Lola Lovegrove’s Guide to High-Quality Yarn
When you shop for wool or yarn, you spend so long making sure it’s the right weight, texture, density, and colour. So, why would you compromise when it comes to quality? At Lola Lovegrove, everyone knows we’re quite partial to knitting (if by partial, you mean completely and utterly obsessed), so we know the value of high-quality yarn to your projects. That’s why we make it a point to only stock luxury yarn online. If you’re wondering what sets high-quality wool apart from alternatives, the team at Lola Lovegrove have put together a quick guide to luxury yarn.
How to Recognise High-Quality Yarn
When you have dozens of colourful balls of yarn hanging up in front of you, it can be difficult to tell which products are high-quality and which are inferior. Here are a few tips to spotting high-quality yarn from a mile away.
Pick a yarn that isn’t splitting. Splitting happens when the yarn is loosely plied or isn’t twisted enough. If you’re knitting and your needles go through the body of the wool, you may be dealing with some low-quality split yarn. When you use split yarn, you run the risk of creating a project with unknitted plies or snags.
Check for colour bleeding. Certain dyed yarns are expected to bleed, especially in the wash. However, with some wool, the colour will come off onto your hands and knitting needles! Luxury knitting wool won’t typically bleed colour.
Look for breaks in the plies. Fibres spun by machines will occasionally snap, and luxury knitting wool manufacturers will snip the yarn, splice it together, and leave an undetectable join. Low-quality yarn manufacturers will either cut the yarn and knot it together or just let the machine keep spinning, resulting in a yarn with multiple breaks.
Look for pilling. Some low-quality wools will pill quickly, making your finished knits look old and worn a lot sooner. Typically, microfiber yarns will pill far more rapidly than any other material.
The team at Lola Lovegrove understand that some of us don’t have the luxury of going to the store and inspecting the wool ourselves. That’s why we opened our online store in the first place; to provide high-quality knitting yarn to crafters all over Australia! Here are a few tips to making sure the wool you’re buying online is of premium quality.
Check the reviews. While people will sometimes leave reviews online if they love a product, they will always leave a review if the product was somehow faulty or inferior. You can usually rely on product reviews to tell you whether or not a ball of particular wool is of high quality.
Is the brand reputable? If you’ve never heard of a particular yarn brand, there’s a chance it may not be luxury knitting yarn. At Lola Lovegrove, we stock internationally renowned brands such as Plassard, Lang, TOFT, Fiddlesticks, Katia, Sublime, and Bellissimo. We want to make sure you’re getting the very best yarn every time.
Ask around. If you’re in a knitting circle or part of a group online, ask your fellow knitters their opinion on high-quality knitting yarn. Alternatively, you can reach out to the team at Lola Lovegrove’s! We love sharing our passion for knitting, and we have plenty of tips, tricks, and advice up our sleeves.
The Benefits of Luxury Knitting Wool over Cheaper Alternatives
There are clear advantages to choosing high-quality knitting yarn over cheaper, inferior yarns, so we’ve listed a few.
A better-finished product. The last thing you want is to spend hours and hours creating something only to have the final product full of pulls, missed stitches, and running colours. Whether you’re knitting for yourself or someone else, you want it to look amazing.
Create something long-lasting. One of the biggest pitfalls of using inferior yarn is that it isn’t durable. After a few wears, it will look old and worn, even if you’ve only just finished it. Using luxury knitting wool will leave you with an item that you’ll treasure for years to come.
Enjoy the process. If you spend your time frustrated about splits in the yarn or breaks in the plies, you’re not going to enjoy the process of knitting and creating something unique. High-quality wool allows you to lose yourself in your craft and makes knitting a fun, stress-free experience, so you’ll enjoy it a whole lot more.
Why More People Choose Lola Lovegrove for High-Quality Yarn
There’s a reason why knitters Australia-wide love shopping for luxury yarn online with Lola Lovegrove.
We’re here to support you. Whether you’re new to knitting or you’ve been doing it for years, the team at Lola Lovegrove are here to support you on your journey. We’re always here for our customers to help with issues, answer questions, or simply chat about a project. Oh, and don’t forget to send us pictures of your finished work! We love seeing what the members of our little community are creating.
We’re the experts on all things knitting. Questions about yarn? Need help choosing needles? Looking for patterns? Lola Lovegrove is your one-stop-shop. No matter what you need, we can help you find it.
We’re genuinely passionate about knitting. When we say we love knitting, you’d best believe it! Lola Lovegrove was our grandmother, and she taught us to knit and crochet. She kindled our love for crafts from a young age, and she left us with a lifelong passion for creating heartfelt projects from wool and yarn.
If you’re Looking for High-Quality Yarn, Head To Lola Lovegrove
It’s no secret that the team at Lola Lovegrove have a thing for yarn. We love everything about knitting, and we love sharing our passion with our wonderful customers. We’re 100% committed to delivering the very best products, excellent customer service, and we’re proud to have created a tight-knit (pun absolutely intended) little community with a shared love of all things creative. If you’re looking for luxury yarn online, have a browse through Lola Lovegrove’s range today.