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Selecting and Substituting Yarn

Instructor - Carol Puntel

Do you want to make the garment you saw on Ravelry or in the latest issue of your favorite knitting magazine? Unfortunately, the yarn recommended is discontinued, not available at Common Thread, too expensive or wrong for the season. How can you pick a good substitute? It isn’t just about gauge! In this class you will learn about the characteristics of various yarns. You will see how drape, stitch definition, wearability, and care are all impacted by the fiber or fiber blend you want to use. We will even talk about how you can figure out something about the fiber content of that stash yarn without a label! Hopefully you will leave with a better understanding of how to make your own choices.

(Please note, this is a 3-hour class.)

Cost - $30

Earlier Event: April 6
Little Flowers Fingerless Mitts
Later Event: April 16
Virus Shawl