On this bonus-length episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee tackle the vernacular/slang/lingo of yarncrafters. We share tips for beginners learning to read patterns, explain how to find specific pattern abbreviations (and what they mean) on LionBrand.com and other resources, and demystify the world of online terminology. Find out what’s a WIP, why British and American knitters/crocheters sometimes have trouble understanding each other, and more. Zontee also mentions the book, KnitSpeak by Andrea Price, as a resource.
We also share a listener question on amigurumi–specifically joined rounds versus continuous spirals. Thanks to Lydia for submitting it!
Then Zontee interviews Vicki Stieffel (knittingnews on Twitter), co-author of the new book, Ten Secrets of the Laid Back Knitters. Vicki shares with us her tips for all yarncrafters on approaching your handiwork with a holistic approach.
Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee talk about patterns for 5 non-knit, no-crochet yarncrafts. Expand your yarn skills OR share them with family, friends, and even kids. Patterns discussed include:
- Woven Place Mats
- Woven Pixelated Scarf
- Woven “The Boyfriend Scarf”
- Woven His & Hers Scarves with One Warp
- Macramé-Inspired Plant Hangers
- Hooked Rug Samples
- Kids’ Yarncrafted Jewelry (6)
- Pom-Pom Rug (2)
- Pom-Pom Pillow