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In case you want to make a woolen piece, it is desirable that you learn some few basic facts. Even for the experts, improving on their skills require continuous learning. This is an art which is perfected through doing. It is possible that as a starter you fail to make something beautiful or even get someone to pat you for what you have achieved. This should not, however, water you down as continuous practice will make you learn the art better. Yarn knitting require that you capture some few basic elements. 


There are different types of wool depending on the sources. It can be harvested from such animals like the sheep, goats, rabbits and others. The major source of wool is the sheep since it produces large amounts. Sometimes, people want to distinguish merino sheep wool from the rest of sheep species and therefore refer it to the merino wool. It is the highest quality of wool available in the market. It is not only strong but also super fine.  Most of the time people make choices among merino wool yarn, cash mere wool and the silk yarn


When selecting the type of wool, you may need to consider its ply. This refers to it's thickness. A yarn can be made with a single strand or several twisted strands. There are times when tightly spun strands are sued to make thicker yarns.  It is possible to differentiate fiber depending on its thickness starting from the baby. This is less fluffy to ensure that fibers don't get into the babies mouth. They are soft, delicate and lightweight. The next in line is the 2/3 ply which has few strands twisted together. They are the best fabrics to use to make high accuracy items such as socks and gloves. 


The 4ply is best for baby clothes or lacy garments. Double knitting is very versatile and most popular. Its weight is twice that of the 4ply. It is practice in making most kind of garments. The Aran yarn follows here. It is used to make the chunky jumpers. It is followed by chunky used to make quicker and thicker units. It makes the wear to use for outdoor and cold weather. They may be too heavy for babies. Beginners will find it easy to start their first project using the super chunky yarn. There also exist the fashion yarns that are suitable for making special items such as scarves.


When selecting wool for varies projects, you need to understand the end user. When making clothes and accessories, consider use of wool that is soft and not scratchy. Use sturdier and durable fiber for rugs.