Needles are nothing without yarn. Here’s a little guide for you artists out there!

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These sizes are the most common. If you pick up a random ball of yarn it will probably be worsted weigh yarn. 

HOWEVER. Yarn can be much smaller or bigger.

This size yarn is lace weight

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Tiny, tiny! It is used to make some beautiful scarfs, shawls, and even tablecloths.

On the other end of the scale yarn can get this big: 

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Dude. That is thicker than rope!

Before yarn is knitted up into anything it is usually stored in balls or skeins or cakes.

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These are cakes, usually only made through the use of a ball winder or nostepinne. (Which I don’t have D: )

Here are a few skeins from my own stash.

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When yarn is in a ball or a cake the yarn is usually pulled from the center so the ball won’t roll around everywhere.

In my last post I said that real yarn does not come from a craft store. A hard core knitter like The Knitter would want the good stuff, he’d go to a specialty shop, a yarn shop. Yarn shops have the benefit of having luxury yarn and a higher quality knitting stuff in general. Not to mention it would a pretty cool secret base where his team of vigilante yarn bombers would have their meet ups.

As always don’t be afraid to shoot me a question! I will do my very best to answer. :)

Good luck! In my next post I’ll cover some cool stuff in the knitting world. 

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    Also note how these match up to the CYCA standard weight system. So if your skein has a “4” symbol on it, it is (more or...
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