A Welcome Change: The Secrets of Yarn Substitution (3 hours)

Saturday, November 23, 1-4pm • $55
Teacher: Jillian Moreno

Curious or concerned about making yarn substitutions that work? Finding a good yarn to substitute in a knitting project requires more than just finding a yarn with the right gauge. This class will walk you through the process you need to make successful substitutions. We’ll investigate fibers, woolen and worsted yarns, ply, grist, and color, and see how each yarn component affects your knitted fabric. Digging into the details of yarn construction, we’ll make sure that any yarn you choose will have the right hand, stitch definition, and look for the pattern you’re making. There will be swatching! Learn why swatching is a knitter’s secret weapon for choosing the perfect yarn for a project.

Homework: None
• Please bring along a pair of needles that you use for a worsted weight yarn.
• Please bring along a pattern for which you’d like to substitute yarn.
Maximum number of students: 8

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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.