Every time I look for inspiration I shop for yarn. Fortunately this time I had the opportunity to find this beautiful specialty yarn! Soon I will be designing fall and winter accessories. This yarn comes from Germany and Italy. I will be mixing them for fun color-texture combination. My goal is to end with very unique, soft, delicate, beautiful items to list in my Etsy shop.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a table, guide, cheat sheet to know which needle is ‘perfect’ for what kind of project? At least I think so. Here is what I think about this topic. Maybe you differ and if you do, leave me a comment so we can start a conversation, help each other and all those wonderful readers as well.
While I don’t claim that this is a ‘perfect’ guide, I do want to share my experience in this post.
My general categories are organized from BIGGEST to SMALLEST. I have added a note about the yarns that are best match for the needle sizes, again, just as a general guide.
15.0 – Afghan Blankets
Yarns that work best for blankets and this size of needles tend to be those with texture.
9.0 – 10.0 – Scarves, beanies
The yarn you choose will have an impact on the thickness of the scarf, hat or project. In general yarns with a mix of acrylic seem to work best here.
8.0 – Dishcloth, leggings, beanies and hats for kids.
The yarn that works best for dish cloths is cotton yarn. The yarn that works best for leggings, beanies and hats is any kind that has a mix of acrylic.
< 8.0 – Socks
Wow, there are so many awesome soft yarn qualities for socks in the supply stores! What I normally do for socks is read the label of the yarn and they typically have a note mentioning socks projects.
Leave a comment if you want to add to this list. Otherwise, I hope this quick guide was helpful to you today!