Below, we provide you with a Yarn Comparison Chart to try to break down the imprecise science of choosing the right yarn for your next project.
Yarn weights and gauge measurements is far from an exact science. We would advise to use the following table as a guide only to the comparison of different yarn weight labels from around the world. Certain yarn brands from various regions will describe the same weight yarn slightly differently.
In most instances, Like the weight of the yarn, the suggested needle or hook size should be taken as a guide only, and will depend on...
Just like language and currency, the measurement of the size of knitting needles differs dependent on where you are in the world. Below is our Knitting Needle size comparison chart to help you make sense of the different sizing descriptions. It is relevant for all types of knitting needles, including Single Point Needles, Double Point Needles and Interchangeable or Circular Knitting Needles.
This will particularly come in handy when deciphering which needles to use for a given Knitting Pattern, as patterns are often written for different markets around the world.
Introduction to Interchangeable Knitting Needles
Interchangeable Knitting Needles are much like Circular Knitting Needles, in that they are made up of a pair of needle tips joined in the middle by a flexible 'cable', or cord. In fact - they are typically used in place of Circular Knitting Needles when a pattern calls for them. Just like circular needles, Interchangeables are most commonly used for knitting in the round, which refers to knitting items without a seam. This could include smaller projects like sleeved gloves and hats, or larger projects including...