Though not strictly necessary, pompon rings and a knitting bobbin are great for getting children interested in handling yarn; They also make short work of creating decorativc extras.
Silk, linen and alpaca.
We're lucky 10 have so many well-spun, reliable yarns to choose from. Both natural and synthetic fibers are spun into a huge variety of smooth and textured yarns, so you're bound to find something you'll enjoy knitting with.
Yarn is presented either as a ready-wound ball or a wind-it-yoursclf hank. The fiber content and construction determine how much yarn you'll get for the weight, so two balls that weigh the same may he very different sizes or contain very different lengths of yarn. Whatever you choose, buy the best you can afford, and your knitting will last.
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