What are bobbins used for in knitting?

Knitting bobbins are little (usually) plastic frames that allow yarn to be wrapped round and hang securely thanks to a little hook. They come in handy for certain kinds of colour work.

What is a bobbin yarn?

Yarn bobbins are mini, or small skeins of yarn that you would use when working on something that has various colour changes.

How much yarn do you put on a bobbin?

It may be difficult at first to determine how much yarn to put on a bobbin, but it is easy to wind another. When the yarn on your bobbin runs low, use it until you have about six to eight inches left; stop and wind new yarn on the bobbin and proceed as you would for a normal color change using the same color as before.

What is the gauge in knitting patterns?

Gauge is a measure of the number of stitches in one inch of fabric. Gauge is essential in knitting and you will see it referenced in a number of places. Once you have selected a pattern to knit, look for the designer’s given gauge.

How does gauge work in knitting?

Gauge is just a measure of how big your stitches are. Gauge has two parts: stitches and rows. This means gauge is measuring both the width of your stitches and the height of your stitches. Not all knitters stitch the same way: Some of us tend to knit tighter stitches while others have a very loose technique.

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