Episode 808 – A Touch of Whimsy

Add a touch of whimsy to your work! On this episode of Knitting Daily TV, host Eunny Jang and expert Kristin Omdahl explore fun ways to add that extra touch of fun to your knit and crochet projects, from cables to beads, and ruffles to ruching.

Watch a preview of episode 808, A Touch of Whimsy:


Getting Started:
Eunny begins this episode by turning cables on the diagonal with her primer for bias cable knitting. Get more tips and techniques from Eunny and other guests of Knitting Daily TV with your free eBook for Knitters of All Skill Levels.
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Eunny is wearing a cardigan from the Spring 2011 issue of Interweave Knits.


How-To:
Kristin and Eunny join up for this episode's How-To segment to discuss drape, ruffles, and ruching. These feminine touches can make your knitting and crochet stand out from the crowd. Download the free patterns for the Clinton Vest and the Dairy Maid Halter top seen on this segment. Both these patterns have subtle details and would be great additions to a spring or summer wardrobe. All the projects shown on this How-To segment are from the designer crew at Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc. Visit their website for more information.
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Crochet Corner:
Kristin continues looking at crocheting with thin threads and yarns on this episode, and this time shows off some fun vintage pot holders. You can modernize these looks with the quick basics that Kristin discusses, such as crocheting around bottle caps!
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Kristin is wearing a kimono from her Crochet Edgings book.


Quick Tip:
Eunny wraps up this episode with a quick tip for a beaded cast-on. This easy cast-on adds weight to the edge of your handknits, adding beautiful drape, and can be a fun way to incorporate beads of various colors to your work. For more tips like this, download your free eBook of 40 Tips and Techniques for Knitters of All Levels.
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