YarnCraft Episode 119 :: 5 Ways to Add Shaping to Your Knit/Crochet Garment, Plus an Interview with Ysolda Teague

19 Jun

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On this bonus-length episode of YarnCraft, Zontee & Michelle are joined by Patty Lyons, director of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio in New York City. They talk about all the various ways that you can add shaping to your garment in the bust, hips, stomach, and more.

From ribbing to “franken-piecing” your garment, find out the 5 ways that you can make a sweater, top, skirt, or other garment work for your unique body shape!

Michelle also shares recommendations for books that you can reference for more shaping tips:

Then, Zontee interviews designer Ysolda Teague, whose designs are known for their feminine style. Ysolda shares with us some of the inspiring moments she’s experienced, teaching yarncrafters around the world how to make garments that are right for them.

Finally, on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Zontee & Michelle talk about various styles of purses that you can make this summer. Favorite patterns discussed include:

Join us for our next episode, when we talk about summery patterns, PLUS some charity organizations you may be interested in checking out this season. Do you have a favorite pattern or organization? Share your thoughts! 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.

00:10 Intro & Welcome
01:26  What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles?
05:07 Ways to add garment shaping with Patty Lyons
27:33 Interview with Ysolda Teague
39:51 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
50:00 Thanks to our guests & listeners

  • Ana Huron

    I really enjoyed the podcast today!! I appreciated the shaping discussion…very helpful. I would add one more “necessary” step in measuring yourself, designing for yourself, and generally assessing yourself for a knitted garment and that is…..a-hem…..wear a good bra!!! Or a tummy-tucking undergarment that holds the shape firmly together.  So often, this one step makes the WHOLE difference in the way something fits me. Wear a bra that prevents our bosom from sagging PLEASE!! I always feel so good-looking when my womanly stuff is obediently in its place…..makes the knitting look fantastic.

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