Attention Lace Knitters! On episode 604 of Knitting Daily TV, Shay Pendray visits with new author Miriam Felton about her first book, Twist and Knit. Full of uniquely classical lace patterns, this project book is perfect for your special skeins of yarn. From traditional stoles to fun mitts and socks, the small scale projects in Miriam's book echo great knitted lace techniques.
Yes, Miriam is a lace knitting expert, and on her designer spotlight segment with Shay, she demonstrates some quick fixes for common mistakes in lace knitting, such as how to fix a wrongly crossed lace stitch pattern.
Watch Miriam's Designer Spotlight, on episode 604:
If you're intrigued with lace knitting, or you're an expert like Miriam, you can download her free pattern for the Polyphylla Cowl seen on this segment. A fun project that you can carry with you this spring, this cowl adds a bit of style to any cardigan, lightweight jacket, or pullover sweater. And when the weather cools down, it would look cute and feminine with a classic wool coat.
What lace projects have you been working on? Are you casting on for a traditional lace shawl? Or, being adventurous and adding lace stitches to projects in unexpected ways? Try knitting lace cuffs on your next sweater, add a lace edging to a cloche hat.
We want to hear from you about innovative and traditional lace projects you've knitted or are knitting. Leave a comment on this blog and you'll automatically be entered to win a copy of Miriam's Twist and Knit book, knitting needles, and yarn for your next lace project! It's a lace knitter's gift basket, and the perfect excuse to continue your lace knitting.
Thank you to Miriam Felton for donating her book to one lucky winner, and thank you to WEBS, America's Yarn Store, for donating needles and yarn. We'll randomly choose a winner next week, so be sure to share your comments soon. A winner will be randomly selected from all the comments on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 9am Mountain Time. Good luck!
You can see Miriam on Knitting Daily TV Series 600, now airing on Public Television. Or, get the entire Series 600 of Knitting Daily TV on a 4-Disc DVD Collection! Click here to purchase DVDs of this season or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.
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