On today’s episode of YarnCraft, Liz & Zontee start looking ahead to spring with patterns for shawls, shrugs, bags, and more. As the weather gets warmer, we start thinking about making garments and accessories that are bright and airy, as well as useful for layering. Find out why you’ll want to think about small projects and bright colors this season.
Patterns discussed include:
- Knit Crowded Cable Shrug
- Knit Princess Shrug
- Crochet Classic Sleeveless Top
- Crochet Modern Lace Shawl
- Knit Island Shawl
- Crochet Evening Allure Cape
- Crochet Modern Lace Scarf
- Crochet Striped Handle Tote
- Crochet Rainbow Burst Tote
- Knit Mini Market Tote
Also discussed are tips for “reversing shaping.” Resources mentioned include:
Next, we share interviews with three fiber artists whose yarn creations are inspiring and varied: Anna Hrachovec of MochiMochi Land, Ruth Marshall, and Suzanne Tidwell. These interviews were recorded at Vogue Knitting Live this past January.
Finally, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we check in with our listeners and find out where you are with your goals and resolutions. We also share tips for accomplishing some specific goals mentioned by listeners. Resources mentioned in this segment include the Universal Toe-Up Sock Formula and Melissa Leapman’s new book, Stashbuster Knits.
On our next episode, we’ll be talking about patterns and project ideas for the little ones in your life: from babies to tweens and beyond. Do you have a favorite project to make for kids? A favorite age range? A favorite tip? Or even a dilemma? Share your thoughts with us! 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.
00:12 Intro & welcome
01:33 Listener comments & questions
08:44 Spring-Friendly Projects
15:31 Interviews with Anna Hrachovec, Ruth Marshall, and Suzanne Tidwell
26:21 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
34:14 Thanks to our listeners and guest