Yarn bobbins are mini, or small skeins of yarn that you would use when working on something that has various colour changes.
What is a yarn bobbin used for?
Yarn bobbins are a helpful way to keep track of yarn colour changes by minimising tangled strands and lessening the need for multiple balls of yarn rolling around the floor. You can use many things as yarn bobbins, such as pegs or small pieces of card.
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.