Episode 109: On the Surface

Jul 1, 2008
Embellish your knitwear with metal chains, sew on buttons, add embroidery. Knitting Daily dives into the world of embellishments!

Getting Started: Deborah Knight brings silk ribbon, beads, and roving to demonstrate the products you may need to embellish your knitwear
Designer Spotlight: Laura Irwin demonstrates her Formal Boot Bag, which is embellished with a metal chain and topped off by covered buttons.
How-To: Barry Klein and Laura Bryant visit with Kim and demo adding embellishment to knitwear as you knit.
You Asked It:Trudy Van Stralen is on hand with Shay to demonstrate how to add embellishments to the “Emma” lacey top.
Knit Along: Sela Smith from Fiesta Yarns joins Kim for step 2 of the progressive project, the Coffee House Sweater

109-1 On the Surface, Getting Started

Download information from Yarn Market

Deborah Knight from Yarnmarket.com and Eunny show you how to embellish your knitwear with various products available on the market, including a rhinestone button and silk ribbon. All the yarns and products shown can be found on www.yarnmarket.com. Download the list of yarns and products.

c/o Yarn Market, LLC
12936 Stonecreek Drive, Unit D
Pickerington, OH 43147
(888) 996-9276
(614) 861-7223


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109-2 On the Surface, Designer Spotlight

pdfDownload Formal Boot Bag

Laura Irwin, author of Knit Boutique, joins Eunny to talk about latest designs. Laura is known for embellishing knitwear with metal, beads, leather, and more. She demonstrates adding the metal chain and fabric covered buttons to her Formal Boot Bag, and partially felting bag appearing in Bag Style (Interweave, 2007). Download the pattern for the Formal Boot Bag, made from a tweed yarn produced by Tahki Stacy Charles.

Tahki Stacy Charles, Inc.
70-30 80th St. Building 36
Ridgewood, NY 11385
(800) 338-YARN

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109-3 On the Surface, How-To

pdfDownload the Segue and Checkmate with Ruffles and Chips scarves
pdfDownload the Merino Sei, Aura, and “Chips” scarf variations
pdfDownload the Pepita & Chips Street Pullover, (the embellished sweater worn by Laura Bryant.)
pdfDownload the Dolcino Pullover with “Boxes” trim
pdfDownload the Dolcino Tank with Ruffles Border

Barry Klein from Trendsetter and Laura Bryant from Prism Arts visit with Kim about embellishing knitwear, with a demonstration of adding the embellishments as you knit as opposed to pre-stringing the bangles on the yarn beforehand. Start embellishing with Trendsetter’s fun designs, which include fun ruffled and boxy bangles!

Trendsetter Yarns
Trendsetter International
16745 Saticoy Street Suite 101
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(800) 446-2425
(818) 780-5497

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109-4 On the Surface, You Asked It

Laine from Chicago asks, “What are some simple ways to embroider on knits?” Trudy Van Stralen and Shay explore easy embroidery on a simple knitted tank top. The Louet yarns used in this segment are available at fine yarn shops.

Louet North America
3425 Hands Road
Prescott, ON, Canada
K0E 1T0
(613) 925-4502
for pattern support, e-mail Lynda@louet.com.

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109-5 On the Surface, Knit Along

pdfDownload the Coffee House Sweater

Sela Smith from Fiesta Yarns is back to visit with Kim about the next steps in The Coffee House Sweater, how to shape the armholes for the sleeves. Download the Coffee House Sweater pattern by Melissa Leapman for Fiesta Yarns.

See step 1 of the Coffee House Sweater, sleeve construction (Segment 107-5)
See step 3 of the Coffee House Sweater, crocheted buttons (Segment to 111-5)

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

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Michelle M@2 wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:11 AM
Woo-hoo! Embellishment with beads!
JessicaC wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:11 AM
What is the word that was used during the episode for "chips and ruffles" for embellishment?
ElleL wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:11 AM
I was looking at some of the crochet patterns you have on your site. It would appear that some of them are written with symbols, rather than words. For some , this is imposible to follow. Experienced crocheters like to follow written directions and not symbolic instructions. Please print both. Thanks.
KristenF wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:11 AM
Wow and Bravo ! I love the new format especially the links to yarn companies and the link to KnittingdailyTV.com AND the Free patterns. By the way, I was unable to find KnittingdailyTV listed on our PBS schedule in Portland Oregon. Like my Canadian sisters when will be able to see it here? Thanks as always for your great knitter primers - I love it when I open up my Inbox and you are there!! Kris in snowy Portland, OR
Patti@2 wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:11 AM
I am new to knitting but can hardly wait to try these wonderful projects! Patti
Lodi wrote
on Jul 1, 2008 1:11 AM
Where are the directions for the cuff of coffee house sweater? It doesn't show how the cuff is knitted as shown on #107? Thanks
on Mar 2, 2012 10:35 PM

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