Episode 102: The Sweater

On episode 102 Knitting Daily TV explores how to make the perfect sweater, and even embellish it with beads.

Getting Started: Kathy Elkins and Shay list all the tools you need before you even knit a stitch of any sweater.
Designer Spotlight: Author Michele Rose Orne and Eunny talk about embellishing knitwear with beads, and demonstrates her Amber Beaded Cardigan’s beaded embellishments.
How-To: Eunny and Liz demonstrate the “Shauna” Sweater, a merino sweater that is machine wash and dry.
You Asked It: Kim Werker answers questions about measuring yourself for a perfect fit and choices about added waist shaping to your garments.
You Made It: Wendy Bernard and Kim talk about Wendy’s pattern, “The Tomato” sweater, and the modifications that other knitters have made to the design.

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102-1 The Sweater, Getting Started

Kathy Elkins from Webs yarn store visits to discuss all the tools needed to make a sweater, such as tape measures, stitch markers, needles. For all the resources, including Ann Budd’s book The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns shown by Kathy, visit www.yarn.com.

WEBS, America’s Yarn Store
75 Service Center Road
Northampton, MA 01060
(800) FOR-WEBS (367-9327)
[email protected]

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102-2 The Sweater, Designer Spotlight

pdfDownload Amber Beaded Cardigan

Michele Rose Orne, author of Inspired to Knit (Interweave, 2008) explains the inspiration behind her original designs. She also talks about added special touches to her knitwear, such as the beads demonstrates added to the Amber Beaded Cardigan, which is made of Fiesta’s La Luz silk yarn. Download Amber Beaded Cardigan pattern, including a tutorial on added beaded embellishments to your design.

Sponsor Information:
Fiesta Yarns
5401 San Diego NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(506) 892-5008
[email protected]

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102-3 The Sweater, How-To

pdfDownload Shauna Sweater

Eunny and Liz demonstrate how to knit the “Shauna” Sweater, a cabled, long sleeve sweater made of Louet Gems, a 100% merino wool yarn that is machine washable and dryable. Download Shauna Sweater from Louet.

Louet North America
3425 Hands Road
Prescott, ON, Canada
K0E 1T0
(613) 925-4502
[email protected]
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102-4 The Sweater, You Asked It

Emily from Minneapolis, Minnesota, asks “How do I take my measurements for handmade sweaters?” Kim demonstrates the basic measurements to take before beginning any handmade sweater, and shares a trick: use a piece you already have that fits you beautifully and use those measurements.
Nancy in California asks, “How do I know when to began waist shaping?” Kim demonstrates the various options for creating the perfect waist shaping for handmade sweaters.
For tape measures perfect for measuring for fiber projects, visit www.yarnmarket.com.

Postal mail:
c/o Yarn Market, LLC
12936 Stonecreek Drive, Unit D
Pickerington, OH 43147(888) 996-9276
(614) 861-7223
[email protected]

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102-5 The Sweater, You Made It

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Wendy Bernard and Kim visit about Wendy’s “The Tomato” sweater, made famous by Amy Singer’s No Sheep for You book and www.knittingdaily.com. Wendy’s original is made of Blue Sky Alpacas organic cotton, which is also used for all the knitting community’s original versions. See what can be done to Wendy’s design to make it your own.

Blue Sky Alpacas, Inc.
PO Box 88
Cedar, MN 55011
(888) 460-8862
(763) 753-5815
questions and comments: [email protected]
wholesale orders: [email protected]
*Blue Sky Alpacas yarns and products are available exclusively through fine yarn stores. Click for a complete listing of stores and websites carrying Blue Sky Alpacas yarns.

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