Episode 407 - Wild About Wool

Jan 21, 2010

Wool is one of the most popular fibers for knitters and crocheters, it’s easy to work with and naturally elastic. In this episode of Knitting Daily TV you will see all types of wool and learn about it's benefits.

Preview episode 407:

 

Back to Basics:
Eunny shows you unspun wool and how it’s not just for spinners. She talks about the differences between “roving” and “top” and gives ideas for working with unspun fibers. Download tips and tricks for better knitting, from Series 400.

  

 

Designer Spotlight:
Meet Clara Parkes, wool expert and author of the book The Knitter's Book of Wool (Potter Craft, 2009) . She’ll translate the vast world of sheep and wool into the language and context of knitting. She also has a lesson on evaluating a wool yarn by determining fineness, staple length, and crimp.

 

Crochet Corner:
Kristin demonstrates working in rounds rather than rows to produce both flat motifs, as in granny squares or shawls, and three-dimensional items like hats. Download the Granny Mania Motif Throw pattern from Coats and Clark and Redheart Yarn.  

 

 

How-To:
Barry Klein from Trendsetter Yarns and Laura Bryant from Prism Arts, Inc. present the wide variations in wool yarns, from twist to chain, and unspun to boucle. Download the Seta Print and Joy Scarf patterns.

 

 

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on Mar 6, 2010 10:30 PM

On todays program you showed a pair of cable one skein mittens that was a free

pattern and I cannot find it or how to print it out.  Could you please help me and

Thank You ~~ I am enjoying the knitting and crocheting very much.  Louise

mel365 wrote
on Mar 10, 2010 11:35 AM

I love this pattern because it joins as it goes - thank you

Mildred@2 wrote
on Mar 18, 2010 8:28 AM

Where would I find the pattern for Clara Parkes's cable wool fingerless mittens showcased on t his episode?  Loved this episode. . .so informative most especially about the pencil roving and knitting with it.

auntbot wrote
on Apr 27, 2010 1:49 AM

I also would like to know where to find the free pattern for Clara Parkes's cable wool fingerless mittens showcased on this episode?

judy houston wrote
on Jun 19, 2010 10:49 AM

Cannot find the patter for the fingerless mittens... I thought they said there was a free pattern on the website... Did I miss something? Are they here? help! Would love to try to make them.

on Aug 13, 2011 1:30 PM

in episode 407 Eunny is shown with a bright orange scarf.

Would you have directions for it. ?

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