You asked: Can you knit with raffia?

What is raffia yarn good for?

Raffia is great for both knitting and crocheting. The crochet gauge is H-8 (5mm) hook: 15 sc & 17 rows = 4” (10.2cm), while the knit gauge is in st st, US 9 (5.5mm) needles: 15 sts & 19 rows = 4” (10.2cm). Next time you’re in the yarn aisle reach out for a skein of Raffia.

What does raffia feel like?

Treated raffia has a glycerine like coating. This makes it feel and act more like a plastic twine. It can be knotted and twisted.

What is the best material to knit with?

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Cotton is another great choice for crocheting, though its inelasticity makes it a bit more difficult to work with than wool. Overall, acrylic yarn is the most versatile choice and best for beginners.

What knitting needles should a beginner use?

For beginners, experts recommend bamboo or wooden needles because the stitches don’t slide off of the needles as easily as they do with other materials. In addition, they’re also comfortable in your hands and won’t slip away like other materials such as plastic or aluminum needles.

How do you treat raffia?

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Spot clean the brim only using a soft cloth, cold water and mild detergent then allow it to naturally dry. Consult a dry cleaning professional for stain removal.

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