Knitting has arisen for a long time ago, but from the ancient working with thread was pleasant and calm work, during which the woman time focus and relax at the same. Having the yarn, colored threads, a huge number of decorative items in hand you can literally do magic and create wonderful things. Then knitting needles and crochets become your magic wand. Consider the main component of household magic; and it is yarn.
Material for your knitting can be quite varied. Yarns may be wool, viscose, silk, cotton yarns, synthetic yarns, along with them, of course, there are also mixed yarn. Most often used for knitting is natural and synthetic types. Natural fibers include fibers of animal origin (all kinds of wool and silk) and vegetable (flax, viscose, cotton). Handiworks made of natural yarn are pleasant to wear, can be very easy or, on the contrary, heavy and warm. Among the synthetic fibers you can found such names as polyester, nylon or acrylic. The advantages of synthetic yarns are strength and ease of washing. Besides it is less allergenic and suitable for people who are sensitive to wool.
Mixed yarn contains positive side of natural and synthetic fibers. Among the current range you can easily find a suitable yarn: mohair with nylon or wool with acrylic, etc. Flax is usually used for a strong summer clothes - this thread is stronger and lighter than the tight, stiff cotton. These threads are increasingly taking to texture patterns on the curtains, tablecloths or napkins. You can decorate almost anything that will allow you to your imagination. Wool is much easier to work with than the yarns of vegetable origin. It keeps heat perfectly but tends to form pellets and stall. So it is often still mixed with vegetable thread. Wool is of several types distinguished mainly by origin: merino, camel wool, angora, alpaca, mohair and cashmere. Each of them has specific qualities that affect applicability. For example, if a family has a child, then merino wool is perfect: it is very soft and does not irritate the skin. Alpaca is thinner than cashmere and stronger than angora, besides it is hypoallergenic.
Silk is natural thread, possess low elasticity, does not deform and perfectly holds heat. Silk things are valued to be expensive and look great. Such yarns are rarely found in its pure form, it is often mixed with wool or vegetable yarns. Synthetics are very common: it is durable; it is often used as an additive to natural yarns. Pure synthetics are useful for things to wear. This can be a stylish handbag or soft part of the shoe. The appearance of things and its domestic quality will depend on what kind of yarn you choose. The percentage of different yarns in a mixed yarn you can learn at the label skein or reel. First place is usually for the main fiber then comes the additional threads.
Now you can go to a special store and choice materials competently. But the most important thing - you should enjoy knitting.