Episode 905 – Details, Details
It's all about the details on this episode of Knitting Daily TV! Hosted by the editor of Interweave Knits magazine Eunny Jang, this episode dives into yak yarns, alpaca designs, I-cord techniques, and much more.
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Eunny begins this episode with simple design techniques that create a big impact. Even the simplest stitch can carry big weight. Shown here is the Cobble Hill Pullover from the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits magazine. This pullover can be worn a variety of ways, featuring both a wide v-neck and slouchy shawl collar and reversible seaming, this pullover can be worn upside down and even inside out!
Sponsored by Interweave.
Eunny is wearing the Seberg Sweater designed by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark for Knitscene Spring 2012 issue.
Eunny joins up with expert Shay Pendray on this episode's Accessorize Me! segment to share a unisex trio of hat, scarf, and vest made with Alpaca yarn. This trio comes from The Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America (AFCNA) which celebrates mostly family-owned small alpaca farms throughout North America. The durable, soft alpaca yarns are considered hypo-allergenic since they don't contain lanolin and aren't chemically treated during processing. Alpaca, a sustainable and earth-friendly natural fiber, is light-weight and warm for cooler weather. Download the Drop Stitch hat, scarf, and vest pattern and knit along with Eunny.
Sponsored by the Alpaca Fiber Cooperative of North America (AFCNA).Visit the America's Alpaca store for the yarns seen in this segment.
Eunny and Clara dive into unique yarn blends on this episode's Yarn Spotlight. What do you get when you cross a yak with bamboo?! You get Bijou Basin's Lhasa Wilderness yarn, a blend of yak fiber and bamboo that creates a soft fiber with luster. Both soft and easy to knit with, this yarn has wonderful strength and good drape for a variety of projects. Also shown on this episode are Lorna Lace's pearl yarn (dark blue) and Classic Elite's Bamboo (light blue).
Sponsored by Bijou Basin Ranch.
Eunny wraps up with episode on details with a method for attaching I-cord to a knitted edge. Seen here is the Peplum and Pleat Jacket from the Winter 2011 issue of Interweave Knits magazine. This jacket has I-cord edging on the collar and sleeves for a small detail that creates elegant finishing.
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