In her video workshop, Unexpected
Crochet Stitches for Afghans & Beyond, Robyn Chachula highlights
designing and working lace, granny motif, cabled, and colorwork afghans. She
begins by discussing yarn choice, which is vitally important regardless of if
you are working delicate lace or Tunisian stitches. And speaking of Tunisian
afghans, Robyn, the queen of stitch diagrams, provides great tips on reading
||Ariannah Sampler by Dora Ohrenstein
Using the Right Yarn for the Job
Does it give you the drape you want?
How do you care for the fabric?
Will it drape naturally (like a silk blend) or be naturally
elastic (like a merino wool) or be naturally stiff (like an acrylic); and what
do you want to do about it? Meaning do you or do you not want to block.
How does it wear? Does the fuzzy haze of fiber add to its
Every yarn should have a swatch made to test washability and