On this episode, Liz & Zontee walk you through the brand new catalog from Lion Brand, which includes dozens of new patterns that are sure to inspire. They talk about the themes that appear throughout the catalog, as well as highlighting 14 awesome new patterns that you’re sure to add to your to-make list!
Patterns discussed include:
- Crochet Garden Patch Granny Throw
- Crochet Mitered Diamonds Throw
- Knit Slip Stitch Sampler Throw
- Irish Crochet Shawl
- Crochet Circular Shrug
- Knit Raglan Sleeve Topper
- Knit Modernist Lace Shawl
- Crochet Driftwood Pullover
- Knit Ballet Wrap
- Knit Eloise Eyelet Cardi
- Knit Eyelet Swing Cardi
- Knit Luxe Lace Pullover
- Knit Crowded Cable Shrug
- Knit Crisscross Lace Shawl
Then Zontee interviews popular blogger, humorist, photographer, illustrator, and knitting teacher, Franklin Habit whose blog is The Panopticon and whose book is It Itches: a stash of knitting cartoons. Franklin tells us about some of the classes he teaches, how he got into antique patterns, and how to take a better fiber photo.
Next, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Liz & Zontee talk about some of the trend that they’re seeing in for the world of yarncrafting in 2012. Find out what colors will be in style, as well as how to interpret fashion and home decor trends into your knitting and crocheting.
On our next episode, we’ll be talking about textured stitches of different types, as well as patterns for Valentine’s Day. Do you have any favorite textured stitches: bobbles, cables, etc.? Tell us about the textures you love! 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.
Theme music is “Boy with a Coin” by Iron and Wine, from the PodSafe Music Network.
00:13 Intro & welcome
01:24 Listener comments & questions
08:15 The New Lion Brand Catalog
17:09 Interview with Franklin Habit
31:14 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
35:50 Thanks to our listeners and guest