LACEWEIGHT

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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.

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