Episode 104: Quick and Chunky

Grab your bon bons and forget about your diet because today chunky is in! Take a closer look at chunky yarns high in fiber, how they knit up so quickly, and even how to spin your own one-of-a-kind fat fiber.
Getting Started: Deborah Knight and Kim show off some bulky and super bulky yarns types, as well as extreme needles and hooks.
Designer Spotlight: Becca Smith demonstrates a Big Stitch Square Pillow, which combines yarns to create great texture and color variations on super size needles.
How-To: Sela Smith and Eunny demo the St Petersburg man’s scarf pattern using thicker yarns, which knits up quickly.
You Asked It: Liz Gipson demonstrates how to spin bulky, chunky yarns for one-of-a-kind fat fiber.
You Made It: Bonnie Burton and Shay explore the trend of short sweaters and demo a new colorful cropped overlay pattern, from Colorful Stitches.

104-1 Quick and Chunky, Getting Started

Download information from Yarn Market
Deborah Knight from Yarnmarket.com visits with Kim about chunky yarns, large knitting needles, and large crochet hooks. These yarns knit or crochet quickly, perfect for fast projects. Download a list of yarns shown on this segment, all available from www.yarnmarket.com.
c/o Yarn Market, LLC
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Pickerington, OH 43147
(888) 996-9276
(614) 861-7223
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104-2 Quick and Chunky, Designer Spotlight

Download Bagsmith Pillow
Becca Smith, from BagSmith, demonstrates how to knit a quick pillow project using a mixture of yarns and large needles. Hear Becca’s inspiration for this project when she meets up with host Kim Werker. Download the pattern for this pillow.
The BagSmith
20600 Chagrin Blvd. Suite 101
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
(88) 879-7224
(216) 921-3535
[email protected]
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104-3 Quick and Chunky, How-To

Download St. Petersburg Scarf

Eunny Jang and Sela Smith demonstrate the St. Petersburg Man’s Scarf, an easy project using thick yarns that anyone would love. This stockinette scarf won’t roll! Download the St. Petersburg Scarf  from Fiesta.
Fiesta Yarns
5401 San Diego NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(506) 892-5008
[email protected]
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104-4 Quick and Chunky, You Asked It

Allie from Laramie, Wyoming, asks “I’m spinning cobwebs, how do I spin a chunky yarn?” Liz Gipson demonstrates how to spin thicker yarns with Louet fibers and Louet’s Victoria spinning wheel, creating original yarn that will knit up quickly. The Victoria wheel is available from Louet and fine yarn stores.
Louet North America
3425 Hands Road
Prescott, ON, Canada
K0E 1T0
(613) 925-4502
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104-5 Quick and Chunky, Knit Along

Download Colorful Cropped Overlay
Bonnie Burton from Colorful Stitches stops by to chat with Shay about the latest knitting trend using thick yarns, the cropped cardigan. Bonnie’s pattern for the Colorful Cropped Overlay, a cropped cardigan using Colorful Stitches (yarn) is available online.Purchase the complete kit from Colorful Stitches.
Colorful Stitches
PO Box 2278
48 Main Street
Lenox, MA 01240
(800) 413-6111
(413) 637-8206
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