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Polyester Yarn

Polyester yarn and fabric has many qualities, including strength and durability. It is also hydrophobic and is easily washed. Polyester was invented by two British scientists, John Whinfield and James Dickson, in 1941. By 1950, the Du Pont company, which had bought the rights to the fibre, was manufacturing the material. Today, polyester yarn has been improved on and is now finer, lighter and more delicate than when it was first invented. In fact, polyester is even making a comeback on the catwalks in Paris and Milan.

Wendy Frills is a polyester yarn which is so easy to knit with. By using the top row of loops, a knitter can create a complete scarf in a one evening. Wendy Frills comes in shades of jade, tiger’s eye, coral and garnet. Gedifra Selena is another polyester yarn which is loosely woven for ease of knitting and produces stunning garments with good insulation qualities.

Grundle Flower Color blends polyester with wool to produce a chunky weight yarn which, when knitted with, creates ‘flowers’ at regular intervals for a soft feminine effect. These polyester yarns are at the height of knitting innovation and creativity.

There are many reasons why people enjoy knitting - it has a rhythm to it which induces a calm state of mind, for example. Knitters often follow a pattern, sharpening their mathematical ability as they go. It is also a creative activity as the knitter has more choice over the materials used. Some knitters like to work with silk, while others prefer a polyester yarn or yarn combinations like Adriafil Energia Trends, which is a shiny combination of polyester yarn, cotton and acrylic.

Here at Black Sheep Wools, we are constantly researching new trends in knitwear and pride ourselves on the quality and choice of yarn we supply to our loyal customers.

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