Yarns for Machine Knitting

Before we actually start to use the machine, we need to think about yarns and the types suitable for the machine, as these are to be our “raw materials”, so to speak.
This PDF gives a great overview and a formula where you will always be able to use to select or substitute yarn.

It gives details and how to describe a yarn thickness and systems of yarn thickness measurements, which are used across all yarn manufacturers, wherever they are in the world.

This is all very well, but some patterns quote a number of yards or metres per 100g weight of yarn, so that you can find an equivalent yarn in your country. The Passap and other machine knitting Model Books are good examples of this. Just how do we go about working this out from the count number? Well, it is quite simple.

All you need is the formula covered in this PDF. Click Here to get started.