One of the oldest knitting crafts known to mankind is the art of wool knitting. Even today, there are people who are fascinated and skilled in the art of knitting. It is also said that the techniques used to make a sweater would not be possible without the use of wool as the primary fiber. So, if you are interested in learning how to knit a sweater, it would be wise for you to learn how to knit a blend especially if you love wool.
There are different kinds of yarns that you can use for knitting a sweater. Those yarns that come from sheep, on the other hand, are the most commonly used because of their ability to knead beautifully and because of the high quality wool they produce. A wool/superwash combination can be used to knit a sweater because the Merino wool yarn and the cotton yarn can be mixed together. Here are some things that you need to know about knitting with wool/superwash:
– The right blend is required in knitting a sweater. Blending wool and cotton yarn is the key to making a wool/cotton blend especially if the fibers that you will use are blended. When you want to create a smooth and beautiful texture, you have to use a very fine-toothed comb to separate the fibers and then you have to blend them. If you want a very coarse texture, you have to use a tiny amount of yarn so that it will cling to your fingers and to the needles.
– Before blending your wool, make sure that the fibers that you are going to use will be compatible with each other. Blending wool and cotton yarns may cause the cotton fibers to wither. Once you have found the best fibers to use for knitting projects, remember to only use those that you can preserve or may get a long time. You may save cash in the process because you won’t have to buy expensive knitting materials and you can use the extra to prepare and preserve your cashmere.
– Before starting with the knitting projects, make sure that you already have some wool. The best tool to use for your first knitting project is Merino wool yarn because of its luxurious qualities. Wearing the wool will make you feel like a king just by simply wearing it and you can even use it for cleaning. A great tip when purchasing your Merino wool yarns is to always go for bulk purchases.
– Now that you have your wool, you can now begin knitting. Take your time to interlace your hand with the yarn. Remember not to weave the fibers too tightly because it may tear your stitches. Once your hand is already attached to the yarn, try twisting the shaft from the center to the ends to loosen up the knots.