Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time

with Clara Parkes

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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. Read More…

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Class Rating

(31 reviews)

Donna Hanchett
rated 5 stars


So far this class has answered all of my questions and more regarding animal fibers! I have read Clara's book on wool, and wanted to take this class for an audio-visual perspective. I have NOT been disappointed! And now I'm looking forward to the plant fibers. Thanks for offering these classes! I've also taken Deb Robson's "Know Your Wool" class, and am so excited about how this adds to my spinning as well as knitting experiences. Please continue to add more classes on knitting and ...

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Shannon Thomas
rated 5 stars

Now I understand why...

An excellent class to develop an understanding of the behavior of yarns and why some yarns can be successfully substituted in a designer's pattern, and why some yarns are absolute failures. Even getting gauge doesn't mean a bamboo yarn will behave in the finished product as a wool. I understand now, too, why alpaca and other camelids don't behave the same as wool in the finished sweater.

Learning the language of yarns and the importance of different characteristics is VERY useful ...

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rated 5 stars

Great Presentation

I like Clara's presentation style very much

rated 5 stars

Loved this Class!

This was a great class - I thought I knew so much about yarn, but I was wrong! I learned a lot & Clara has a very enjoyable teaching style; hope she will be teaching more Craftsy classes.

rated 5 stars

Know Your Wool

Interesting class. I am glad I took the time to learn more about the composition of my yarns. I have always been curious about yarn fibers and this class was very informative.


For $29.99 You Get:

  • 7 HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including a stash-busting hat pattern and fiber guide
  • Hours of detailed instruction
  • Answers from Clara in our virtual classroom
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