Episode 113: Oh-so-fine

Spin thin on Knitting Daily TV. We’ve got the skinny on skinny yarns, and we’ll show you some great projects using fine yarns that won’t pull your hair out.

Getting Started: Deborah Knight shows us some of the latest skinny yarns, including a great collection of sock yarns
Designer Spotlight: Lisa Myers, coauthor of Knit So Fine joins Eunny for a demo on her skinny yarn legwarmers that use an elaborate traveling-stitch pattern that comes from traditional Austrian socks
How-To: Lisa Myers is back with Kim to demo a simple beret using skinny yarns
You Asked It: Liz demonstrates how to spin thin yarn with a mix of fibers
You Made It: Sela Smith and kim show variations on shawls and scarves made from Fiesta yarns

113-1 Oh-so-fine, Getting Started

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Deborah Knight joins Shay to show us some of the latest skinny yarns to hit the market, including a great collection of popular sock yarn. Download a listing of all the yarns shown, all available from www.yarnmarket.com.

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113-2 Oh-so-Fine, Designer Spotlight

pdfDownload Legwarmers

Lisa Myers, coauthor of Knit So Fine (Interweave, 2008), visits with Eunny about the unique construction of her legwarmers. The thin yarn used for the legwarmers allows for custom shaping. Plus, the traveling-stitch of the legwarmers is unique and detailed, inspired from traditional Austrian socks. Download the patterns for the Legwarmers

Interweave Press
201 E Fourth St
Loveland, CO 80537
(800) 272-2193

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113-3 Oh-so-fine, How-To

pdfDownload Crumpet Beret

Lisa Myers is back to discuss more skinny yarn designs. She demos a beret pattern using double-pointed needles that knits ups in the round with strategic increases to form a leaf motif.

Fairmount Fibers
915 N 28h Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(888) 566-9970
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113-4 Oh-so-fine, How-To

Julia Baldwin from Kansas asks, “What fibers are suitable for spinning thin yarns?” Liz Gipson, fiberista and spinner extraordinaire answers Julia’s question and demonstrates spinning skinny yarns on a hand spindle, using fiber from Louet’s spinning kits, available at fine yarn shops.

Louet North America
3425 Hands Road
Prescott, ON, Canada
K0E 1T0
(613) 925-4502
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113-5 Oh-so-fine, You Made It

pdfDownload Ballet Lace Scarf

Sela Smith and Kim show off variations of the Ballet Lace Scarf and a gorgeous knitted shawl, referred to as the “Famous Shawl,” all using thin yarns. Whether you want to play with the colorways or shaping, you can make these patterns show off your individuality. All the projects seen on this segment are made from Fiesta yarns. Download the pattern for the Ballet Lace Scarf.

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