The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration


Square Peg in a Round Hole: Using Your Handspun for Knitting Patterns Written for Commercial Yarn

Sunday, October 20, 2013

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Jillian Moreno

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 16

16 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Description

Do you dream of using your handspun in gorgeous patterns that were written to use commercial yarn? How can you do it?
In this class we’ll explore both ways of using handspun to knit a pattern that calls for commercial yarn: matching your existing handspun to a pattern and how to spin to match a commercial yarn.We’ll start by breaking down the pattern and the yarn. Then we’ll figure out how to build the yarn you need by discussing:
• What patterns your default handspun is best for
• How whole bunch of abbreviations effect your project: WPI (Wraps per inch), TPI (Twist per inch), YPP (yards per pound)
• How to swatch handspun yarn
• How fiber breed and preparation affect your yarn
• How drafting method and ply affect your yarn and knitting.
• How to keep your yarn consistent through a project
Please bring to class: a pattern you’d like to spin for or a commercial yarn you’d like to match, some handspun yarn of your default variety, a wheel in good working order, at least 3 bobbins, a lazy kate and a niddy noddy
Please be able to: to spin a consistent yarn and know how to adjust your wheel

Materials Information

Please bring to class: a pattern you’d like to spin for or a commercial yarn you’d like to match, some handspun yarn of your default variety, a wheel in good working order, at least 3 bobbins, a lazy kate and a niddy noddy

Workshop Instructor

Jillian Moreno is passionate about handspun yarn. She is perpetually curious and loves to dissect processes. She loves to inspire other spinners to t...read more