Clara Parkes
Craftsy Instructor

Maine

I'm the publisher of Knitter's Review, author of The Knitter's Book of Yarn, The Knitter's Book of Wool, and The Knitter's Book of Socks. I have a thing for yarn.

Clara's Craftsy Classes

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Stashbusting

There's a world of fabulous fiber opportunities in every knitter's stash. Bring them out of the woolwork as you bust your yarn stash like never before! During class, fiber expert Clara Parkes will show you how to identify your mystery yarns so you'll know when to use them and whether to keep them. Clara will make it easy to decide what to finish and what to repurpose as she teaches you how to organize stash yarn and unfinished projects in useful new ways. You'll also learn handy methods for reclaiming yarn from unfinished projects, calculating the amount of any yarn you have left and storing your stash safely. Plus, bust your stash with tons of creative project ideas, including three exciting patterns!

 

$19.99 $29.99

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Know Your Yarn: Choose the Perfect Yarn Every Time

Join acclaimed author Clara Parkes for comprehensive guidance on identifying and choosing the yarn you need for the project you want! Find out the meaning of fiber terms such as staple, crimp, luster and micron. Then, discover the benefits and challenges of fiber from sheep, alpaca, goats, rabbits and other animals. Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of plant fibers: cotton, linen, hemp and bamboo. Explore the strengths and weaknesses for different silks, as well as for synthetic fibers. Clara will even demystify the different types of twist and why they matter. Finally, get tips for identifying mystery stash yarns, evaluating yarn from your local shop and much more. Match the right yarn to the right pattern with confidence and create projects you're thrilled with every time!

$24.99 $39.99

Clara's Projects

The Burn Test
Swatch Hat
Magic Ball Cowl
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