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Each of our patterns has specific tutorial videos to help you. See 6 relevant videos here. Knitting tension is what determines the final measurements of your work, and is usually measured per 10 x 10 cm. You adjust the knitting tension with the needle size, which is why the suggested needle size only serve as a guide! You need to adjust this up or down to ensure that YOUR knitting tension matches the knitting tension provided in the pattern. If you work with a different knitting tension than provided you will have a different yarn consumption, and your work will have different measurements than what the pattern suggests.
The knitting tension also determines which yarns can replace each other.
As long as you achieve the same knitting tension you can replace one yarn with another. All our yarns are categorised into yarn groups from A to F according to thickness and knitting tension — group A contains the thinnest yarns and group F the thickest. This makes it easier for you to find alternative yarns to our patterns, should you wish to switch yarn. All yarns within the same group have a similar knitting tension and can easily replace each other. However, different yarn qualities have different structures and properties which will give the finished work a unique look and feel.
Click here for an overview of the yarns in each yarn group. This is so that the measurements of the finished piece will be the same as on the sketch provided. It is easier to achieve the same knitting tension using yarns from the same yarn group.
It is also possible to work with multiple strands of a thinner yarn to achieve the knitting tension of a thicker one. Please try our yarn converter.