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YARN SUBSTITUTIONS (knit/crochet) via Zoom - WEDNESDAY, Apr 21 from 6-7pm CT

Substituting a different yarn than what a pattern calls for can be a challenge. Join Elizabeth for a discussion of the myriad things to consider when making this decision.

Skills taught in this class:

  • Understanding how fiber content affects substitution
  • Calculating grist and how to use it
  • Understanding the limits of the CYCA weight classification system

Class Materials (click on the links to order your items for delivery or pick up before class; if shipping, please allow at least 5 days):
  • Yarn - not necessary
  • Needles/Hooks - not necessary
  • Paper and pen/pencil; calculator

Students must have access to Zoom!

Homework - Please print any handouts (sent via email prior to the class)

Meets 1x

Cancellation Policy - Student cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the class to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are subject to our regular return policy.



Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Must know basic knit or crochet; be able to recognize RS/WS; be able to fix minor mistakes; be able to "read" your knitting
Instructor: Elizabeth
Instructor Bio: Elizabeth joined the 3 Kittens staff in July 2017 as a sales associate and an instructor. She enjoys knitting cables and textures. She has had several designs published which can be found on Ravelry and at Elizabeth is a certified Master Knitter.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


  • 3 Kittens Needle Arts
  • The Village @ Mendota Heights
  • 750 Main Street, Suite 112-113
    St Paul, MN 55118
  • (651) 457-4969


  • Needlepoint Department
  • By Appointment 30-min or 1-hr:
    Tues-Sat: 10am - 3pm
  • Yarn Department
    Max 4 people at a time:
  • Tues/Wed/Fri/Sat: 10am - 3pm
    Thursday 10am - 7pm