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Archive for May 11th, 2011


Best Yarns for Beginners

May 11th, 2011

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Whether you’re a beginner yarncrafter or you’re teaching someone else, it’s important for you to select a great yarn. There are so many different types of yarn out there, and the selection can be difficult! Three of our all-time favorite beginner yarns are Vanna’s Choice, Wool-Ease, and Cotton-Ease. Here’s why:

  • Texture. These three yarns have great smooth textures, making it super easy to see your stitches.
  • Color. Working with a color that you love is incredibly inspiring. In just these three yarn lines, there are 129 shades! Remember that solids and lighter colors will make it easier to see your stitches.
  • Thickness. All of these yarns are worsted weight, which means that they’re a medium thickness that will work up quickly without being bulky.
  • Easy care. It’s a great idea to save your first project. Not only is it a fantastic accomplishment, but it can also be a helpful reminder of both your strengths and weaknesses. The easy machine wash and dry care of these yarns will make sure that your first project always looks brand new.

Once you’ve gotten the basics down with yarns like these, you can explore new textures, colors effects, and more with complete confidence! And remember, these yarns aren’t just for beginners; they’re classics that are perfect for an incredible variety of projects.

What yarn did you use for your first yarncrafting project? Share your story in the comments!