Yarn

Yarn Weight – What does it mean?

Yarn Weight – What does it mean?

No, yarn weight isn’t referring to how much a ball, skein, or hank weighs.  In this case, yarn weight refers to the thickness of the yarn.
As a beginner knitter or crocheter, one of the most challenging things to figure out is what is a yarn weight, and what does it mean.  

My Dream Sweater-Cowichan or Salish Sweater

My Dream Sweater-Cowichan or Salish Sweater

As a result of reading Priscilla Gibson-Roberts book, “Salish Indian Sweaters”, the Cowichan or Salish Sweater has been on my bucket list of knitting.While Salish knitting is the traditional knitting of the First Nation people of the Cowichan Valley of southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, famous design companies have sold versions of these Salish sweaters.