Llama is one of my favorite yarn fibers in recent years; the more I use it and the more I learn about it, the more I like it. With a pre-Columbian history, llamas have long been a livestock staple in South American cultures, most notably Peru and Bolivia. There is a great deal of mythology, as … [Read more...] about Great Qualities of Llama Yarn
A recent trending questions asks: What are the different types of yarn? I will start out by borrowing words from one of Perfectly Knotty's regulars and occasional shop helper Susan, "There are so many types of yarn that I can not give a short answer answer. Yarn comes in a wide variety of … [Read more...] about What are the different types of yarn?
What is a good quality yarn? This sort of feels like a trick question sometimes. I will NOT give you a list of brand names, or suggest you limit yourselves to one specific fiber type. There is a huge vast world of yarn out there now. So much more than when I was beginning to stitch at the age of … [Read more...] about What is a good quality yarn?
A recent trending question on Google asks "What kind of yarn should I use to crochet?" Choosing the right yarn to crochet with begins with the end in mind. What are you planning to make? And how is that item going to live out it's life? A sweater for baby suggests a different yarn than a … [Read more...] about What kind of yarn to use for crochet?
Most of the yarns we are familiar with are spun, twisted and plied.We're pretty used to that by now.But there is a whole other yarn construction that is not as well know and might be a little overlooked.Chainette yarns. "What is chainette yarn?" you ask?Take a look at your shoe laces. Chainette … [Read more...] about How Chainette Yarn Makes Your Crochet and Knitting Better
In this presentation that I gave in March 2018 for one of the local knitter's guilds on allergy-conscious yarns I share about my experience with fiber allergies and some of the qualities of various fibers when we try to make substitutions. If you'd like to have me give a similar presentation, for … [Read more...] about Yarn Fiber Allergies and Allergy-Conscious Yarns