Episode 1002 – The Sweater
On this episode of Knitting Daily TV, host Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Clara Parkes dive into the basics and beyond of the knitted sweater.
Getting Started: Eunny begins this episode with a tutorial on all the basics of sweater construction. With her demonstration of increases, decreases, and explanation of shaping you’ll have a better understanding of what goes into knitting a full-fashioned sweater. Seen here is the Lattice Cardigan designed by Tammy Eigeman Thompson for Knit.wear Fall 2012. Eunny is wearing the Downtown Pullover, the cover sweater from the Fall 2012 issue of Interweave Knits designed by Amy Keefer. Sponsored by Interweave.
Knit Along, Agua Rios Vest Part 2: Kristin Omdahl is back with the second installment of the Agua Rios Vest knitalong. She’ll demonstrate how to shape the armhole and yoke for this top-down knitted vest. Download the free pattern for the Agua Rios Vest and knit along with Kristin. Sponsored by Interweave.
Yarn Spotlight: Join Eunny and Clara Parkes in the knitting lab as they go beyond merino to talk about long wools. What is a long wool and when is it best used in knitwear? Clara will explain. Featured here is Solitude Wool Yarn’s Romney 2-ply, a semi-worsted spun yarn which accentuates the wool’s shine and silkiness. For a strong yarn, this wool has a beautiful drape and is great for a variety of projects. Also seen here in the mustard color is Fancy Tiger’s Heirloom yarn. Sponsored by Solitude Wool.
Quick Tip: Eunny wraps up this episode with fun edgings and trims, including a great fringe known as the purse stitch that could be used for more than just edgings. Sponsored by Interweave.
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