You’ve come to the right place! Knitting Co has one of the most extensive collections of yarns and knitting and crochet supplies in the country. We also have the best prices and shipping rates in the industry. If you can find one of our products cheaper somewhere else in Australia, we’ll beat that price by 5%. Whatever product you’re looking for, you can find it here. Seasoned crafters and newcomers alike are able to find exactly the needles, hooks, yarns and other supplies they need in our online store. That includes 12-ply yarn. Read More
Picking the right 12 ply yarn in Australia
Is 12 ply yarn what you need? The ply refers to the thickness of the yarn, as determined by the amounts of single threads that have been woven together. The easiest way to figure out what ply yarn you need is to check the pattern you plan to use. It will always specify what needles/hook you need and the type of yarn. In other countries, 12 ply might also be referred to as bulky or chunky, so if you find those terms, 12 ply is what you’re looking for. This is one of the chunkier yarns, so should be used with larger knitting needles or crochet hooks. It’s suitable for things like sweaters and cardigans. The project you’re making will help you figure out what ply you should get. If it’s something that’s meant to look elegant and detailed, you should go for a lower ply, also called lighter weight yarns. Chunky yarns give a chunkier look with less detail. When it comes to how thick a certain ply is, though, the wool also plays a role.
Picking the right 12 ply wool
Ply isn’t all you need to think about to pick a suitable yarn, the material also matters. Different materials of yarn come with different characteristics and at various price ranges, so you should think about what qualities you want in the finished product when you choose a yarn. Here are some of the yarns we stock and their features:
- Merino wool: Soft and comfortable, helps regulate body temperature and keeps you dry from sweat
- Cotton: Lightweight, holds colour well and comes in many different colours, durable, easy to wash and fast to dry
- Acrylic: Affordable, available in all colours, hypoallergenic, lightweight and easy to wash
- Alpaca wool: Strong and durable, soft and comfortable, one of the warmest wools available, water resistant, hypoallergenic
- Cashmere: Light, soft, warm, strong
There are advantages and disadvantages to all of these, so some will be better suited to certain projects than others. There are also blends that mix one fabric with another in the same yarn, giving you the best of both worlds. One example is the Cashmerino (cashmere and merino wool) that we offer.
Ordering 12 ply yarn from Knitting Co
No matter what ply or fabric you need from your yarn, we have it here at Knitting Co in multiple colours.
We have a large range of multiple ply yarns available
Whether you’re knitting for someone with a wool allergy or want something to keep you warm during outdoor adventures, we have just what you’re looking for. We also have all the knitting needles and crochet hooks you’ll need for the job. If you’re in need of 12 ply yarn in Australia, or anything else related to knitting or crocheting, order it from Knitting Co to get the best deal available. Read Less