What is polyester yarn?

Answer A synthetic yarn developed in the late 1950s, polyester yarn comes in many different variations and may be used to make everything from clothing, to home furnishings, to industrial fabrics. Polyest... Read More »

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How to Make Polyester Yarn?

The man-made chemically created fiber is referred to as polyester. The yarn is developed by first producing the polyester filament. The process begins with the raw material, which are petroleum- as... Read More »

Types of Polyester Yarn?

Polyester yarn is made from a chemical process that combines petroleum products, coal, water and air into chips that are melted, extruded into fibers, and then spun into yarn. There are two main ty... Read More »

How to Estimate the Diameter of Polyester Yarn?

Say you've found a beautiful knitting or crochet pattern. You think you have the perfect polyester yarn in a lovely color in your stash, but it doesn't have a label so you don't know what size the ... Read More »

What is the difference in Aran Irish twist yarn& regular worsted weight yarn?

Mary Maxim manufactures a type of acrylic yarn called Aran Irish Twist. This yarn is worsted weight--sometimes called medium, afghan or aran weight--and is designated by the number "4" on the wrapp... Read More »