Thursday, May 23, 2013
Make It Fit!
Fit is the most important quality in making a hand knit wearable. This show explores ways to improve fit by taking good measurements, and how to ensure that garments can still fit even after you've made some big mistakes. First, Eunny offers tips on fixing knitting when you've made a piece either too long or too short. Then, Laura Bryant and Barry Klein share their advice on taking basic body measurements and figuring out ease before you start knitting garments. Next, on the crochet-along, Kristin and Marcy introduce the motif squares in the Chain Reaction Afghan, and various techniques for creating these motifs. Eunny wraps up with advice on fixing knitting to ensure fit. When all else fails: cut and sew.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
In, Around, and Through
Take knitting and crochet beyond simple stitches. First, Eunny demonstrates two different techniques for wrapped stitches, with examples of garments that use them for interesting impact. Then, K.T. Baldasaro showcases a variety of quick projects that can be knit with a single skein of yarn and some creative, cable techniques. Next, in the Chain Reaction Afghan crochet-along, Marcy and Kristin return to offer a lesson on post stitch techniques in crochet. See how post stitches can create different effects in the fabric. Finally, Eunny shares some advice on planning buttonholes in your knitting.