Our top selling products

70% Cotton 30% Linen Shades of Blue
70% Cotton 30% Linen Shades of Blue
£5.50
£1 Gift Voucher
£1 Gift Voucher
£1.00
La Mode Button 3035
La Mode Button 3035
£3.00
Felting Needle Fine Pack of 10
Felting Needle Fine Pack of  10
£7.00
KnitPro Nova Metal Circular Needles 6mm
KnitPro Nova Metal Circular Needles 6mm
£5.00
Addi Turbo Circular Knitting Needles 15mm
Addi Turbo Circular Knitting Needles 15mm
£10.50
£10 Gift Voucher
£10 Gift Voucher
£10.00
172 Wool & Silk Yarn Pale Blue
172 Wool & Silk Yarn Pale Blue
£12.00
Pure Felting Wool Periwinkle 177
Pure Felting Wool Periwinkle 177
£6.00
Pure Felting Wool Buttermilk 111
Pure Felting Wool Buttermilk 111
£6.00
Hjertegarn Kunstgarn Blues 2
Hjertegarn Kunstgarn Blues 2
£7.50
Burgundy Eyelash
Burgundy Eyelash
£2.50
141 Wool & Silk Yarn Aubergine
141 Wool & Silk Yarn Aubergine
£12.00
Bourette Silk Shade 5 Blue
Bourette Silk Shade 5 Blue
£6.00
6.5mm KnitPro 'Cubics' Symfonie Rose Straight Needles 30cm
6.5mm KnitPro 'Cubics' Symfonie Rose Straight Needles 30cm
£11.50
70% Cotton 30% Linen Gold Orange Purple
70% Cotton 30% Linen Gold Orange Purple
£5.50
KnitPro Nova Metal Circular Needles 10mm
KnitPro Nova Metal Circular Needles 10mm
£7.00
Pinks Mix
Pinks Mix
£2.50
Jawoll Magic 0090 - Amethyst
Jawoll Magic 0090 - Amethyst
£8.00
Squiggle Yarn 50 Gr Ball - Firecracker 9296
Squiggle Yarn 50 Gr Ball - Firecracker 9296
£5.00
Types of Fibre Print
User Rating: / 12
PoorBest 
Saturday, 01 November 2008 20:34
Types of fibres used in knitting
Cotton

All varieties of cotton have a dull finish unless mercerized. Cotton yarn has minimal elasticity unless blended with other fibers. Pure cotton is useful for projects that require structure such as purses and tote bags, placemats, and other utilitarian items.

Fiber type Description
Egyptian cotton Longest cotton fiber, smoother and softer than other cottons.
Pima cotton Cross between Egyptian and American cottons. Intermediate properties.
American cotton Medium-long fiber, readily takes on dye. Available in widest variety of colors.

Other plant fibers
Fiber type Description
Linen Strong fiber, good for warm weather items. Wrinkles easily.
Rayon Made from processed wood pulp. Inexpensive and highly absorbent, natural sheen.

Animal based fibers
Fiber type Description
Merino wool Softer than cotton, tends to pill.
Icelandic wool Strong but scratchy.
Mohair Lofty and luxurious, best used as an outer layer. May feel scratchy.
Cashmere Soft, luxurious, expensive.
Alpaca Very warm. Suitable for accessories such as scarves
Angora Very soft, tends to shed. Best used in pure form as an accent material, or blended with other fibers.
Silk Exceptionally strong, lustrous, and shiny. Good for summer wear

Synthetics
Fiber type Description
Acrylic Washes well, inexpensive. Good choice for beginners and for items designed for babies or pets.
Nylon Strong, elastic, washes well. Not ideal for garments unless blended with other fibers.
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2009 13:00
 
paypal-secure-logo

Latest Products


Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/knitting/public_html/modules/mod_virtuemart_latestprod/mod_virtuemart_latestprod.php on line 42
Pure Felting Wool Pale Blue 172
Pure Felting Wool Pale Blue 172
£6.00



40cm Symfonie Wood Straight Needles Set 16"
40cm Symfonie Wood Straight Needles Set 16
£85.00



Karbonz Interchangeable Circular Needle Delux Set
Karbonz Interchangeable Circular Needle Delux Set
£80.00



Black IC Cables
Black IC Cables
£2.00

Karbonz Interchangeable Circular Needles Short Tips
Karbonz Interchangeable Circular Needles  Short Tips
£8.50

Karbonz Interchangeable Circular Needles Normal Tips
Karbonz Interchangeable Circular Needles  Normal Tips
£8.50