Episode 313 Eco-Friendly and Green

Jul 17, 2009


Learn more about the world of eco-friendly fibers on Knitting Daily episode 313. Guests share some of the ways that yarns are being made more sustainable and better for the environment. Plus, learn how to go green with some great projects using these yarns.

Getting Started – Lace is the perfect way to stretch those unique eco-friendly skeins of yarn. Eunny begins with a lace primer on yarn-overs and decreases. Download 13 tips and tricks for improving your knitting, from the hosts and guests on Knitting Daily.



Designer Spotlight –
Adina Klein joins Kim to talk about the creation process and attributes of “green” yarns. Plus, she shares how different yarns properties lend themselves to specific garments or looks. Download the pattern, a carry all made of eco-friendly yarn.



How-To –
Liz demonstrates how to dye yarn the eco-friendly way using natural materials like indigo and madder. Yes, you can dye your own yarn in the comfort of your kitchen using proper safety measures.



Did You Know? –
Kathy Elkins is back with tips for working with bamboo, linen, and sisal yarns; popular yarns on the market that you can feel good about knitting with. All the yarns shown in this segment are available at WEBS yarn store.



SPONSORS:
Interweave, Tahki Stacy Charles, WEBS


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LindaS@154 wrote
on Oct 24, 2009 11:36 AM

The white hat on display by Eunny. Where have I seen this pattern?

csday wrote
on Dec 13, 2009 12:42 PM

In this tv series 313, a cabled hat with ear flaps is on a stand and I would like to have the pattern. Is is listed somewhere because I could not find it in the free patterns. Thanks, Carolyn Day

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BrendaC@17 wrote
on Jan 13, 2010 7:20 PM

In the TV series 313, a cabled hat with ear flaps is on a stand and I would like to

have the pattern. Is it the pattern available ?

Thank you,

BrendaC@17

ReRe@2 wrote
on Jul 7, 2010 9:34 AM

Loved both the lace hat and the earflap hat.  Are the patterns available?

Thanks and keep up the good work!

sew.pieceful wrote
on Jan 1, 2011 3:30 PM

Hi, last week I came late to the program (#313) and towards the end they were showing a crochet stitch resembling a fan using two colors.  I believe it was the makings of an afghan and referred to pattern in this series(#313).  I would love to find the pattern as my new year's resolution is to use up some of the yarn I already have.  Hope someone can help!  Thanks! sew.pieceful

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