The Great Debate – Cones vs. Skeins
Here is a question I get asked all the time. “Are the yarns on cones only for weaving?” Well the answer to that is no! There are some differences and benefits to each of course. Coned yarn is often lace weight through sport weight and may be less lofty and elastic. This makes them great for multi strand and marl knitting and creating unique color and texture combinations. Buying coned yarn allows you to purchase exact amounts (we will wind off by the ounce so you don’t need to buy the whole cone). Buying by the ounce is typically more economical too. Because it is all one continuous length, no leftover partial skeins and fewer pesky ends to weave in!
Traditional knitting yarns and heavier and fuzzy yarns tend to be better on skeins and balls. Twisted Skeins need to be wound into balls to be workable while those in balls are ready to go.
But in the end it is all just yarn put up in different packaging, so don’t overlook some of your options when selecting yarn for your next project.
Fiberwood Studio will be participating again this year in the Wandering Ewe Yarn Crawl. This Years Event takes place Thursday July 28th through Sunday July 31st. A “yarn crawl” is a multi-day event for yarn and fiber lovers to connect with local yarn shops, fiber farms, and other fiber offerings within a specific area or city. Yarn crawl participants follow a self-guided itinerary for 4 days of exploration and fun. Each participating shop contributes to the Grand Prize Raffle and also offers other promotions and events of their choice.
Fiberwood Studio will have special yarns and projects for knitters and weavers alike. If you are planning your route please note that North Avenue is closed from 116th St to Mayfair Road so follow the detour signs for an easy get around. If you are here around lunchtime we have the amazing Miss Molly’s Cafe just across the street.
For mor information visit the crawl website https://wanderingewe.com/