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Topic: Many, many questions about Wool yarn  (Read 517 times)
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« on: May 12, 2010 02:58:08 PM »

I am looking to buy wool yarn to knit diaper covers.  I don't currently knit by my mother does.  She just doesn't have a lot of experience with wool.  Any help is much appreciated!! Thanks.

What does worsted mean?
What do the ounces mean? The higher the number the better the yarn?
What is felting yarn?
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Riki
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2010 06:49:47 PM »

Worsted would kind of tell you how big the yarn is - here is some info http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-worsted-weight-yarn.htm

ounces is the amount of the yarn you are buying in terms of weight - and you will also find it written in grams and often as yards and meters as well. It has nothing to do with the quality of the yarn. In fact, nothing on the label will tell you that. Labels tell you the size (worsted, DK, lace, sport, etc) and the amount (yards, meters, oz., grams) as well as the composition (amount of wool, acrylic, etc. each strand is made up of)

Felting yarn is 100% wool that will felt - felting is like when you throw a woolen sweater in the washer and dryer and it comes out about toddler size from woman size! Felting shrinks wool into a solid piece of fabric that you can cut and everything. Most, or many, 100% wools will felt - unless it is superwash, then it won't. Whites often won't either because of the process they have to go through to become white.

Hope this helps!
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