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January 17, 2014

Yarn Class 101 Yarn Lingo & calculate yards

Yarn Class

Yarn Class

Yarn Slang explained (skein, ball, hank, cake), How to use a Yarn Swift and Ball Winder, and How to  calculate yards used on a knit or crochet project. Take our starter Yarn Class here.  Watch the yarn class 101 video below.  Be sure to grab some scratch paper to help you figure out how much yarn you need for a project or check the math for something you have recently made to help confirm what the video talks about.

I recommend purchasing an inexpensive gram scale that can switch between ounces and grams.  Personally I use grams for weighing because it seems to be the most precise. I got my scale at a local office supply store for under $25 USD.

What is a skein of yarn?
What is a center pull ball?
What is an LYS?
What is a hank?
What is a yarn cake?
What is a Yarn Swift and how do I use one?
What is a Yarn Ball Winder and how to I use one?
How to figure out how much yarn I need or know how many yards are left?
How can I use a gram or postal scale to determine yards of yarn?
http://youtu.be/H8GCve7Vm8Q

All these questions compacted into this yarn class in less than 15 minutes.  Sit back, watch and share.  If you like what you see please subscribe! If you don’t have a yarn class near you here is the next best thing to help figure out how much yarn your project will take.

Happy Crafting!!

Kristen Mangus
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Slouchy Newsboy Hat (with alternate for no slouch) http://ow.ly/fQwgj
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Mossy Earflap Hat (specify for infant or toddler) http://ow.ly/fQxjN
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Thank you for subscribing & watching!

Yarn class rocks, just saying’ 😉

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the Owner, Host and Creative Director of GoodKnit Kisses. GoodKnit Kisses is a company positioned to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal on-line community of followers by sharing her personal passion for knitting and all things creative through YouTube video tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and patterns. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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