Skeins of thread and knitting wooden needles for needlework. Studio Photo

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.  

gauge swatch

Save Time: Swatch a Gauge Square

Swatch your work if you want your handcrafted item to fit. We all know we should knit a gauge square before we knit, but, often we don’t take the time to knit the square. I found  “The Great Swatch Experiment by the Berroco Design Team very enlightening.

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