Knit With High Quality Ingredients
With so much inexpensive yarn available, it’s easy to get seduced into using it. You find the right weight, love the color and figure it’s all the same. Unfortunately, it’s not. And since it’s the basis of everything you knit, it’s important that you put some thought into your choice.
Now it’s true you should consider what type of garment you’re knitting and what kind of wear it will get when you choose your yarn. But even if it’s something that will need to be washed more often, there are gorgeously soft, lofty Superwash wools available. This is wool that can be carefully washed without felting. This type of wool is perfect for baby clothes or hats, scarves and gloves that will take day to day use and still be beautiful after a gentle laundering.
There are so many choices available in everything from Lambswool to Alpaca, Llama or Silk. You can knit with Flax, Linen or Cotton. As I said before, it's very important to match the type of yarn to the garment you are making. I’ve made many missteps in this area myself over the years and sadly spent a lot of time creating things that never saw the light of day. But I digress - that's a topic for another post!
Let’s face it, knitting even smaller projects takes hours and who wants to get to the end and feel just “meh” about what you’ve done? On the contrary, you want your creation to make your heart sing! You want to look at every stitch and marvel that YOU are the one who knit it! You want to feel the fabric and love how it drapes, or adore the fluffy chunkiness of a beautiful wool.
Above all, you want to wear or gift it with pride and even the best knitter can’t produce a high-quality garment with cheap yarn. So go ahead – choose a pattern and yarn that are worthy of your time and effort. You won’t regret it.