Hi, I’m Parthenia. (first post, and all that…)
I know (basically) how to knit, but I really know nothing about yarn. I’m going to the store to buy yarn for two projects, these baby socks (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/free_patterns/sock-pattern.php) and these slippers (http://www.knittingatknoon.com/slipperpatt.html).
For the baby socks, the pattern says to get North Country Cotton, but I kind of doubt that my store will have that, so will another “worsted” cotton yarn work? What is worsted? Will it say that on the label if I’ve got the right one?
(see, I told you I was clueless)
For the slippers, again it says to get “worsted” weight wool for felting. (perhaps “worsted” is a thickness?) Will any wool felt? Anything else on the label to look for?
Thanks so much!