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Chunky weight yarns knit at a gauge of 12 to 15 stitches (8-11 single crochet) per 4 inches
Chunky weight yarns make cozy sweaters and accessories - they knit up fast on US size 10 (6.0mm) to US size 11 (8.0mm) needles.
You can learn just about anything yarn related at Crazy for Ewe. We offer beginning to advanced knitting and crochet classes as well as special technique classes and fun project classes. If you're new to knitting, choose one of our Beginning Knitting classes.
If you already know how to knit a bit but would like to learn more, look for one of our project classes - or why not get started on a sweater! Our Custom Fit Sweater class meets every Tuesday night, with rolling admission, so you can start or stop whenever you like.
Want to get started knitting socks? Jenny has sock classes from beginning socks all the way to toe-up two-at-a-time classes with fancy stitches and innovative techniques.
DK weight yarns knit at a gauge of 21 to 23 stitches (12-17 single crochet) per 4 inches
DK weight yarns are versatile, making great sweaters, hats, scarves - whatever you like.
Fingering weight yarns knit at a gauge of 27 to 32 stitches (21 to 32 single crochet) per 4 inches
Fingering yarns are sometimes called sock yarns, although true sock yarns have other characteristics that make them excellent for socks, including a nice tight twist and the addition of nylon or other fibers to add strength and durability.
Knitters often work fingering weight yarns on a larger needle for shawls and sweaters.
Yarns with a knitted gauge of 33 to 40 stitches (32 to 42 single crochet) per 4 inches. Most of these yarns are knitted on a larger needle to create an open lacy fabric, so gauge can be difficult to identify.
This gauge of yarn is often knit using two strands, or carried with other yarns for an interesting texture and fabric.
The incomparable Noro - beautiful color with deep respect for nature. Spun in Japan to Mr. Noro's exacting standards, Noro pays deep homage to the earth, retaining the beautiful characteristics of the materials it comprises.
These are projects we love so much that we have them all ready for you. Just choose your color and size, and put it in your cart. The yarn and pattern are all included. Don't forget to add needles if you need them. If you'd like us to wind the yarn*, let us know - we're happy to do it.
You know Rowan, the famous British textile company and design house that practically invented knitting for lots of us. Anyway, Mode at Rowan is their brand new line with a fresh modern feel. I saw it at a special Rowan event and was so blown away that I bought every yarn in every color! It's that special.
These are designs you would see in a high end shop - things you would actually buy. Clean, fresh, modern - pieces designed to work together in almost a capsule wardrobe kind of way. Brand Director Sharon Brant put it this way, "Mode is not fashion forward, but rather 'fashion reflective'.
There is a warm palette and a cool palette. Both are soft and cohesive. These are the garments you will reach for every day now and for years to come. That's exactly what I want in a garment I'm going to spend hours knitting. I really love this line, and I think you will as well.
Shibui is a line like no other. Everything about it is sophisticated. Luxury fibers, elegant yarns, and wearable colors make Shibui the choice for discerning knitters. Shibui Yarns are wonderful on their own, but because their yarns share a color palette, they can be mixed to create interesting and subtly complex fabrics.
Shibui designers like Shellie Anderson, Julie Hoover, and Sivia Harding bring you garments that are understated, tasteful, timeless and refined. You will find that your Shibui sweaters are the ones you reach for most often because they are always lovely and always appropriate.
At Crazy for Ewe, we carry the full line of Shibui Yarns and patterns. We have many of the projects in a kit for your convenience, so you can just choose your color and know that you have everything you need.
Sport weight yarns knit at a gauge of 23 to 25 stitches (16 to 24 single crochet) per 4 inches
Super Bulky weight yarns knit at a gauge of 6 to 11 stitches (5-9 single crochet) per 4 inches
Super Bulky yarns are best for quick cozy accessories and statement sweaters. Fun and fast to knit, they are instant gratification in a skein!
Also included in this category are the jumbo yarns that knit up on US size 36 and US size 50 needles. Too much fun!
A new collection from Lang Yarns that's modern and fresh. Five fabulous new fibers and a palette of three trend colors plus neutrals in tones of gray and beige make the collection easy to wear and easy to wardrobe.
The designs are current and trending -- right off the runway - they make me think of Anthropologie and Acne Studios. Simple, easy fitting and relaxed, they're the way you like to knit, and the way you like to live.
Worsted weight yarns knit at a gauge of 16 to 20 stitches (11-14 single crochet) per 4 inches
Heavier than DK, but not quite chunky, the yarns in this gauge are great for sweaters, hats, accessories, and more. We even use washable worsted weight yarns for beginning socks.