Online class with Clara Parkes

Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time

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The fastest way to become a better, more confident knitter is to understand your fiber! Learn how to choose the right yarn for the best results with fiber guru Clara Parkes.

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More than a decade ago, Clara Parkes left San Francisco's high-tech hubbub to build a quieter, more creative life on the coast of Maine. Today, her be...Read more

Lessons (7)

Overview & Fiber Terms
1. Overview & Fiber Terms
Meet your instructor, Clara Parkes, and dive right into fiber terminology and the key qualities that affect how yarn looks, feels and reacts.
21min
Four-Legged Fibers
2. Four-Legged Fibers
Clara reviews the different types and qualities of fibers that come from mammals, including sheep, camels, alpacas, goats and more.
20min
Plants, Caterpillars & Test Tubes
3. Plants, Caterpillars & Test Tubes
Learn about the many non-mammal fibers that can make yarn: plant-based fibers such as cotton; silk from silkworms; and synthetic fibers.
19min
Considering Twist I
4. Considering Twist I
Wrap your mind around how fiber is carded and twisted to form yarn, from single ply to multiple-stranded plies. Each type has advantages and disadvant...Read more
25min
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More than a decade ago, Clara Parkes left San Francisco's high-tech hubbub to build a quieter, more creative life on the coast of Maine. Today, her be...Read more

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