Afghans, throws, and baby blankets are always popular projects with fiber crafters, especially for beginners because they require minimal finishing. On Knitting Daily episode 310, you’ll learn how to make two afghans—one knitted, one crocheted.
Getting Started – Let’s get back to basics! Eunny gives a lesson on how to knit a blanket using a long, circular needle. Plus, she gives tips for managing such a large piece of fabric. Download 13 tips and tricks for improving your knitting, from Series 300.
Designer Spotlight – Kathy Merrick, designer and author of Crochet in Color (Interweave, 2009), joins Kim to demonstrate the Urchins and Limpets blanket, a textural, fun, and easy-to-crochet design that uses pops of color for added interest.
How-To – Kathy Elkins from WEBs yarn store is on-hand with a knitted blanket design, the Illusion Cube Blanket. This stunning design is actually simple to knit, using garter stitch hexagons and simple finishing techniques, which Kathy demonstrates. The results are an amazing array of color that looks a lot more complicated than it is.
Did You Know? – Kim offers tips for preserving and cleaning heirloom projects and children’s blankets. Eucalan’s new travel size care items are perfect for knitters and crocheters on the go!
SPONSORS – Interweave, CNS Yarns, WEBS, Eucalan