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Jaeger Yarn

Jaeger yarn is manufactured by a British company that is owned by the Coats and Clark conglomerate. Each year sees the arrival of new lines in a wide array of colors and shades. The patterns from Jaeger are designed by the head designer - Martin Story.

Jaegar yarn is an excellent choice for those special projects where ordinary yarns just won't do. They come in a variety of beautiful colors and weights for amazing comfort. Patterns are available for all the lines offered.

Jaeger yarns are specialty yarns using a combination of pure wool with synthetic and acrylic fabrics. Most of the lines are pure wool, or silk. Chunky style yarns are also available that knit up quickly and do not have the abrasive feel of ordinary chunky yarns.

The majority are very fine and require small knitting needles to complete the projects. They can be tedious to knit because of this fineness, but produce an exquisite project. Knitting with Jaeger yarns requires patience, because it seems as if you are knitting forever and not getting much done. Fingering yarns such as these are usually reserved for smaller projects, such as baby clothes.

Knitters can also purchase Jaeger yarn in double knitting and worsted weights, for easier knitting. These yarns require average sized knitting needles such as 4 mm and 4.5 mm. Plain or cabled patterns are available to suit these yarns as well. It is suitable for crochet projects as well as knitting. Sweaters that are knit or crocheted from double knitting varieties are not heavy and can be worn as casual sweaters to work, without making you feel too warm.

Because of the pure wool used in Jaeger yarns, sweaters and other garments cannot be machine washed and dried. Careful hand washing is needed in cold water without using detergent. Stubborn stains cannot be scrubbed out as this will stretch the yarn. Dry cleaning is best in order to preserve the sweater for many years.

Jaeger yarn is the yarn of choice for many specialty craft stores that employ knitters for the projects that are for sale. Customers are assured of a quality product from this produce.

They are costly, however. An average adult size sweater knit with double knitting Jaeger yarn could easily cost you $135.00 for the yarn. Throws and afghans are wonderful projects, but imagine the cost of knitting or crocheting such a project using this yarn.

Patterns that call for this yarn have also been developed by leading designers such as Debbie Bliss and Noro. These designers realize the appeal of the yarn in their designs and do not hesitate to use it for their new patterns.

Jaeger yarn is not just for sweaters and larger projects. Scarves, hats, and mittens accessorize and outerwear. They also has a furry type yarn for those boas and soft furry scarves that have become so popular in the last few years.

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