Learn the Secrets of Yarn Substitution

Have you ever found the perfect pattern, but you're not sure how to choose the perfect yarn?


Yarn substitution is one of the skills that knitter's need to develop in order to enjoy the full range of yarn and knitting designs that are out there. Proper yarn selection can make or break your knitting project.

In our exciting web seminar, Secrets of Yarn Substitution with Patty Lyons, you'll learn:

How to understand gauge.

• How to properly estimate the amount of yarn you'll need based on a pattern.

• How to use your swatch and a sketch to figure out your required yardage when you don't have a pattern.

• How to best make yarn choices based on stitch pattern and yarn color.

• How to make great yarn choices by understanding the properties of fiber, such as warmth, absorbency, elasticity, memory, and drape.

Presenter Patty Lyons has spent years teaching thousands of students to think about their yarn and needles as their ingredients and how to choose them with the care of a top chef.

Patty teaches nationally at shows like STITCHES, VK Live, and the Knit and Crochet Show, as well as at guilds around the country. She'll share with you her secrets to choosing the perfect yarn, and how to make sure you never run out once you do!

Register today for Secrets of Yarn Substitution and learn to make yarn choices with confidence!

The seminar is Friday, October 18 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time. If you can't attend live, you can still register. You'll receive an email with a link to the recording of Secrets of Yarn Substitution, which you can view any time.

See you there!

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Kathleen Cubley

About Kathleen Cubley

Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!

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