Whether you’re a process knitter or a project knitter, if you’re like us you’ve experienced the challenge of finding a pattern you’re really excited about but not having the exact yarn that the designer suggests. You could wing it and embraces the beautiful chaos that might occur or you can use one of our favorite resources, YarnSub dot com. If you don’t already know, YarnSub is a website to help you with yarn substitutions. Everyone needs a friend in crafts and we at the Knit Picks Podcast are happy to be your yarn and knitting buddy, and as a friend, we’re telling you to check out YarnSub.
Today on the podcast Heather Mann interview Wendy Peterson, creator of YarnSub.com. They chat all about how to use YarnSub as well as what you need to know when shopping for yarn. Wendy thinks it’s important to know about the yarn density (the length and weight), the gauge, and the fiber (both the construction and the fiber qualities) as well as considering what the pattern wants.
Come learn more about yarn with me. And as always, happy knitting.
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Mentioned in This Episode:
Journey’s End Blanket
Simply Alpaca Aran
Simply Wool Worsted
Wool of the Andes
Wendy on Instagram
0:57 Heather and Wendy talk
Example of Wendy’s Shaped Intarsia: