Fibres are harvested -- either from animals or plants, and treated or carded so that all the fibres lie in the same direction.
Then, the fibres are spun into yarn.
The difference is not only in what both of these types are made out of, but mostly in the size. Yarn is thicker than thread. Each one has it's own sizes.yarn is used to construct a fabric n thread is used to join 2 pieces of a fabric .
There are some tatters involved with the Janesville Area Stitch 'n Bitch groups. Membership is free and there are no membership requirements. Some stitchers come every week - others just once in a while. The three different groups meet at times conveient for everyone! - Every Thursday (6-8pm) at Basics Natural Foods Co-op, 1711 Lodge Dr., Janesville, WI
- Every Monday (1:30-3:30) at the SpeakEasy, 19 N. High St., Janesville, WI - 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month from 10-Noon at CoDoS, 119 N. Main, Janesville, WI For more info: http://www.stitchingcreationsandcommunity.blogspot.com
It's a left-leaning decrease. Here are the steps:
1. slip a stitch knit-wise from the left needle to the right
2. slip a second stitch knit-wise from the left needle to the right
3. slip both of the stitches you just slipped back to the left needle and knit them together through the back loops.
Each stitch you slip knit-wise is twisted. When you knit through the back loop you twist them back.
Why go through all these gyrations instead of just knitting them together? A K2TOG creates a right-leaning decrease. A SSK creates a left-leaning decrease. When you do shaping, say of a sweater's shoulders, using paired decreases makes each edge of the shoulder a mirror image of the other. It gives garments a more finished, more tailored look.
Most would say it was Elizabeth Zimmerman, though the most popular knitter today is probably Stephanie Pearl McPhee, the Yarn Harlot.