ALSO KNOWN AS: Baby NEEDLE SIZE: 2.25mm to 3.25mm TYPICAL TENSION: 32 sts and 40 rows AVERAGE METRES PER 50G: 300m ONE BALL PROJECTS (100G): Baby blanket, layette (hat, jumper and bootees for baby) The low down: Traditionally used for making garments and baby things, 3ply yarn has fallen out of fashion and so there’s less variety out there both in yarns and patterns. If you have a ball in your stash try knitting it on larger needles – you’ll probably find it works
Baby, 3.75mm 24 sts and 32 rows 170m Mittens,
light DK The low down: Traditional wools used for fisherman’s gansey jumpers, such as Wendy Guernsey 5ply, are some of the best known yarns of this group. They are perfect for projects like bags, which need to be both robust and relatively lightweight. fine in most patterns for the slightly thicker) 4ply yarn. Alternatively, seek out a vintage style pattern from a designer like Susan Crawford (susancrawfordshop.com) for an authentic knitting experience. We love the Sugar and Spice dressing gown. Sport weight yarns can be used for DK patterns, but have a lighter result if knitted to standard DK tension, so swatch first. Light DK yarns such as Rowan Felted Tweed DK have a lot of yardage and are suitable for sport weight patterns.