I am new to knitting (I like to knit sweaters) and totally confused about all the different yarns. I have read that Synthetic yarns (Nylon, polyester, acrylic and rayon) can be cheap in appearance…is this true? If so what is the solution to the sweater not looking cheap?
Also I find the Standard yarn weight system confusing for instance a worsted weight yarn #4 can be 4 ply or 3 ply (just the ones I have seen there may be more different ply’s). How do you know what to use? I usually do not use the yarn the pattern requests so I have to substitute something else.
Since I am just beginning I would like to have a sweater that looks nice but does not cost a fortune in yarn.
All advice would be greatly appreciated!