DIY test for Knitting or Weaving yarn.

A quick “Do it Yourself” test to determine if a yarn is suitable for Knitting or Weaving.

Take a 12″ strand of yarn, hold it so that it droops into a “U” shape. If, it twists as in the picture, it was spun for Weaving, and is often known as a “Z” twist.  A knitting yarn will NOT twist onto itself. It has been spun with an “S” twist at the mill.

Knitting requires a “balanced” yarn to knit a length of work without “biasing”.

DI"Y test

DIY Test for knitting or weaving yarn.

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