Archive for October, 2006

lk2g-004: Top 10 Tips for Ribbon Knits

Do you ever wonder what to do with ribbon yarn? In this episode we’ll cover great tips and techniques for how to knit with ribbon.

Our Book review today is Ribbon Knits by Judi Alweil

What’s on the set:

  • Confessions of a Knitting Heretic by Annie Modesitt
  • Yarns – Estelle Dazzle railroad ribbon, Cherry Tree Hill Cashcott multi-railroad, Crystal Palace Deco, Cherry Tree Hill Pisa tape ribbon, Idena Sorbe, and Online Linie 118 Vision.
  • Personal Story – Drop stitch ribbon knit jacket made with Katia Chic ribbon yarn. Knitted sleeve to sleeve of my own design. Completed Spring 2004.
  • Swatches – Cherry Tree Hill Cashcott in Spanish Moss, Schachenmayr Nomotta Scaletta, and Katia Chic Ribbon.

What am I wearing:

  • Sweater made with cotton Schachenmayr Nomotta Scaletta from Inspiration 75. The pattern is actually designed for long sleeve, however, I made it with short sleeves. Completed Spring 2006.

What are your ribbon knitting experiences? Tell us about them! Leave a comment here on the site!

lk2g-003 If You Block It, Will it Fit?

In this episode we cover some tips about how to block knitted garments.

We uncover secrets about using blocking wires and a blocking board. We also discuss things which you can do to make a garment fit. You can learn more about these techniques from Leslye Solomon’s video The Handknitter’s Guide to Sweater Finishing.

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Have you had similar experiences in stressing about how to make it fit? Share your stories and feedback on the show by leaving a comment.

lk2g-002 NYC Knit-Out & Crochet

A field trip to the 8th Annual 2006 NYC Knit-Out & Crochet.

Knit-Out Logo

We met with:

Special thanks to Mimi, Ruth and Marcia from The Rockland Knitters!

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Music heard on this episode

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