Thursday, February 5, 2015
There Are Standards, Ya Know?
This has got to be the handiest, dandiest thing in the yarn world yet hardly anyone I know knows about it. The Craft Yarn Council has a PDF that you can download which contains standard abbreviations, standards for yarn weights, body and head measurements, etc.! So, you know I'm in love with that Eileen Fisher top I posted a couple of days ago. To get the sizing correctly, I refer to the Yarn Council's standards ... the Women's section that has measurements for different size women and it even has a chart that defines how much ease a particular sweater style contains. It's all so brilliant, I can't stand it! So take a look at this chock-full-of-information PDF and expand your knitting horizons.