Yarn Detective: Decoding Your Yarn for Better Knitting (3 hours)
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Sunday, April 22, 12-3pm • $60 (materials included)
Teacher: Jillian Moreno
What do you really know about the yarn you’re knitting with? A little inside information can make you a better knitter, give you more consistent outcomes, and grant you insight when you’re making substitutions. In this class, Jillian will provide expert guidance as you uncover the secrets of how yarn is made and how this affects your knitting. Bring along a favorite pattern, and work with Jillian to figure out its ideal yarn, in the process learning about different sheep breeds, what ply has to do with stitch definition, and the difference between woolen- and worsted-spun yarns. If you’ve ever been disappointed in your knitting, the problem might lie in your yarn choice, not in your skill level. Join Jillian to gain the knowledge and confidence you need to make great choices going forward! Materials provided.
• A pattern of your choice
• US 5-9 needles
Maximum number of students: 7
Jillian Moreno is passionate about making things with handspun yarn. She is perpetually curious and loves to dissect creative processes. She loves to inspire other spinners to think a little differently. Jillian is the editor of Knittyspin and Ad Manager and Catalyst of Knitty Magazine. This means she is often the brains behind the exciting new ideas implemented at Knitty and is a key part of the success the magazine has enjoyed over the past 12 years.
She is a regular contributor to Ply Magazine, and currently sits on the editorial board.
Jillian has been a knitter forever, and a spinner almost as long. She knits, stitches, crochet and sometimes weaves with her handspun yarn. She touches fiber everyday.
She likes vintage dresses, British murder mysteries and if you ever go into a bookstore with her, don't expect to leave empty handed.
She lives in a house well insulated with fiber and books in Ann Arbor, Michigan.