Happy Mistakes! Learn to purposely drop your stitches on Knitting Daily TV Episode 904.
We've all mistakenly dropped a stitch or two while knitting, and we've probably all had a minor meltdown when we've realized. But have you ever purposely dropped a stitch? On episode 904 of Knitting Daily TV join Eunny Jang, Clara Parkes, and Shay Pendray to learn how to intentionally drop your stitches for one-of-a-kind knitwear.
Host Eunny Jang begins this episode with a tutorial on intentionally dropped stitches, a design element that can create unique openwork in your knitwear. Eunny will also explain what yarns are most useful for dropped stitch techniques.
Shown on this episode is the Evolvere Shawl from Interweave Knits Spring 2012, a classic shawl with a dropped stitch edging. Also, Eunny is wearing the Breezeway Cardigan by Amy Gunderson, featured in the Summer 2012 issue of Knitscene magazine.
Shay Pendray joins up with favorite guests Laura Bryant and Barry Klein on this episode to talk more about dropped stitch designs. Practice your skills with the free scarf Laura is wearing on this episode. Download the Tencel Dropped Stitch Scarf.
Sponsored by Prism Arts, Inc. and Trendsetter Yarns.
Watch this segment with Laura and Barry and knit along:
The newest feature of Knitting Daily TV, the Yarn Spotlight, has Eunny and yarn expert Clara Parkes talking about chained or constructed yarns. Featured here is Sifa Silver Cotton by Figgi Yarns, a chained cotton yarn that also includes silver elements. This yarn contains 5-10% silver, which is anti-bacterial and has therapeutic qualities. The silver filament is injected into the yarn, but surprisingly does not make this yarn "blingy" in the least. Also shown on this episode is Tahki Stacy Charles' Melody yarn (multi-colored purple and blue) and Trendsetter's chained yarns (multi-colored thick yarn and ivory yarn).
Sponsored by Knit Outta the Box.
Eunny finishes up this episode with a quick tip for another dropped stitch technique, the wrapped drop stitch. Seen here is the Ironwork Shawl by Tara Miller, from the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits magazine.
We hope you'll tune in to Knitting Daily TV Episode 904 all about dropped stitches. As always, for more tips, techniques, and free patterns from Knitting Daily TV, visit KnittingDailyTV.com.
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