Do you have Yarn Smarts?

Wondering if you really know a lot about yarn and patterns? Test your knowledge here:

5 Easy Questions (Well, maybe not so easy…) Answers below!

1. Yarns are numbered 1 through 6. These numbers refer to:
A. The number of plies.
B. How many years the yarn has been on market.
C. The weight or thickness of the yarn.
D. All of the above.

2. If I substitute a different yarn than the yarn specified in the pattern, it is important to:
A. Do a gauge swatch to check that I can stitch to the same gauge.
B. Use yarn with the same yardage in the skein or ball.
C. Use yarn with the exact same fiber content.
D. All of the above.

3. When checking gauge for a garment, which of these are important?
A. Measure gauge with the swatch pinned to my body at the same spot the garment will be worn.
B. Do a swatch of at least 4 inches by 4 inches and measure flat; change hook or needle size until swatch measures the same as the gauge given in the pattern.
C. Use the same size hook or needle to get the gauge as the pattern specifies, loosening or tightening my stitches to get the right number of stitches and rows.
D. All of the above.

4. Pattern instructions have parentheses for which of these reasons?
A. To set off numbers that refer to number of stitches for different sizes.
B. To set off stitches to be worked as a group a specific number of times.
C. To indicate steps to be done all into the same stitch.
D. All of the above.

5. Asterisks in the pattern indicate:
A. A point of repeat; such as repeat from *.
B. A place to stop and stretch your hands.
C. A stitch that you need to memorize.
D. All of the above.


answers5 correct: You are a 5 Star Super Star!
4 correct: You know your stuff!
3 or fewer correct: You should read the “Learn To” pages on the Red Heart site.

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