Friday, August 17, 2012
Episode 13: Knit-Alongs (KAL)
Here are today's notes:
Knitalong, by Larissa Brown and Martin John Brown.
The pattern I made is called Meathead hat
Donna Druchunas' class: Knit Shop Workshop
Knitalong project, Independence Pillow, with knitpurlhunter.com
Michelle has great video tutorials for button holes, mattress seam, and invisible horizontal seams.
Wannabe Knitter KAL --Skill builder dishcloth
In September we will have a knitalong, and this KAL is specifically to build knitting skills. The challenge here is to choose a skill you wish to improve (ie. purling, lace, cables, color work, etc. . .). Cotton or a cotton/bamboo mix is the best type of yarn to use for this project, and is fairly inexpensive.
Knit a square using the skill of your choice, and then post a picture and an explanation of what skill it was you worked on. At the end of September, I will do a random-number drawing and give a prize to one person who finished the challenge. To be eligible to win, a picture of your finished project must be posted.
TINK= "knit" spelled backwards. when you have to undo a small section of knitted stitches, it's called a "TINK."
I visited the warehouse for www.yarnmarket.com
Twisted Sister yarn, colorways Zazu "Blue Curacao"
Tofutsies yarn is made from chitin (shrimp and crabshells). It is supposed to be antibacterial, and great for making socks. Warning: DO NOT USE IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO SHELLFISH!!
Free classes on Craftsy.com:
Know your Wool
They also have free classes on Modern Buttercream, Sewing Machine 911, and Craftsy block of the month (quilting).