Sunday, March 9

yarn weight/thickness

Knitting and crochet yarns come in different weights, or thicknesses. The thickness of your yarn (among other factors) has a huge impact on the look of your knitted or crocheted fabric — and certainly the amount of time it takes to complete it. Yarn weight determines how many stitches it takes to knit 1 inch.

Although there are no official categories for yarn weights, many knitting books and yarn manufacturers use common terms to indicate a yarn’s thickness and the size of the needle with which you work on the yarn.

The thickness of a given yarn is determined by the individual thickness of the plies, not by the number of plies. If the plies are thin, a 4-ply yarn can be finer than a heavy, single-ply yarn.

Sunday, March 2

honeycomb knit hat

This hat is my latest design.  The honeycomb hat.  I'm pleased I was able to finish it without diffculty. 

The honeycomb stitch is a repeat of C2F, C2B and knit or purl.   Its abbreviations might make it seem a little complex when you first look at it but it really isn't.  I find the stitch very soothing and fun to knit.

The only thing I don't like is how I photographed the hat.  I came up too close to capture how the stitch really looks.

No serious harm for now.  It will be photographed again.

I'm puzzled as to what to name the pattern.   I'm definitely open for suggestions.

What do you do?

I met an Indian dentist the other night and after the introductions, he asked me what I do.  I answered, "I'm a housewife!"  ...