YarnCraft Episode 103 :: All About 5 Common Sweater Types

25 Oct

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On this bonus-length episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee take a look at the 5 common types of sweater construction. They review terms for different types of sweater bodies and sleeves.

Patterns discussed include:

Books discussed include:

Then Zontee interviews the Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky, who gets us thinking about charity crocheting and knitting.

Next, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee talk about ways to use stitch dictionaries and share an interview with designer Robyn Chachula, whose new book is Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia.

Robyn & her publisher are giving away a copy of the book to ONE lucky YarnCraft listener. For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this blog post about why you like stitch dictionaries and how you use them. Be sure to include your email address in the appropriate box, so that we can reach you if you win! Comments must be left by 11:59:59 EDT on November 1 to qualify.

Join us again in two weeks, when we talk about quick gift ideas. What are your favorite gift ideas and patterns? Let us know! Leave a message on the blog or email us at yarncraft [at] lionbrand [dot] com! You can also call in and leave a message at 774-452-YARN–that’s 774-452-9276.

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

Show Notes:
00:12 Intro & welcome
01:25 What’s on Liz & Zontee’s Hooks & Needles
04:37 Common Sweater Types & Terminology
22:50 Interview with Drew Emborsky
29:09 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
30:31 Interview with Robyn Chachula
42:07 Thanks to our listeners and guests

  • Yarnette

    I like using stitch dictionaries to kick my knitting and crocheting up a notch and try new things.

  • Margaret

    Stitch dictionaries are a great source of inspiration when trying to plan out a new project.

  • Patricia McCurry

    Something told me to stop my day and come to find the podcast, and I’m SO glad I did. I know better than to ignore that ‘still small voice’ and here I am, once again blown away by the density of information on your podcast!  I gotta say, I felt a special kinship for the CrochetDude, as our mothers passing has left such a huge hole in our hearts.  I was also taken by Robyn’s giggle.  I appreciate the chance to win the Stitch Dictionary at this time because I have just begun a crochet class at church and have been humbled by the result.  I have created a monster in that I can’t quite keep up with the demand to learn new stitches and help each one work on their newest gotta-have project!  Thanks for such wonderful inspiration!
    Patricia McCurry (from terrymccurry@windstream.net)

  • gayletorrey

    I like to try the stitch patterns in a dictionary with different weights of yarn to see how the look changes.I have an old one done in black and white and would love to compare to a book with color photos! Thanks for the podcast, I really enjoy it. Gayle Torrey   gayletorrey@yahoo.com

  • Nenita_NY

    As a new knitter, I use the dictionary on a regular basis. It’s like my bible. ;)

  • Gojenn

    I have used a stitch dictionary when making squares for a scrap crochet afghan. I’d love to have Robyn’s book!
    Jennifer Bryant
    Gojenn on Ravelry

  • Tewing

    Stitch dictionaries are a must-have! I have had the Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework for years, which has a section of the various knitting and crochet stitches. I enjoy knitting and crocheting when my husband and I are on long road trips. I tuck the book under the front seat so if I have difficulty with a pattern, I have the answer right at hand. Robyn’s book would make a wonderful addition to my collection of needlework books. Enjoy your day!

  • Rebecca

    I own the knitting dictionary and a crochet one would be great.