Yarn Substitution Help Is Here!
Never be afraid to substitute yarn again!
We've all been there… You fall in love with a pattern only to find the yarn the designer used has been discontinued or is just not to your liking. It's a story is as old as the art of crochet itself. Perhaps even the worlds first Love-Hate relationship! "I LOVE this garment, but the pattern calls for superwash wool. I'm allergic to wool so I can't make it." or "This shawl uses 2 skeins of hand-spun lace weight yarn made from the plucked eyelashes of albino Vicuna, dyed in a mixture of crushed sapphires... can I use sport weight cotton/rayon instead?"
Don't let the idea of substituting one yarn for another fill your heart with a looming sense of dread. There are simple methods for making those kind of decisions - and, lucky you, there's now a downloadable video that will give you all the information you need to fearlessly swap one yarn for another! <Insert Happy Dance Here>
The first of Shannon's classes for Interweave has just been released and It's all about Yarn Substitution. In this video, Shannon teaches you everything you need to know about the art of substituting yarns, and what that substitution does to the resulting crochet fabric. The class also includes handy reference charts and worksheets to help make your yarn substitution decisions easier than ever before. And Shannon has even included his own Evolving Stitches swatch patterns he uses for testing yarns for designs.
In this downloadable video, Shannon de-mystifies and teaches you:
As with all of Shannon's classes, you'll learn exactly what you need in a manner that is not just informative but fun! He's a nationally recognized designer and teacher who travels the country to teach sold out classes at events like Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES!, and regional conferences.
Download the video now for just $19.99 from the Interweave - Crochet Me Shop. We put a lot of thought into this video and made sure it was full of the best tips and tricks to get you on your way in making great yarn choices for FAB final products.
What are you waiting for? We all know there's at least one pattern you loved but didn't want to figure out how to swap out the yarn... Swap Away!
8/22/2016 10:28:21 am
You guys are hysterical. I just love that yarn description. So frequently you would have to mortgage your house to buy the yarns specified by a pattern. Thanks for taking the time to help those of us that are a bit more frugal. "eyelashes of alpaca" - priceless! I'm still chuckling.
10/3/2016 01:24:08 pm
This design class is exactly what I'm looking for...please offer it again!
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