What can I use instead of yarn?
Paper or Newspaper. Almost any kind of paper can be turned into a yarn-like fabric if you’re patient enough to work with it in a way so that it doesn’t tear. Ivano Vitali has proven as much with his newspaper crochet fashion.
How can I get free yarn?
Here are Barbara’s Top Ten Tips to get FREE YARN:
- CRAFT/CHURCH GROUPS: Many churches, libraries, and non-profits have knitting/crocheting/craft groups. …
- GARAGE SALES: Visit Church and school garage/rummage sales on the very last day. …
- TELL YOUR FRIENDS: …
- ESTATES: …
- ONLINE FREEBIE GROUPS: …
- RAVELRY: …
- THRIFT STORES: …
- UPCYCLE YARN:
Can I use cotton instead of wool?
Colorwork techniques like fair-isle / stranded knitting and intarsia are best suited to fibers which have some elasticity to help close gaps and even out tension inconsistencies. It is possible to use inelastic cotton for colorwork, but for best results and easier knitting choose wool or acrylic.
What is the best alternative to wool?
The Best Alternative Fabrics to Merino Wool
Are wool and yarn same?
Wool is a natural fiber, and yarn can be made from both natural and synthetic fibers. Yarn is made by spinning fibers together. On the other hand, wool is made from the fleece of sheep and other animals. Yarn is mainly used to make fabrics, and wool is used to make woolen fiber and then fabrics.
Can I knit socks with cotton yarn?
If you’re allergic to wool, cotton might be your best yarn for knitting socks. It’s less durable and elastic than wool, so you might want to test different blends to find your favorite. Nylon or lycra usually need to be added to cotton yarn so that it won’t stretch or sag.
Why is yarn discontinued?
Market prices change, which sometimes means discontinuing yarns when costs don’t add up. The good thing is, when we discontinue yarns that are no longer workable, we have more resources to keep a bigger (and better!) stock of your favorite brands and colors.