On Knitting Daily episode 307, you can armchair travel across the globe! Take a closer look at global-inspired knitwear designs and techniques. Learn about cast-on and bind-off methods popular in other parts of the world, get inspired by fusion knitting, and start the first part of our new knitalong – a Fair Isle vest project designed by host Eunny Jang.
Getting Started – Eunny demonstrates various cast-on and bind-off methods from around the world. Download 13 tips and tricks for improving your knitting skills, from Series 300.
Designer Spotlight – Meet Andrea Wong and she joins Liz to demonstrate the Portuguese style of knitting on a simple baby bootie pattern. If you’re interested in the equipment to knit in the Portuguese style, visit AndreaWongKnits.com.
How-To – Eunny is back to show off Marianne Isager’s knitwear inspired by global textiles and traditions, in this case the South American or Incan textiles. Marianne calls this style of knitwear “fusion knitting,” and Eunny demonstrates a Marianne stitch pattern shown in her newest book, Inca Knits (Interweave, 2009).
Did You Know? – Shay joins Eunny for the first lesson in the Progressive Project, the Ivy League Vest, a Fair Isle colorwork pattern. Knit along with Eunny on this modern design with classic construction elements. The first lesson will be a 2-color corrugated ribbing.
SPONSORS: Interweave, Andrea Wong Knits