Category: Kate’s Column

Kate Atherley is co-founder and co-publisher here at Digits & Threads. She writes a regular column that often, but not always, involves deep-dives into aspects of knitting.

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On Yarn Selection and Substitution

Just because a designer chose certain materials for a project, based on a variety of considerations, doesn’t mean that crafters need to use the same. When choosing supplies for a project, a crafter should take those same factors into consideration: personal values, ethical and environment concerns, access, cost, fibre content, brand, colours.

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How To Substitute Yarns in Knitting & Crochet

Substituting yarn involves more than simply finding a yarn of a similar weight. In this article, I cover many of the things you should consider, and why. I also provide some advice to designers and publishers to help them ensure that crafters can easily use yarns they love to make their patterns.

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