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All About Knitting Acrylic Yarn (everything you need to know) Professional

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Acrylic yarn often gets a bad rap in the knitting community. Many people love it, many people hate it (so much that they consider themselves yarn snobs that would never touch it), and many people fall in between – they know when it can actually be a great choice for a project and realize there are times you may not want to use it. We’ll explore knitting with acrylic yarn in this article – and everything you should know about it.

While acrylic yarn has some drawbacks, it does deserve a place in the knitting world – it’s an affordable choice and it can be a great, washable, easy-care yarn with many uses.

In this article we’ll look at some of the important things you need to know about knitting acrylic yarn:

How Acrylic Yarn is Made

Properties of Acrylic Yarn

Knitting with Acrylic Yarn

Choosing Knitting Patterns

Caring for Finished Projects

Buying Acrylic Yarn

More Questions about Knitting Acrylic Yarn

We’ll look at all of these topics in-depth so you’ll know when acrylic is the right choice for your next knitting project.

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How Acrylic Yarn is Made

Before we dive in to the advantages and disadvantages of knitting acrylic yarn, how to care for your projects, and all of that – let’s take a quick look at how acrylic yarn is actually made.

All fibers for yarn can be divided into four broad categories – animal fibers (like wool yarn, silk, and alpaca), plant fibers (like cotton yarn and linen), biosynthetic fibers (like rayon and bamboo), and synthetic fibers (like acrylic and nylon). Acrylic yarns fall within the synthetic fibers category because it is a petroleum-based product that is engineered and manufactured to be a soft, light, and durable yarn. It is not a natural fiber – it is a man-made fiber.