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IrishKnitter 01-09-2007 01:17 AM

Yarn weights
So after working with worsted weight yarn on my last project, I recently switched to a chunky weight yarn with larger needles. I realized how much more I loved the thicker yarn, so I became curious...what about the rest of you?

gingergal4l8r 01-09-2007 01:21 AM

I am liking the worsted yarn as I am just learning and find I do not add stitches as much as I do with chunky or bulky. Trying to get projects finished faster I guess... :happydance:

suzeeq 01-09-2007 01:31 AM

I usually use worsted weight on larger needles. I've used some chunky, but I don't think I'd want a sweater out of it.


CateKnits 01-09-2007 01:34 AM

Fingering for socks, worsted for sweaters, and bulky for scarves. :shrug: I couldn't pick one to vote!

five_six 01-09-2007 02:26 AM

No i can't pick one either, as i love them all. in their own right...

Lieke 01-09-2007 03:50 AM

well, it's hard to pick out one, because I love all yarns, but when I think about it...

I'm not a really fast knitter, not only because I'm slow, because that's getting a lot better, but mostly because I don't have much time to knit. I usually make sweaters and that takes really long. That's why I voted bulky, because with that yarn, I can still finish a sweater quick (although I've only made 1 sweater with bulky, but I really love that one)

of course I don't use bulky for socks. For socks I prefer fingering weight.

Jax3303 01-09-2007 07:48 AM

I love them all, but I'll pick Lace weight yarn as my favorite because I absolutely LOVE knitting lace.

Ingrid 01-09-2007 08:18 AM

I can't pick one, either, though I will say that I don't really enjoy knitting with larger needles--anything larger than about 10 annoys me. :shrug:

Webigail 01-09-2007 10:03 AM


Originally Posted by CateKnits
Fingering for socks, worsted for sweaters, and bulky for scarves. :shrug: I couldn't pick one to vote!

I was just thinking the same LOL

nadja la claire 01-09-2007 10:23 AM

I picked worsted because it's the one I use the most, but like others have said I really can't pick a favorite. Yarns, like people, are all beautiful in their own way.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

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