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Club Room Opening

 

The ceiling is in! We are getting everything organized and put back in place. It is so bright & nice now.

This means we are officially starting up the Thursday afternoon Fiber Closet Club on March 3rd. Bring your current project and join in the fun. Everyone is welcome: knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, rug hookers, all the fiber arts. Meetings will be every Thursday from 3pm – 5pm in the new club room.

As a reminder, we care greatly about the safety of our customers (and ourselves). When the weather is inclement, the shop will be closed. Please call before you visit if there is severe weather in our area.

Plans are underway for the 2nd annual Illiana Yarn Crawl. Watch this newsletter for announcements when they become available. The dates for 2016 are tentatively set for July 15-28.

Cheryl & Gina have started to Periscope (a live video chat), podcast and record video tutorials. They have set up a mini recording studio in the shop. Stop in & check it out. It’s going to be fun.

The dye room will be set back up soon so look for Cheryl Ann’s Hand-dyed yarn to be back in the shop in the near future.

Be sure to mark April 15-16th on your calendar. The Fiber Closet will be vending at The Fiber Event in Greencastle, Indiana. Our shop will be closed April 14 – 17th.

If you have not yet joined the Facebook group, please go to the Club’s Facebook page & request to join. We will make sure you are added to the group. To join the Thursday Club meeting….simply show up. You will be welcomed with heartfelt smiles & friendly faces.

We hope to see you soon in The Fiber Closet Facebook group and in the shop.

Cheryl & Gina

 

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Fine Yarn and Light Yarn Categories

Yarn Categories 2 and 3

Fine yarn and Light yarn are some of my favorite yarns.

Light YarnYarn Category 3

DK  (double knitting) weight and light worsted yarns fall into this category. These light yarns are just a little bit thicker than fine yarns and a tiny bit thinner than medium yarns.

Light yarn knits at 21-24 stitches per 4 inches on US Size 5-7 needles.

Fine YarnYarn Category 2

Sport and baby yarns fall in this category.

Fine yarn knits at 23-26 stitches per 4 inches on US Size 3-5 needles.

Fine Yarn and Light Yarn Uses

Sport weight yarn and DK (double knitting) weight yarn are often viewed as interchangeable but sport weight yarn is slightly thinner and lighter.

Both Fine yarn and Light yarn are used for socks, slippers, mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, shawls, wraps, cardigans, sweaters, baby items and other accessories.

 

Next blog, we will discuss the final two Categories:   1, Super Fine and 0, Lace.

 

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