WPI and EPI for yarns in my stash
This is not an attempt to amass an exhaustive list of all yarns available. Some of the yarns in this list are readily available (at craft stores such as JoAnn, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby), so if you’re just getting started and don’t know what yarn you want to collect, or if want some yarn quickly to practice a particular technique, maybe this list will be useful to you.
I’ve listed the grams, rather than ounces, and yards, rather than meters as these seem to be the most commonly listed pieces of information. Note that 50 g = 1.75 oz, 100 g = 3.5 oz. Read More →
After having cleared my two Ashford 20″ Knitter’s looms of projects they’d been housing for over two years each, I decided I want to do more sampling or, rather practicing, before embarking on a project.
Here are my short range goals: Read More →
Be brave!* I’m not sure why or what triggered it, but evidently I was traumatized by the pick-up weaves class I took at Yarn Fest in 2015. As much as I wanted to practice what I’d learned, I could not make myself do it. So I took the back way in—practiced plain weaving. I used up two shuttles of already-wound yarn. This was good practice because I needed to work on my selvages and had never woven with “thin” yarn before. (I used a 10 DPI heddle. Previously had only worked with 7.5 DPI.)
Bottom right is the results of my class followed by two sections of plain weave with different thin-nesses of yarn. Two sections of experimentation follow.
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For the past week or so, I’ve been working with my rigid heddle looms (pin looms too, never fear). For a couple of years they’ve all been occupied with different projects that I couldn’t get myself to finish up.
Their time has come though. First to go was a project very near completion.
Rigid heddle project
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