Over the years I have noticed there are three ways I decide on the yarn I want to use for a project.
- First: The gauge of the loom is the first consideration.
- Gauge is the space between the pegs.
- The bigger the gauge the more likely it is I want to use a bulky or super bulky yarn so that I can use only one strand.
- If I can't find a bulky yarn I will have to use two strands of a different weight yarn which I don't always like to do.
- Second: Texture
- It is a great way to add to a project.
- For example, Lion Brand Homespun yarn. I like the feel and texture of it.
- Is the project for a baby? Then I would want a soft yarn of course. Is it for home, like a dishcloth? Then I might want a more "rough" yarn.
- Third: Cost
- A project like a baby blanket or adult blanket requires more yarn therefore more cost is involved.
- I have to figure out my "budget" for each project and choose accordingly for it.
- Please don't go into debt with yarn. There are some wonderful "cheaper" yarns out there. I have found some great ones at a dollar store.
- For example, the hat you see me wear in the logos on my Facebook Page and Video was made with a skein of yarn from the dollar store which only cost $1.00.
So, there are my 3 simple tips for choosing yarn:
Gauge, Texture and Cost.