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Episode 336 - Yarn 101 Live: One of our favorite things to talk about in the Knit Picks Office is yarn. We all have our favorite yarns and favorite projects to cast on and can easily get derailed when there's a new yarn to squish. There's a lot to consider when selecting the yarn...

Episode 336 - Yarn 101 Live: One of our favorite things to talk about in the Knit Picks Office is yarn. We all have our favorite yarns and favorite projects to cast on and can easily get derailed when there's a new yarn to squish. There's a lot to consider when selecting the yarn...

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Episode 336 - Yarn 101 Live: One of our favorite things to talk about in the Knit Picks Office is yarn. We all have our favorite yarns and favorite projects to cast on and can easily get derailed when there's a new yarn to squish. There's a lot to consider when selecting the yarn...

FromKnit Picks' Podcast

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30 minutes
Released:
Jan 28, 2021
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Podcast Episode

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One of our favorite things to talk about in the Knit Picks Office is yarn. We all have our favorite yarns and favorite projects to cast on and can easily get derailed when there's a new yarn to squish. There's a lot to consider when selecting the yarn that's right for you - like yarn weight, the material, the construction and what will it be used for. Shopping for yarn is fun but can also be daunting when overwhelmed with all the choices, like the yarn selection on knitpicks.com.  Today we're sharing some of a conversion between Hannah and Lee from a past Facebook Live where they talk about all the information to keep in mind when shopping for yarn, specifically what you need to know about fiber content and ply. They answer questions like what is micro count, which yarns have the best drape and even what is yarn? So settle in and get cozy to unravel some mysteries of yarn. And as always happy knitting.   Mentioned in This Episode:Knit Picks - About Our Yarn Knit Picks - Guide to Choosing Yarn Palette  Swish Wool of the Andes Stroll Alpaca Cloud Andean Treasure Dishie Comfy Lindy Chain CotLin Hawthorne Craft Yarn Council Yarn Weight System  City Tweed Upcycle Biggo Muse Preciosa Wonderfluff Snuggle Puff Catamaran Pattern Equinox: A Modern Cotton Collection Birdie Top Yarn 101 Facebook Live on Facebook Yarn Label Facebook Live on Facebook Yarn 101 Facebook Live on Youtube Knit Picks on Facebook Timestamps0:00 Introduction with Producer Sara 0:53 Hannah and Lee from Knit Picks Facebook Live 1:01 What is Yarn? 2:19 Yarn Fiber 2:50 Animal fibers 3:22 Micron count explained   6:37 Luxury Yarns 7:50 Plant fibers 9:12 Person-made fibers 10:22 "Is Sport Weight considered a 2?" 11:37 "Would a cotton-blend have a better drape than just plain cotton?"  13:05 "What yarn would you suggest for a table runners?" 13:40 Ply demystified 17:03 "Do you have a single-ply Merino?" 18:47 Air jet yarns 21:00 Chainette yarns 28:46. Credits!
Released:
Jan 28, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode