Episode 107: Almost Edible

Did you know you could knit with corn? Crochet with tofu? On the menu at Knitting Daily TV we look at edible foods that these unique fibers. We take a close examination on their properties, how they’re made, and how to use them to make beautiful projects.

Getting Started: Deborah Knight and Kim show us some edible yarns, such as yarn from corn, bamboo, tofu, and even seaweed.
Designer Spotlight: Robin Melanson joins Eunny to show off her recent work and demonstrate the “Rusalka” gloves made from Sea Silk
How-To: Kathy Elkins and Shay demonstrate a yummy scarf project made form cotton and soy yarn.
You Asked It: Liz examinations fibers made from edible sources, their origins and properties, and how they react to spinning or other use.
Knit Along: Sela Smith and Kim begin a new progressive project – the Coffee House Sweater from designer Melissa Leapman.

107-1 Almost Edible, Getting Started

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Deborah Knight from Yarnmarket.com visits with Kim about yarns and fibers available on the market today made from edible, or almost edible, sources, such as tofu, bamboo, and even seaweed. All yarns shown on this segment are available online at www.yarnmarket.com. Download a complete listing of the yarns showcased.

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Pickerington, OH 43147
(888) 996-9276
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107-2 Almost Edible, Designer Spotlight

pdfDownload Robin's Mitts


Robin Melanson, coauthor of Knitting New Mittens and Gloves (Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2008) (http://www.hnabooks.com/product/show/31024), visits with Eunny about her recent design work. She also demonstrates a pair of fingerless mitts from her book, made of soy silk yarn. Download the pattern for these mitts.

Unicorn Books & Crafts
1338 Ross Street
Petaluma, CA 94954
(800) 289-9276
(707) 762-3362
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*Unicorn Books & Crafts is a leading distributor of needlework and textile craft books.

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107-3 Almost Edible, How-To

pdfDownload Sublime Soya Cotton DK Scarf

Kathy Elkins from Webs yarn store visits with Shay about this easy, lacey scarf knit with cotton and soy silk yarn. She also demonstrates the importance of "life lines" while knitting. Download the Sublime Soya Cotton DK Scarf pattern. All materials for this scarf can be found at www.yarn.com.

WEBS, America’s Yarn Store
75 Service Center Road
Northampton, MA 01060
(800) FOR-WEBS (367-9327)
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107-4 Almost Edible, You Asked It

Carmen from Grand Forks, ND, asks “How do they really make yarns from food?” Liz examines how food becomes fiber, with a focus on hemp, flax, tencel, soy, bamboo, seaweed, and corn. All fibers and yarns shown in this segment were provided by Louet North America, www.louet.com.

Louet North America
3425 Hands Road
Prescott, ON, Canada
K0E 1T0
(613) 925-4502
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107-5 Almost Edible, Knit Along

pdfDownload the Coffee House Sweater

Sela Smith from Fiesta Yarns visits with Kim about the first steps in The Coffee House Sweater, a design by Melissa Leapman for Fiesta Yarns. Download the Coffee House Sweater pattern.

See step 2 of the Coffee House Sweater, sleeve construction (Segment 109-5)
See step 3 of the Coffee House Sweater, crocheted buttons (Segment 111-5)

Fiesta Yarns
5401 San Diego NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(506) 892-5008
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