Tips and Tricks — yarn qualities

Yarn colour and batch numbers

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Each ball of yarn carries a colour code and a batch number on their label. Yarns with the same batch number have been through the same colour run. Sometimes (not always) you may get very slight variations in tone if you have balls with different batch numbers. In most cases, the differences tend to be very minor and often hardly noticeable (it is still the same colour!), but we nevertheless aim to ship out yarn with the same batch number whenever possible. Unfortunately sometimes different batch numbers simply can't be avoided for a variety of reasons.  Does it actually matter? The answer is that it depends...

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Confused about yarn weights?

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If you are like me, you probably enjoy reading knitting books and magazines from all over the world. And that's where it can get really confusing. Have you ever despaired over trying to work out which kind of yarn you should use for a pattern you like, or which needle size is required?

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