Episode 408 – Crazy for Cotton

Whatever the climate, knitters and crocheters are crazy for cotton. In this episode of Knitting Daily TV we’ll take a closer look at this light fiber. It’s comfortable to wear and very durable, plus we’ll look at how embroiderers use cotton thread for their stitch work.

Preview of episode 408 is coming in February – please check back.

Back to Basics:
Eunny shares some tips on working with cotton. She will show you how to eliminate droop, minimize bulk plus other techniques that work well with cotton. Download tips and trick for better knitting.

 

Designer Spotlight:
On location, Shay will introduce you to an exciting program, Pathways into Professional Needlearts (PIPN). Learn how to make the needle arts your career as Shay catches up with past interns and Dr. Catherine Leslie, their mentor. 

 

How-To:
Eunny talks with Halcyon Blake as she demonstrates the construction of a simple cotton vest that can be worn year round. Download the Vail Island Vest pattern from Halcyon Yarns.

 

 

Crochet Corner:
Kristin will show you how to grow or shrink the width of your crochet fabric. Download the pattern for the Flamenco Fling Afghan from Coats and Clark and Redheart Yarn.

 

 

How-To:
Shay shows you how to use cotton embroidery thread to create adorable embroidered animal motifs. Download instructions for stitching a poodle for a cute tote bag, from Stitchy Kitty Fuzzy Puppy (Interweave, 2009).

Get the entire Series 400 of Knitting Daily TV on a 4-Disc DVD Collection! Click here to purchase DVDs of this season or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Knitting Daily TV is an exciting needle crafts how-to program on public television covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning. The show guides viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber. Download free patterns, meet trendsetting knit and crochet designers, and improve or learn new skills and techniques.

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