Hand Weaving Supplies: A Free Weaving Yarn Guide

Learn the Ins and Outs of Choosing Weaving Yarn

There’s nothing more frustrating than weaving happily along, only to realize that you are about to run out of warp before you’ve woven the length you need! When you find an enticingly soft and lustrous skein at the yarn store, how do you determine how that yarn will respond to weaving and wet-finishing?

To avoid unnecessary guesswork and to help you make the most of those beautiful yarns, the experts at Weaving Today have put together this useful eBook. Ensure your success in selecting the perfect weaving yarn for your projects!

Start with an article of valuable tips about yarn for weaving, including calculations to allow for loom waste and take-up. Then, learn about designing a weaving project with a new yarn. You can start on the easy scarf pattern that we’ve included!

Finally, take a look at our must-have guide to yarn. It includes details on ends per inch, conversions, a reed chart, and more, covering all kinds of yarn for weaving.

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Learn all there is to know about weaving yarns with these free weaving resources from Weaving Today.

What’s inside?

There is nothing more frustrating than running out of warp or weft yarn before you reach the woven length you need!

Download these invaluable weaver’s yarn guides, plus tips for avoiding yarn-related weaving mishaps. The yarn charts, tables, and measuring techniques included in this free guide will help ensure your weaving success.

The three helpful tutorials included in this downloadable eBook will appeal to novice and experienced weavers alike! Whether you are new to weaving, or are a skilled weaver looking for great tips and helpful resources, you’ll appreciate the information (and the free scarf pattern) included in this free eBook.

Find out how much weaving yarn you need for a given project.

How Much Weaving Yarn Do You Need?

By Madelyn van der Hoogt

Every weaver knows, there’s nothing more frustrating than underestimating the amount of yarn you’ll need to weave a project, or getting stuck with sticker shock at the cash register when buying your weaving yarn. Included in this free eBook are helpful strategies for estimating loom waste, calculating warp length, and formulating the percentage of weft take-up, to ensure you don’t come up short in your endeavors.

Learn how to design with a new weaving yarn using this free scarf weaving pattern.

A Guide to Designing for Weaving With a New Yarn

By Marilyn Murphy

You’re in the yarn shop surveying the vast selection of yarn when you begin stroking a wonderfully soft skein. The gauge is listed on the label, which is helpful for knitters, but you’re shopping for a weaving project. It can be hard to predict how that beautiful yarn will behave during wet-finishing. Will it bloom, full, or shrink? Marilyn Murphy walks you through step-by-step instructions for designing your project, measuring wraps per inch to determine weaving sett, weaving a sample, and washing samples to assess fulling and measure shrinkage. She’s also included a beautiful woven scarf pattern to use on either a 2-shaft or 4-shaft loom.

This free guide includes everything you ever needed to know about weaving yarn, including weaving sett, reeds, and more.

A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn

Everything a weaver needs to know about yarn!

This free yarn guide is a must-have for every weaver! Besides listing yarn weight and ends-per-inch for a variety of fibers and plies including wool, silk, linen, rayon, blends, and bamboo, you’ll also find a “Reed Chart,” a “Knitting Yarn directory,” and a “Count System” for determining yardage. If you love weaving with yarn and enjoy experimenting with different fibers, then don’t miss the opportunity to download this eBook.

These projects are great for all levels of weavers, using all kinds of looms.

Along with this FREE eBook, you’ll also receive a free membership to our Weaving Today community. Your membership provides you access to our free projects library, our weaving community blogs, and our email newsletter with all sorts of tips, tricks and more free projects!

Choosing yarn for weaving isn't easy, but this free weaver's guide to yarn will help you.