ALSO KNOWN AS: Superfine, thread NEEDLE SIZE: 2.25mm to 3.25mm TYPICAL TENSION: 34 sts and 42 rows AVERAGE METRES PER 50G: 400m or more ONE BALL PROJECTS (100G): Shawls, scarves, wraps, simple summer t-shirts The low down: Usually comes in hanks of 50g or 100g. This super fine yarn should be scary for beginners, but many of us gravitate to fluffy mohair mixes like Rowan Kidsilk Haze, or Debbie Bliss Angel as they’re just so pretty! Knitting with laceweight
Sock, fingering 2.25mm to 3.25mm 28 sts and 36 rows 200m Socks,
scarves The low down: If you stumble across an old knitting pattern on eBay chances are it’ll have been designed for 4ply yarn. In the 1940s it was normal to knit up complex garments on relatively tiny needles. Now 4ply yarn is enjoying a resurgence, thanks to the is slow if you’re making something complicated, but it’s also possible to use it for featherweight tops on bigger needles, taking the sting out of the work. Alternatively, hold laceweight together with other thicker yarns to create subtle rainbow colour effects. trend for knitting socks. If you’ve never worn handknit socks you’ll probably wonder what all the fuss is about, but trust us, they really are special! There’s acres of sock patterns on Ravelry.com to choose from but Jennifer Lee’s cosy ribbed cuff socks caught our eye.