YarnCraft Episode 33 :: Fashion Trends for 2009 and Top 10 Tips to Flatter Your Figure

27 Jan

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Look your best in the new year! Liz and Zontee share upcoming trends for 2009 fashions. Stay in style with beautiful, bold yellows, chunky stitches, and sculpted scarves! Look your very best in the new year with YarnCraft’s top 10 tips to flatter your body.

We also chat with knitwear designer, blogger, and author Stefanie Japel, who shares her insights into styles for this year, a sneak peak into her latest book, Glam Knits, her yarncrafting resolutions, and much more! For more with Stefanie — including fit tips — be sure to check out Episode 2 of YarnCraft!

Yarns discussed include:

Patterns discussed include:

Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life - Liz and Zontee prepare you for Valentine’s Day with easy, fun patterns for your loved ones. Many of these patterns are featured in BK4K, our monthly newsletter for crafting by and with children.

Don’t forget to join us at the 2009 Knit-Out event at the Mall of America for demos, door prizes, and more! Click here for more information on the great event.

To share your comments and thoughts, post a message on the blog, email to yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! In our next episode, we will recommend which yarns go well with certain projects. Do you have a favorite yarn for making lace, amigurumi, clothing, or any other project? Let us know and you may be included in our next show!

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Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.

Show Notes:
00:11 Intro & Welcome
01:20 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s hooks & needles
04:32 Trends for 2009
20:05 Stefanie Japel interview
30: 23 Stash This
33:28 Thanks to our guests

  • Sara

    Several problems: I’m having trouble listening to the podcast on the blog, iTunes hasn’t picked it up yet, and when I tried to save the episode (so I could keep it on my iPod), it tried to save as an HTML file.

    I’m really looking forward to hearing the episode!

  • Mishka

    The download files are definitely not working.

  • Angel

    I third that. The download isn’t working.

  • EL

    Download isn’t working: January 27 and 28.

  • victoria

    hey, are you still on the itune store?

  • Dale

    Glad to see all the messages above about it not on itunes; thought it was just me. Can’t wait to hear this podcast because I love Wool Ease Thick and Quick!

  • Ann

    I was wondering why the podcast keeps saying error and wont play? Usually I have no problelm listening to them. I look forward to the podcasts every two weeks I usually listen at the office while I’m doing my early morning filing.

    Hope it gets fixed quick.

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi Everyone! Sorry, we had some technical difficulties, but we’re up and running. Enjoy the episode!

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  • http://www.restlessgrace.blogspot.com Grace

    I don’t like Mustard and Citron. The look terrible on my skin tone and neither is really yellow. They remind me of the “avacado” refrigerators of the 70s. I just can’t find a yellow that isn’t named after some kind of food. Can’t a girl get some bright clean sunshine yellow over here? Hold the orange and green please!

    I love the recycled cotton colors though. LOVE. THAT. YARN.

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi Grace,

    For a bright yellow, check out Gardenia in LB Collection Cotton Bamboo, which I think is one of the most and wearable cheerful yellows. The sheen of the yarn also adds a lot to the brightness of the colors.

    Glad to hear you like Recycled Cotton!


  • nell hagan

    looking for a crocheted mobius. Any help out there

  • http://yarncraft.lionbrand.com YarnCraft

    Hi Nell,

    Lion Brand doesn’t have a crochet mobius strip, but a quick Google search yielded everything from cowls to shawls constructed as a crochet mobius.

    You could also simply crochet a rectangle to the dimensions you want, and then twist one of the short ends to face the other direction before seaming the two short ends together, creating a mobius strip. You can follow the assembly instructions in this pattern.

    Hope that helps!


  • Grace

    Hey Zontee, thanks for the suggestion!
    Cotton Bamboo will definitely be something to try for summer tops.

  • Dotty Clarkson

    I live in Florida, so worsted and bulky weights aren’t pratical. I used to find sport weight cotton, but haven’t found any in years. Is there any light weight cotton yarn out there?

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