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Reversibility Counts - Knitting Daily TV Episode 903

Sep 4, 2012

Reversibility knits and crochet give you various options for your wardrobe. Some sweaters or shawls are completely reversible, while others may have cuffs and collars that offer you the option of turning them up or down for a variety of different looks. On this episode of Knitting Daily TV, host Eunny Jang and experts Shay Pendray and Clara Parkes explore the reversible.

Watch a preview of episode 903:

 

Getting Started:
Eunny begins this episode with examples and demonstrations of reversible fabrics. Just because something is reversible, doesn't mean its exactly the same on both sides. This reversibility is displayed with the Chincoteague Jacket by Lisa Jacobs from the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits magazine (seen at right). By making this jacket with reversible stitches and with different buttons on each side, this jacket gives the wearer two different options.

Eunny also demonstrates reversible stitches and shows the viewer how to pick up stitches invisibly, so you can make anything reversible with the right stitch pattern and this invisible techniques for picking up stitches. 

Eunny is wearing the Peony Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald, featured in the Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits magazine.

 

Accessorize Me!
On this episode's Accessorize Me! segment, Eunny joins crochet expert Kristin Omdahl with a reversible crocheted mobius design that is made of strips of crocheted fabric. This Pompeii Mobius design is from Kristin's book The Finer Edge and will be available as a free download on KnittingDailyTV.com in late September 2012. Thank you for your patience.


For more detailed information about the Pompeii Mobius, purchase the entire season of Knitting Daily TV 900 on DVD or as a digital download and get a free bonus segment with Kristin that dives more in-depth into this mobius and crochet design elements.


Yarn Spotlight:
Eunny and Clara team up once again to discuss locally spun fibers and yarns, something that may be important to you in your quest for supporting local North American companies. On this Yarn Spotlight Clara discusses Buffalo Wool Company's Earth yarn, a yarn completely made in North America from Bison down and nylon. Clara will discuss why this tough animal makes deliciously soft yarn as well as the best uses for bison yarn. Also featured on this segment is Louet's Eastport Alpaca.
Sponsored by Buffalo Wool Company.

Watch the entire Yarn Spotlight, now available under the "video" tab on KnittingDailyTV.com:


Quick Tip:
Lastly on episode 903 Eunny teaches viewers how to make an invisible seam so your reversible fabrics can stay that way.

For more tips, techniques, and free patterns from Knitting Daily TV, visit KnittingDailyTV.com.

Get the entire Series 900 of Knitting Daily TV on a 4-Disc DVD Collection! Click here to purchase DVDs and individual episodes of this season (available July 2012) or previous seasons of Knitting Daily TV.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Knitting Daily TV is an exciting needle crafts how-to program on public television covering everything from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, and spinning. The show guides viewers in learning to make fun yet smart one-of-a-kind designs using the latest products in yarn and fiber. Download free patterns, meet trendsetting knit and crochet designers, and improve or learn new skills and techniques.

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