HINTS & TIPS
Latch Hook Rug Canvas
Latch Hook Rug canvas comes in different grade sizes. This is called HPI(Holes Per Inch). The most common sizes used are 3.3hpi, 3.75hpi (mainly the US) and 4hpi. Which canvas you use depends on the thickness of your rug yarn and how dense you want your finished project to be. If you are not sure what HPI your rug canvas is, just get a ruler and lay it down on your canvas starting from one hole and count how many holes there are for just 1 inch. I use 3.3hpi Grid locked canvas made by Zweigart. It is perfect for the Super Latch Rug Yarn that I use in all my kits and online shop and the quality is wonderful. Also the Blue Grid markings are invaluable whilst latch hooking as they help you to keep track of where you are.
When you look closely at the canvas you can see it has parallel horizontal threads and twisted vertical threads. In latch hooking, knots are made only over the horizontal threads, not over the vertical twisted threads
(Illustration A). This is because the Parallel threads are stronger and the twisted threads are to lock them in place.