Thinking about weaving with knitting yarn? Here's the TL;DR - there are no weaving police, so try it and see what works for you!
On a more serious note, there ARE some significant differences between yarn that's made for weaving and yarn that's made for knitting. It really comes down to the old woolen vs. worsted debate - most knitting yarns are woolen-spun to give them more loft, warmth, and elasticity, while most weaving yarns are worsted-spun to give them strength and drape.
But that doesn't mean you can't weave with knitting yarns! In this video, I talk about some of the differences between knitting and weaving yarns, from construction, put-up, price, materials, behavior in a warp, and more.
As someone who has a lot of both knitting and weaving yarns, I tend to be pretty relaxed about what is an "acceptable" warp yarn. After all, we learn through experimentation!
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