Episode 607 - Global Inspiration

Jan 24, 2011

Travel through world cultures without having to leave your home! On this episode of Knitting Daily TV, host Eunny Jang and experts Kristin Omdahl and Shay Pendray look at designs and techniques that are part of global knitting traditions.

Watch a preview of episode 607:

Getting Started:


Eunny demonstrates twisted stitch knitting on this episode's Getting Started segment. Twisted knitting originated in Austria and creates a high relief, almost carved texture to knitwear. Really, twisted stitch knitting is similar to having one-stitch cables, except you work into the back of every stitch. Eunny demonstrates crossing your stitches while you're knitting, and crossing them before you knit them; just two ways to twist your stitches. For these tips and more, download your free eBook 22 Techniques for Knitters of All Levels.
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Designer Spotlight:


Kristin joins Marlaina Bird and Carl Koop for a lesson in yak fibers, how they go from the animal to yarn. With yak's natural crimp, this fiber allows for great stitch definition. Plus, yak fiber has great memory, so your knitwear will keep it's shape effortlessly. Download your free pattern for the knitted Gobi Cowl pattern, seen on this episode.
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Crochet Edgings and Trims:


A new look at crochet, Kristin Omdahl joins Shay in a series of Crochet Edgings and Trims, the newest segment of Knitting Daily TV. On this first installment, Kristin demonstrates how to attach your edging by seaming or by adding another row of crochet to your work. You can use these methods to crochet a round edging to become straight or vice versa, allowing for your own customization. Download the Crochet Flower Shawl Pattern seen on this episode, part of Kristin's private collection.  
Sponsored by Interweave.

How-To:


Becca Smith joins Shay to discuss Tunisian crochet done on big crochet hooks, perfect for fast projects. Becca demonstrates a Tunisian foundation row and Tunisian simple stitch, Tunisian knit stitch, and even how to make ruffles. Download your free Tunisian Crochet tutorial for more tips and techniques. For  information on large Tunisian crochet hooks, visit The BagSmith.
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Quick Tips:


Make your stranded colorwork even more even! Eunny demonstrates how to maintain the tension in your stranded colorwork by knitting it inside out--a great way to control your knitted floats. Because your work is inside out, your floats have to travel further and therefore are less likely to pucker. Learn this and other great techniques with your free download of 22 Techniques for Knitters of All Levels.
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dt1 wrote
on Apr 19, 2011 9:54 AM

I love knitting daily

i crochet  i love to see the patterns shown on the  show and how to make them or find listinging for them,such as in this show where shown circles and half circle,for edging but no patternn on how to make them {the circle i mean},Lots of things on the shows i would like to have the patterns to make them,Not just the ones offererd as free down loads   Thanks for the best show around    DT

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