Category: YARN

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.

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Fine Yarn and Light Yarn Categories

Fine (Sport, Baby) Sport weight yarn works best for items such as socks, wraps, heirloom sweaters, and other delicate accessories. Light Yarn is slightly heavier than a fine weight yarn, this weight is used for items such as garments and heavier baby items.

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Medium Yarn Category 4

Worsted weight yarn is the most frequently used. It is easy to work with (making it great for beginners), approximately double the weight of DK or sport yarn, and ideal for working up afghans.

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Bulky Yarn or Chunky Weight is Category 5

Bulky yarn will help you knit hats, heavy sweaters, jackets, afghans or throws, scarves, and other specialty items quickly. Heavier than worsted weight, it works up quickly and easily for such things as hats, scarves, and throws. Also, it works great when Category 6 and 7 yarns are too bulky for your project.

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