Episode 407 – Wild About Wool
Wool is one of the most popular fibers for knitters and crocheters, it’s easy to work with and naturally elastic. In this episode of Knitting Daily TV you will see all types of wool and learn about it's benefits.
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Eunny shows you unspun wool and how it’s not just for spinners. She talks about the differences between “roving” and “top” and gives ideas for working with unspun fibers. Download tips and tricks for better knitting, from Series 400.
Meet Clara Parkes, wool expert and author of the book The Knitter's Book of Wool (Potter Craft, 2009) . She’ll translate the vast world of sheep and wool into the language and context of knitting. She also has a lesson on evaluating a wool yarn by determining fineness, staple length, and crimp.
Kristin demonstrates working in rounds rather than rows to produce both flat motifs, as in granny squares or shawls, and three-dimensional items like hats. Download the Granny Mania Motif Throw pattern from Coats and Clark and Redheart Yarn.
Barry Klein from Trendsetter Yarns and Laura Bryant from Prism Arts, Inc. present the wide variations in wool yarns, from twist to chain, and unspun to boucle. Download the Seta Print and Joy Scarf patterns.
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