I have been working on this page lately, as I know many knitters have problems understanding the differences between our yarn weights which follow a French standard and the US and UK standard weights.
It's particularly tricky when trying to use Bergère de France yarns for patterns from UK or US designers, or for using UK/US yarns with Bergère patterns...
The thing is, I'm used to switching between the standards, so I would love to hear what you think of this as a tool: http://www.bergeredefrance.co.uk/yarn-tension/
Does it seem useful to you? Is there any information you would like to see that isn't there? Any comments and suggestions are welcome!
I think this is fantastic, I have saved it to my inbox as I would use it. I also have Bergere (sorry can't do the e properly) patterns here in Australia and would love to knit with French wool. I have knitted with English, Australian and Italian all lovely yarns but I would love to knit with the French and American wool as well.
Thanks, this will be a great help to lots of knitters and crocheters. ( Is crocheters a word??)
Wow! Wow! Wow! You spent a lot of time working on this and it is great. Will save it for future use.
I am going to print it out and put it in m knitting notebook. with my patterns. Thank you.
Very good work La Bergere. The info is very useful for fiber artists. Thank you so much for the post.
La Bergere wrote:
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Thank you for the list, I've added it to my favorites
What a wonderful go-to tool! Thanks!
Fabulous! Thank you so much!
Wow, nothing but good so far, thank you all! If you do think of anything I can add or change to make it any better, do let me know!
I had a request yesterday from a customer to add information about knitting machine friendly yarns, so the page has now been updated with them.