Bonus: Fibre Type & Texture
How does the Yarn Fibre and Construction impact your Finished Garment?
While this is not strictly speaking garment construction it has such a huge impact on your finished piece it seemed important to talk about.
When looking for yarn for a new project you need to look at several different aspects of the yarn:
- How is your yarn constructed; was it Worsted or Woollen? Each spinning method creates yarn that behaves quite differently.
- Is the yarn Superwash or not? Superwash will make it easier to put your garment in the machine but the chemical coating can mean you get a lot of growth in garments.
- What Fibres are used in the yarn? Is it wool, alpaca, silk, bamboo, cotton or a maybe a blend? Each type of fibre behaves differently and will bring different characteristics to your garment.