Episode 408 - Crazy for Cotton

Jan 21, 2010

Whatever the climate, knitters and crocheters are crazy for cotton. In this episode of Knitting Daily TV we’ll take a closer look at this light fiber. It’s comfortable to wear and very durable, plus we’ll look at how embroiderers use cotton thread for their stitch work.

Preview of episode 408 is coming in February - please check back.

Back to Basics:
Eunny shares some tips on working with cotton. She will show you how to eliminate droop, minimize bulk plus other techniques that work well with cotton. Download tips and trick for better knitting.


Designer Spotlight:
On location, Shay will introduce you to an exciting program, Pathways into Professional Needlearts (PIPN). Learn how to make the needle arts your career as Shay catches up with past interns and Dr. Catherine Leslie, their mentor. Learn more about the PIPN project.


Eunny talks with Halcyon Blake as she demonstrates the construction of a simple cotton vest that can be worn year round. Download the Vail Island Vest pattern from Halcyon Yarns.



Crochet Corner:
Kristin will show you how to grow or shrink the width of your crochet fabric. Download the pattern for the Flamenco Fling Afghan from Coats and Clark and Redheart Yarn.



Shay shows you how to use cotton embroidery thread to create adorable embroidered animal motifs. Download instructions for stitching a poodle for a cute tote bag, from Stitchy Kitty Fuzzy Puppy (Interweave, 2009).

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johanna wrote
on Apr 2, 2010 10:40 AM

Enjoyed the Embroidery very much

CharlineW wrote
on Apr 4, 2010 3:36 PM

Where can I get the instructions for the increasing and decreasing stitch shown on  today's #408 show? Is it used in the Flamenco Afghan???

Robbi@q.com wrote
on Sep 7, 2010 8:02 PM

Loved the Vaill Vest with the Halcyon yarn!!  Can't wait to make it.  Loved the suggestions on how to make cotton lighter, throughout the whole show!  Thank you for that info!!

Also was very interested in the segment where the students were on, I would love to do what I love for work, so now I have some places to look into!!!

Scigaj wrote
on Jun 18, 2011 3:12 PM

What did you call the unique wrong side look when the tension is different on the purl side from the knit side. I couldn't catch your wording on the program and I have seen it on my recent sweater knit project. Anyway to correct it?

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