This has actually been up for a few days, but I only just had time to type up the show notes!
Have you ever substituted in a different yarn than was called for in the pattern—only to find that your finished object looked NOTHING like the original, and in fact was a complete flop? Today, we focus on the different qualities of some of the major fibers that yarns are made out of. We’ll also talk about how yarns are constructed. Using this information, you can make more informed choices when substituting yarns … which means happier knitting!
Mentioned in this episode:
- The gorgeous Wild West collection by Stephannie Tallent (stephcat on Ravelry)
- More about the early history of the shawl
- Bugga! by Cephalopod Yarns
- The Wooden Spinner
- Clara Parkes’ two excellent reference books: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and The Knitter’s Book of Wool
- My Navasota Hat pattern (the alpaca, lace/cable hat I showed)
- Anzula Yarn’s gorgeous For Better or for Worsted
- Receive the Dark Matter Knits monthly email newsletter: exclusive coupon codes, news about patterns and the podcast, and more!
- Our group on Ravelry—come join us for the new “pass it on” project and other fun discussions about fiber crafts.