Episode Five: Yarn

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Show notes:

Questions from episode four

Knitbot Yoked KAL on Ravelry and at Fancy TIger Crafts

What is yarn made from?

How superwash wool is made

Read more about the process yourself

Read an article by Clara Parkes on how to properly wash you wool garments

Worsted vs. woolen spun

Commercial vs hand dying 

Acid dyes vs. plant dyes 

Read article by Beth of Lorna's Laces on experience with natural dyes

Plies and pills

What determines yarn weights?

State of the textile industry in the US today

Further reading: The Knitter's Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes