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Friday 08/08/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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What to Look for in Yarn with Lily Chin
Have lots of stash and don't know what it's good for? Ever shopped for yarn not knowing what you're getting? Get an insight into how yarn is made and what some of the properties are. Use these properties to determine what projects are suited for which yarns. Be a better shopper as well as a yarn user. Bring in yarns from your stash to see what it might want to be 'when it grows up.'
An assortment of knitting needles, yarns you've been waiting to use and yarn from homework swatches, scissors.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Work 2 indentical swatches of at least 3 inches by 3 inches in any of the yarns you want to test (that is work two of the same yarn).
Wash and block ONE of the swatches as per label's instructions.