All About Yarn Online Workshop

Join Jennifer Raymond to learn All About Yarn including the 3 building blocks of all yarns--ply, weight, and fiber content—and how they work together.

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Ever find what you think is the perfect yarn for the perfect project, only to find that they are not perfect together at all? Ever fret over substituting one yarn for another? Join Jennifer Raymond and discover why a yarn that is luscious for lace can be a fail when it comes to cables. Look at your stash with fresh eyes, and visit your LYS knowing how to choose and use the right yarn for whatever you want to make. Prepare to learn All About Yarn.

In this Online Workshop you'll:

  • Learn about the 3 building blocks of all yarns--ply, weight, and fiber content—and how they work together.
  • Determine the weight of any yarn, from handspun to those mystery yarns in your stash.
  • Explore a whole menagerie of fiber animals--from angora to yak--along with cotton, linen, silk and more.
  • Gain new confidence in choosing and using yarns, whether for a new pattern or for your own design
  • Get tips on how to care for your finished projects.
  • Lesson Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Meet Your Instructor
  • Understanding Ply:
    • Singles
    • 2 Ply Yarns
    • 3 & 4 Ply Yarns
  • A Weighty Matter: Yarn Weights Explained
    • Yarn Weight Standards
    • Wraps per Inch
    • A Small Detour: Worsted vs. Woolen Yarns
  • Fiber: Protein, Cellulose, and Other Types of Fiber
    • Quick Guide: Types of Wool
    • Quick Guide: Other Animal Fibers
    • Quick Guide: Cotton, Linen, & Silk
    • Quick Guide: Synthetic Fibers
    • Fiber Care
  • Wrapping Up

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    Skill Level: Beginner on up. Though aimed at knitters, this workshop is also appropriate for crocheters or any maker interested in yarn.

    Materials required: None! Though you may find it helpful to rummage through your yarn stash while watching.

    All About Yarn Online Workshop Includes:

  • Discussion board: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the Online Workshop. It's an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, and express your inspirations.
  • Gallery: Share images of your work where you can give and receive feedback from fellow students.
  • Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the Online Workshop content. Only you will be able to see your notes.
  • Bonus material: 8 video lessons, plus photos, illustrations, handouts, diagrams, and more.
  • Video Lessons: Run Time 90 minutes
  • About the Instructor:
    Jennifer Raymond is a knitter, crocheter, and spinner based in Ashland, Virginia, with more than 20 years of stitching experience. A teacher and designer, she also has a business repairing and restoring heirloom knit and crochet pieces.

    Additional Info
    Additional Info
    SKU R7860
    Product Type Online Workshop
    Author/Designer Jennifer Raymond
    Runtime 90 minutes
    Technique Knitting
    Difficulty Level Beginner
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