The search for the perfect yarn can be a daunting task. Many knitters experience circumstances where substituting a yarn is necessary or simply desired. There are many things to consider such as fiber content, yardage, and yarn weight.
However, it doesn’t end there. Let’s go beyond the basics and learn how to choose the right yarn by understanding how yarn is made. There’s so much more to yarn construction than what meets the eye. We’ll look at a variety of samples and discuss a different factors including drape, stitch definition, the importance of twist angle and how to calculate it, significance of ply count in relation to fiber content and special stitch patterns such as cables, brioche, and even lace.
This class can help knitters gain greater insight for choosing the right yarn and accurate yarn substitution for your future projects.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; cables; beginner lace; have knit a few accessories
Supplies for Class:
Variety of needle sizes for sampling (straights or circulars). Bring one skein of commercial worsted-weight yarn of your choice. Notebook and pen for notes.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):