Special Effect

Special Effect


Boucle

Whirls of fibre attached to a sold core. Loops of fibre stand out when knitted.

Braided

Blend of two or more fibres. Eg wool or cotton core with sythetic wrap.

Chenille

Cotton/synthetic mix, luxurious fibres bound to a strong core.

Fleecy

Fleecy effect - woollen fleece-look.

Fluffy

Fluffy, feminine, light and warm.

Hand-dyed

Unique colour Effects. One-off colour batches. We recommend that you visit KnitOwl's Richmond North Yorskhire store to see shades in daylight .

Loopy

Looped ply - traps air, increases warmth of knitted garment.

Loose-Stranded

Loose Silk fibre strands.

Metallic-Stranded

Shimmering metallic polyester fibres.

Plied

More than one strand of spun fibre. Various thicknesses. Often multicoloured.

Ribbon

Similar to tape yarn but wider. Often synthetic.

Scarves-Ruffles

Novelty yarn for scarves and trims

Slubby

Fibre Varies in thickness along length. Uneven and lumpy. Often hand spun.

Tweed

Classic fibre mix of yarns and woven cloth. Often contrasting colours producing flecked appearance.