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Polyamide Yarn

The Du Pont company discovered polyamide in 1962. A polyamide is a polymer which contains amides joined together in peptide bonds. One of the big advantages of polyamide yarn is that it is fire resistant and, as such, the material is used to keep firemen safe. Certain polyamides are hydrophilic or waterproof and are used in the manufacture of outdoor garments. They are also instrumental in making tyres safer for road travel.

Polyamide Yarn is versatile

Polyamide yarn is so versatile that it can be wonderfully lightweight, meaning it drapes elegantly. As well as this, it is known for being strong and resistant to bacteria. Red Heart Aurica is an elegantly layered 100% polyamide yarn which knits into glamorous evening wear or quick-to-knit, trendy scarves.

SMC Rosas is a polyamide yarn which comes in vivid bright summer shades, allowing knitters to create something of an impressionist painting effect. It comes in many shades, from rose red, blue and turquoise to slate, cream and anthracite. Polyamide also has many of the qualities of polyester.

Knitted fabrics offer more warmth and elasticity than woven fabrics and some home crafters use knitting machines. However, the majority prefer knitting with needles and crocheters prefer their hooks. Some knitters find that circular knitting needles are easier to handle and are more ergonomic.

Louisa Harding Sari Ribbon is a polyamide yarn with a difference; this light airy ribbon has a gold or silver metallic strip running through it. It introduces sparkle and texture into otherwise ordinary knits. Rowan Fine Art is a hand painted sock yarn made of polyamide yarn, silk and mohair. Knitting is not the exclusive preserve of women but these materials certainly make for some wonderful ladies’ garments.

Here at Black Sheep Wools, we strive to provide quality and value for our loyal knitting and crocheting clients. We stay on top of the latest fashion trends in polyamide and other yarns to ensure we’re always one step ahead.

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