How to Substitute Yarn
All levels | 6 min 15 sec
Substituting Yarn
You don’t always have to use the yarn suggested in patterns — but if you do stray from the recommended yarn, you’ll want to keep a few guidelines in mind. Debbie Stoller shares sage advice for substituting yarn, such as using a yarn in a similar gauge and weight and sticking to the same fiber family. Also important, you’ll learn how to calculate yardage requirements for your new yarn so you won’t run out in the middle of the project (or buy far more than you actually need).
Learn how to:
  • Choose an alternative yarn 
  • Calculate yardage requirements for projects

What you’ll get:
  • 1 HD video lesson you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Debbie Stoller
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
233 users recommended this class to a friend
Good basic start. Could you give guidance about using double strands of lighter weight and adjusting needle size?
March 7, 2023
ShirleyA. Tomany
Very informative. Thank you.
January 31, 2023
Elisabeth Nolet
Good and clear explanations.
More than 3 months ago