YarnCraft Episode 142 :: Pattern Anatomy – How to Read (and Write) a Knit or Crochet Pattern

28 May

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YarnCraft Episode 142 :: Pattern Anatomy - How to Read (and Write) a Knit or Crochet PatternIf you’ve ever had questions about reading (or writing!) patterns, this is the episode for you! Join Zontee and Michelle as they explore the different elements of patterns–and how they are created.

Learn why pattern-reading is a lot like recipe-reading, and find out where some designers get the inspiration for their incredible designs.

Plus Zontee and Michelle answer a listener question and share tips on plane-friendly travel projects.

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, Michelle takes us to her movie corner, where we explore favorite films that feature needlework in scenes major and minor.

Join us in two weeks when we talk about socks and other sock-yarn projects. What are your favorite sock or sock-yarn patterns? Share them 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. 

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

00:11 Intro & welcome
01:04 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles
05:37 Pattern anatomy
28:05 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
38:00 Thanks to our listeners

  • kroshaykel

    The list of movies that feature needlework made me think about the current series of books I’m listening to (which crocheting!) or reading when I find the time. The series is called A Modern Witch by Debora Geary. The books are about (as the name suggests) witches living in modern times/today. The author has cleverly woven (do not excuse the pun) knitting lightly into the storyline. Witches with “fire elemental power” utilize knitting as a form of stress release… pretty cool!

  • yarning4asmile.blogspot.com

    TV Show with Knitting/Crochet – New Girl she always has yarn on her dresser and even made the statement “What’s my one rule? …. Don’t steal my yarn man! ” I am also almost positive there is knitting in either The Labyrinth or Dark Crystal… I am watching both within the next few days with my boys so I will let you know for sure :)

  • yarning4asmile.blogspot.com

    Oh Also keep patterns organized. I have a binder for ones I print, I created a file separated into smaller files from ones I download and I keep all Magazines and Books organized as well with Post it in them for patterns I want to make…

  • yarning4asmile.blogspot.com

    ok was not in the labyrinth lol maybe it was in Dark Crystal…. or maybe I am crazy

  • Guest

    check out this list I found of books/movies etc with knitting/crochet in them

  • yarning4asmile.blogspot.com

    http://www.hipforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?t=147076
    List movies/Books/TV with crochet/knit in them

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    Let us know if you spot it in Dark Crystal!

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    Neat! Thanks for sharing!

  • yarning4asmile.blogspot.com

    I didn’t see it :( But I remember seeing a scene in an 80′s movie like that… which now makes me want to have an 80′s throwback movie weekend :) I will let you guys know what I discover…

  • http://profiles.google.com/wzrdreams Grace Jones

    I brought so many projects on my honeymoon! I had 4 projects in my carry on bag and a bunch of extra yarn in my suitcase. The project that got the most attention was a bikini top that I was knitting out of the Martha Stewart Cotton Hemp. We went on a tropical honeymoon so it was a good project since the yarn doesn’t mind a little sunblock smudges here and there.