Crocheting and Knitting

This category is devoted to the ancient arts of fabric crafting. Knitting and crocheting are interrelated hand crafts that offer the unique oppotunity to wear the results of one's imagination. Questions about beginning and advanced techniques, yarns, threads, and patterns will be found in this category.

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What are the two sets of yarns used in weaving called?

Weft to right is the WEFT

the yarn running in the length is the WARP yarn

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Is knitting yarn in a scarf a chemical or physical change?

physical change

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What is the name of knitted woolen jacket?

yesucv weyarf uitweyh

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How many stitches are there in a hand knitted jumper?

About 75000 stitches

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Why are fibers 'carded' before being spun into yarn?

When wool is sheared off a sheep it is tangled, full of bits of hay and manure, dirty, greasy, and smelly. Scouring (washing) takes care of most of the grease and smell and some of the dirt. Carding untangles the hairs of wool and helps to remove debris like bits of hay. When yarn is spun without carding or combing it comes out very lumpy and clumpy. Ozark Handspun Yarns are intentionally spun without carding. A link to their site below shows how yarn made from uncarded wool looks.

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Is yarn a conductor?

No

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What is Crochet Flower Edges?

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Where could someone look to get ideas for crochet patterns for free?

There are a huge number of websites that offer free ideas for crochet patterns. Some of these websites include Crochet Pattern Central, and All Free Crochet.

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What is meant by the saying knit the nation together?

jg4jgjngt

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Which of these provides the best picture to go with the word woven?

A wicker basket

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What is even stitch?

When the length of the stitch and the space between the two stitch is equal it is called even basting stitch.

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How many yards equal 100 grams of yarn?

It depends on the weight of the yarn.

If you're trying to use an older pattern that only mentions yarn type and weight... you'll need to compare the pattern's desired gauge. Compare this number to yarns that knit up at a similar gauge.

When you find a yarn that is the same gauge, divide the total required weight by the weight of each skein. This tells you the total number of skeins you'll need for your pattern.

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What is the difference between felting and knitting?

Knitting is what you do before you felt something. Say I knit a giant purse out of wool, Then I go through a process of washing and that shrinks and "felts" the bag.

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What might a person make when first learning to knit?

scarf,blanket,sweater,socks,mittens,hat,pot holder

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What is a hole in a needle called?

Eye

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What is skpo in knitting?

SKPO stands for slip knit pass over. In other words, you slip one stitch, knit one stitch, then pass the slip stitch over the knitted stitch, thus decreasing one stitch in your row of knitting.

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What do you call a person who loves to make avocational use of yarn?

a fibre artiste perhaps

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What size is a 2mm crochet hook?

In UK sizes, a 2mm crochet hook is a 14, it doesn't not have a US size equivalent. Here is a chart with crochet hook conversions from metric to US to UK.

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What does yfwd mean in knitting?

In knitting, the term "yfwd" is an abbreviation for "yarn forward."

In order to do a yarn forward, simply pull the yarn strand with which you are knitting between the needles to the front of the work, so that it is in the position normally used when preparing to perform a purl stitch.

That's all there is to it!

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What does it mean to leave a stitch unworked in crochet?

It means that instead of working a stitch into that stitch you skip it and leave it unworked. For instance if you have 20 stitches and it says crochet in 19 and leave the 20th unworked, you would simply not crochet into the 20th stitch.

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What is polyamide yarn?

Polyamide is usually known as nylon.

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How do you form the crown decrease rows when knitting a hat in rib k1p1 stitch?

When you reach a purl stitch approximately where you want to make your decrease, knit it together with the following knit stitch. This will make two knit stitches in a row, followed by a single purl. Place a marker and move to the next place to decrease and repeat. If you consistently knit together the last two stitches before your markers, you will form an attractive pattern in the ribs as you decrease.

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How many ozs of knitting wool is there in 100 grams of knitting wool?

14

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How long is the longest crochet chain made by kids?

my 8 year old son did 31 feet 6 inches!

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How do you call a person who crochet?

Crochet comes from the French word for hook so the title would be crochetier, but for the non-French speaking, crocheter will do. I still like it better than sewer for "someone who sews."

I'm calling myself a "crochetist". I made that up though. ;)

Actually, I would like to know the answer to this question myself!!

I have always used the term "crocheter" (similar to knitter, quilter etc.) When I googled crocheter, it did come up in the free online dictionary.

I always liked hooker, but crocheter is correct.

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