As a die-hard fiber and fabric nerd, I am endlessly fascinated about why different fibers, yarn constructions, and fabrics can determine how much a project is loved. Why do you love some projects more than others? Why do some yarns produce a fabric that “tilts” to one side, and how will that affect your final sweater? Why does a lace shawl knit with wool yarn differ so greatly from a cotton one? How yarn is constructed, what are the fibers it comes from, and how those two factors combine with your needles to create fabric is a web of mysteries? We will unravel all in this class. Learn how to create fabric you love for knits that will wear, drape, fit, and last the way you’ve always wanted them to.
To ensure we cover them in class, email Kim with any yarn/project/fabric issues you’ve had in the past. Examples: socks that wore out after 2 wearings, and that lace shawl that has never quite looked…lacy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Notebook and pen/pencil
• Optional: Yarns from your stash you’re curious about, and needles you can use to swatch them.
• Tags or paper to label samples