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Headbands? Head Wraps? Also known as Earwarmers!

Headbands? Head Wraps? Also known as Earwarmers!

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Knitting as a hobby can be very rewarding, it can keep you occupied and you have an extensive selection of fantastic patterns that you can take advantage of. The only thing you have to deal with at the beginning is to find out which knitting yarn you need for your particular project. Knitting yarn is available in various thicknesses, commonly referred to as weights. Knowing which is best for your particular project will help you understand this.

The available weights for knitting yarn determine the size of the needles you need. If you have a pattern that you are working on, you will see that the pattern recommends the yarn weight that you need. In most cases, they recommend a specific brand, knitting yarn weight and needle size. Depending on where you live and what you find online or in the store, you may need to choose a different brand. Therefore, you can use your weights to select the right wool for your particular project.

Lace knitting yarn is a very thin wool, in fact this is the thinnest you will find. This type of knitting yarn is used for doily projects and possibly for a scarf if you are looking for a heavier yet very fine yarn to complete your project. This type of yarn is to be used with the smallest needles, usually with a size of 000-1.

Finger knitting yarn is also a very thin yarn, not as thin as lace. This is the ideal choice when knitting scarves, doilies or socks and looking for the thinner yarn that you can knit together to get the results you want. This special product can be used with size one to three needles.

Sport yarn is a very fine yarn that is used for baby clothes, blankets and scarves. This is slightly thicker than the finger and top knitting yarns, yet thin enough to create narrower stitches. This yarn also feels softer, you'll find the top options feel coarse. For the sports yarn you should use needles of sizes three to five.

Lightweight worsted yarn, often referred to as DK yarn, is a slightly thicker yarn and probably one of the most common options. It is easier to use and can be used for a variety of projects, from baby clothes to blankets to towels and more. For this particular option you need a needle size of five to seven to get the best end result.

Worsted yarn is one of the most common knitting yarns that you use to work on all types of knitting projects. This special wool is most commonly used to knit pullovers and blankets, and you need a needle seven to nine inches in size.

Then there are the bulky options. Bulky wool is the thicker wool from which bulky sweaters or even a carpet are made for the floor. Many people also use this knitting yarn to complete a scarf for the winter months. With this particular weight you will need nine to eleven needles and thicker needles to get larger stitches.

After all, the roving is the thickest knitting yarn that you can buy and that is used with the largest needles on the market. With this yarn you can knit thick sweaters, carpets and blankets with needles from 11 needles.