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This time on #knittingnerdcast, dig into yarn and the “science behind the twist.” Find the Knitting Nerdcast on your preferred podcast platform and online at https://interweave.com/knitting. Friend of the podcast and science outreach teacher Scott at @learnathingtoday talks about the physics at play when someone is spinning yarn and inherent in a skein of yarn ready for knitting or crochet. Scott is a beginning but enthusiastic knitter and spinner, and in true nerdcast spirit, he agreed to help us understand what's going on with twist and why it's so powerful.⠀
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What direction is yarn spun and why does it matter? What the heck is the hariness index? Why does some yarn unravel slightly as you work with it? What does yarn have in common with that ultimate twist-y science substance: DNA? Scott dives into all this and more as he and Hannah come to the inescapable conclusion: Yarn is life.⠀
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The moral of the story: keep learning about your craft and how/why it works! There is an endless amount to know about fiber and knitting, and it’s all governed by the laws of science. There's a deep appreciation to be had there that can add further dimension to a craft you love, or help you fall back in love if you're in a knitting slump.⠀
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The Knitting Nerdcast is available wherever you get your podcasts, and we would love it if you would subscribe and leave us a review to help other knitters and nerds find us!⠀
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Are you a science or physics nerd who loves to knit or crochet? How does your passion for the laws of nature inform and enrich your fiberly pursuits? We want to hear all about it.
This time on #knittingnerdcast, dig into yarn and the “science behind the twist.” Find the Knitting Nerdcast on your preferred podcast platform and online at https://interweave.com/knitting. Friend of the podcast and science outreach teacher Scott at @learnathingtoday talks about the physics at play when someone is spinning yarn and inherent in a skein of yarn ready for knitting or crochet. Scott is a beginning but enthusiastic knitter and spinner, and in true nerdcast spirit, he agreed to help us understand what's going on with twist and why it's so powerful.⠀ ⠀ What direction is yarn spun and why does it matter? What the heck is the hariness index? Why does some yarn unravel slightly as you work with it? What does yarn have in common with that ultimate twist-y science substance: DNA? Scott dives into all this and more as he and Hannah come to the inescapable conclusion: Yarn is life.⠀ ⠀ The moral of the story: keep learning about your craft and how/why it works! There is an endless amount to know about fiber and knitting, and it’s all governed by the laws of science. There's a deep appreciation to be had there that can add further dimension to a craft you love, or help you fall back in love if you're in a knitting slump.⠀ ⠀ The Knitting Nerdcast is available wherever you get your podcasts, and we would love it if you would subscribe and leave us a review to help other knitters and nerds find us!⠀ ⠀ Are you a science or physics nerd who loves to knit or crochet? How does your passion for the laws of nature inform and enrich your fiberly pursuits? We want to hear all about it.