Warm socks, knitted mittens, and voluminous scarves lying on the shelves remind us that the cold is coming. The great assortment in stores is amazing, but there is no factory thing that would be so valuable as the handmade work of a grandmother or mother. All you need is a suitable yarn and a lot of love. They always carry love with them, and threads suitable in color and material can be ordered from Aliexpress.
Fortunately, Aliexpress is full of good quality products. The main thing is to read the description and reviews carefully, because sellers like to embellish the properties of goods. This list includes only those products in which the main material is at least 50%.
Natural threads have a huge number of advantages compared to acrylic, but there are also disadvantages. Products made of natural wool demands special care. Each yarn has its own nuances, that’s why you need to carefully study its characteristics. Otherwise, the thing can be damaged.
Alpaca wool is similar to sheep wool, but it is more valuable due to its healing properties. It explains the higher prices. Things made of alpaca wool do not remember the shape. As a result, they almost do not crumple, which is really important for many people, who are lack of time or rather lazy.
Merino is a breed of sheep and the merino thread is made of the wool of the animals. It is considered very valuable due to its thin and light structure.
Cashmere has appeared thanks to Hyrcus goats that were bred on the territory of Cashmere. The yarn consists not of the thick coarse wool that the goats overgrow, but of their undercoat.
It is made of the wool of the Angora goat. It is important not to be confused with Angora yarn, which is made of the fluff of the Angora rabbit. Despite the fact that these two animals are completely different, the yarn is really very similar. So, people do mistakes.
Yarn from "mink down"
We have believed for a long time that this yarn exists and it is made of mink fluff. Unfortunately, or fortunately, this is not true. In fact, it is made exclusively from the tender soft fur of various animals, such as rabbits and sheep. Such yarn cannot exist without additional synthetic components. The ratio is about 60% to 40%.
It is not difficult to guess that it consists of ordinary cotton, which does not make it worse, and maybe even better. Moreover, cotton clothing is very light. You can knit a warm sweater from such threads.
Such threads will not make thick scarves or gloves, it is not intended for this. But crocheting beautiful lace is quite possible. The material is quite valuable and is rarely used in combination with cheap fabrics or yarns.
Flax, like cotton, is one of the most popular materials and is similar in almost all properties to it, but Linen is more durable. Also, its undoubted advantage is the lack of electrification.
Such yarn can also be difficult to care for. That’s why it is better to purchase it if you know how to wear clothes from the material.
These are special threads that were created for hand knitting without the use of knitting needles and other tools. The correct name of this material is Puffy.
Acrylic products can be found in almost all stores. Despite artificial fibers, the price for them is not much lower than natural ones, which is depressing, because these things wear out much faster.
It is an amazing yarn, which is even better than natural yarn in some cases. For example, microfiber is 10 times thinner than silk. Things are soft and light with good breathability.
First, you should decide what you will knit and what properties this thing should have to understand what kind of yarn you need. Then the choice will become more obvious.