When starting a new project deciding on which Knitting Wool to use can be a perplexing task, especially when new to knitting. There are lots of factors to take into account such as the wool specified on a pattern you may be using, who you are knitting for and any potential allergies that they may have.

Knitting for babies is a common cause for starting a new project and this is where attention to which Knitting Wool you choose is most important. You have to avoid 100% wool as it can be too hot and scratchy for babies. In addition to this it is common for new borns to have skin reactions to pure wool. We recommend using the stylecraft baby wool when knitting for babies and fortunately at calico we have a wide selection of various colours and styles. We have double knit, 3 ply and 4 ply as well as merry go round, which adds a stripe effect to your knitting. We also have the style craft wondersoft DK prints which create really stylish patterns when knitted.

If your knitting to fight off the incoming cold weather, stylecraft chunky wool shall be the best Knitting Wool for your purpose as this is perfect for knitting a variety of winter garments especially scarves! Not to mention but making your new, lovely and warm garments gives you the perfect excuse to shut yourself indoors with the heating on and a big cup of hot chocolate. Again these wools come in a variety of colours and styles so you can make something for every member of the family. You will also find that knitting with chunky wool takes much less time than knitting  with thinner threads like double knit.