Knitting with Handspun yarn with Jill Duarte

About Knitting with Handspun yarn with Jill Duarte

Turning handspun yarn into a finished knitted object can be intimidating. How do you pick a pattern when your yarn is one of a kind? In this workshop, We’ll go over how to classify your handspun yarn in terms of yarn weight, yarn structure, and grist and then how to pick a pattern that will make your handspun yarn shine. You will learn how to measure wraps per inch, angle of twist, yarn structure and grist. Students will go through the process of sampling a handspun yarn, producing a swatch and determining a pattern to use.

Materials, Equipment, and Supplies the Student Must Bring to Class

At least one handspun yarn they want to turn into a knitted object and a range of knitting needles that may work with the intended yarn (preferably an interchangeable knitting needle set).

Materials Fee (to be paid directly to the instructor) and Kit Description

No materials kit for this class.



Skill Level

Suitable for all

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Single 3-hour session on Wednesday, May 1, at 9 am ET.

Class Location

Howard County Arts Council – Conference Room

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Knitting with Handspun yarn with Jill Duarte
Jill Duarte

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Jill Duarte

    Jill Duarte spends their days geeking out about all things fiber, diving into the nuances of fiber preparation, color, and the act of spinning. As co-owner of HipStrings, Jill is dedicated to the resurgence of modern craft that is based on a foundation of technical and historical knowledge. This approach is reflected in the fiber, yarn and tools they’ve developed and produce. Jill shares their insights as a regular contributor to PLY magazine, with the goal of making the technical aspects of craft accessible to all.

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