A general rule applied to all handmade knitwear is as follows:
The thicker the yarn used to create a garment, the less its durability over time. The reason this happens concerns the weight and volume of the thread since it does not allow the needles to tighten it the way they would a fine thread. Furthermore, thick yarn, let alone the fact that it cannot be tightened as much as needed, also requires fewer stitches, which in turn affects its overall structure. Simply put, knitwear cannot be as well structured as a garment made with thinner yarn and requires the exact opposite approach (multiple and strong weaves).
Thick yarns are often used in knitted handmade clothing. The internet is full of such creations (scarves, cardigans, caps). The reason for this is simple. It is the easiest thread for someone to work without having to apply fine and detailed artwork on the design, it can be completed much faster since it requires a lot fewer stitches, but at the same time knitwear comprises the clothing genre that people most relate to knitted handmade items, and not without reason. Despite its disadvantages in terms of its endurance, the sense of the handmade cardigan cannot but excite the wearer.
In Spider’s Creations, we use thick yarns to create our cardigans. A combination of knitting, patterns and the use of different needles in their manufacture ensure the longest possible durability of the items.
Thick yarn is used in the creation of the following:
Flower Armor, Sweet Cardigan, Cardigan Freestyle.
MEDIUM THICKNESS YARNS
Right after the thick yarns come the medium thickness yarns. Their endurance is multiplied. These are much lighter yarns that allow stronger “tightening” due to their smaller volume and are used for the manufacture of Spider’s Creations coats. Their main disadvantage during the manufacturing process is the great work and therefore the time required for their creation. These threads allow for the creation of complicated designs because of both their smaller volume and greater durability.
We use medium thickness yarns to create the following:
Animal Wild, Modern Shepherd, Boho Style.
With the fine summer threads, everything changes. We are now talking about finesse and detailed work that touches the borderline of embroidery. A great many more hours of work are required for the creation of these clothes, although it may not seem like it to the inexperienced, as regards to the weaving art, eye. An illustrative example is that the creation of our casual cardigan requires about half the time than Freedom poncho. Their great advantage is the durability in time combined with proper maintenance can compete with any garment.
We use fine yarns for the creation of the following:
Zebra Style, Top Mood, Skirt Mood, Lady’s Top, Lady’s Skirt, Mirror Top, Freedom Poncho, Athletic Style, Amazona’s Dress.
We will begin with the basic and inviolable rule regarding knitwear. Knitwear should absolutely never be washed in a washing machine, not even using a special program for sensitive clothes, and it should also never be dried in a tumble dryer. Should the garment be subjected to any of the above, it will be likely destroyed.
Knitted handmade clothes should be washed by hand in a bowl with warm water and using very gentle moves or given to a professional (Cleaner’s) for more complex cases. You should also always mention that it concerns handmade knitwear requiring special treatment.
Knitted handmade clothes should NEVER BE STRETCHED OR HUNG TO DRY as they will immediately stretch out. They should be placed horizontally on a surface until they dry out.
You should follow precisely the same approach regarding their storage in your wardrobe. Knitwear should not be placed on hangers, but rather stored in a horizontal position.