-09-2005, 09:52 AM
Kristi, great question!! I've been wondering the same thing.

useratl
11-14-2005, 11:05 AM
http://www.knittersreview.com/yarn_more.asp

kemp
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!