A common problem amoung those who use yarn in knitting or crochet, is
that the yarn becomes unorganized. Some important characteristics of
yarn are its weight, fiber content, color, and brand. Yarns are
classified into several weights, such as fingering, sport, double knit,
worsted, heavy worsted, or bulky. The weight of the yarn determines the
hook or needles size that will be used when knitting or crocheting. For
this reason it is important to know the weight of the yarn to be used.
However, all too often the label that comes with the yarn is discarded,
leaving the weight and other important information about the yarn
To organize yarn as it is purchased, consider
assembling a yarn notebook. Whenever a new yarn is purchased, snip a
sample of the yarn and attach it to the label that comes with the ball
or skein. Attach the label and yarn sample to the receipt received when
purchasing the yarn. If the label and receipt are small they can all be
stapled or taped to one large sheet of paper to keep them in order.
Record next to the yarn any additional information that isn't already
documented. The yarn notebook method of organizing yarn for knitting and
crochet, alleviates some common problems:
Purchasing Yarn is Easier with Organization
a sample of the yarn attached to the receipt, makes it easy to purchase
more of the yarn if it is used up before the project is finished. It
will be easy to spot the seller to buy more. Also the color and style of
yarn will be listed to make repurchasing much easier.
Hook and Needle Size
mentioned earlier, it is necessary to know the weight of the yarn to
get the correct hook or needle to work with the yarn. The label, that
comes with the yarn states the weight, making the information easy to
find in the notebook with a little organization.
Getting the Right Weight for the Pattern
patterns specify the weight of yarn that is to be used. If the weight
isn't recorded, guessing is required. Organizing the yarn in a notebook
ensures that the yarn weight will be documented an known before starting
Finding Ideas for Using the Yarn
A yarn stash
that doesn't have any organized information will leave a knitter, or
crocheter, wondering what to do with it. Often the yarn comes with ideas
explaining the type of project in which it would be best used. For
example, some yarns, due to their fiber and weight, work well for socks.
While other yarns may be best suited for a blanket or sweater.
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