Have you ever substituted yarn in a pattern and it didn’t turn out quite right?
Either the size was off or the finished project didn’t look the same. Can I get a yes?! I had to learn the hard way that you can’t use whatever yarn you want with the same hook or needle size and have it turn out right. But that’s not to say yarn substitution isn’t possible!
In this episode of The BHooked Podcast you’ll learn how to avoid the frustration that comes from substituting yarn and finishing a project you’re not happy with. I’ll share my best practices for making a yarn substitution so you can be a little more confident the next time you can’t find the specific yarn a pattern calls for.
Mentioned in this Episode
3 Things You Must Do to Substitute Yarn | B.Hooked TV Episode
Yarn Weight Standards | Resource from The Craft Yarn Council
Susan Bates Gauge Tool | Get it on Amazon
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