YarnCraft Episode 144 :: 5 Ways to Create Light & Airy Knit- and Crochetwear

25 Jun

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YarnCraft Episode 144 :: 5 Ways to Create Light & Airy Knit- and CrochetwearWant to know the best ways to create airy knit and crochet fabrics for summer? Find out on this episode of YarnCraft! Zontee and Michelle explore their favorite lace, mesh, and openwork stitches, as well as yarns that are summer-friendly so that you can create wonderful projects all summer long.

Patterns discussed include:

Yarns discussed include: Cotton-Ease®, Recycled Cotton, Baby’s First, Martha Stewart Crafts™ Cotton Hemp, Vanna’s Glamour®, Vanna’s Sequins, LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo, LB Collection® Wool Stainless Steel, Bonbons, and Jamie®.

Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we share ideas for planning, crafting for, and packing the perfect picnic! Get tips on packing wine, selecting foods, and of course, which patterns to try out!

We also want to congratulate Deebee and Ana Huron on winning our episode 143 giveway! Join us in our next episode for another chance to win!

Join us in two weeks when we talk about the “great divide” between knitting and crochet, as well as how to combine both crafts in your projects. Do you have any favorite ways to combine knitting and crochet? 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.

00:10 Intro & welcome
01:21 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles
05:14 Making light & airy fabrics
23:45 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
34:50 Contest winners
36:16 Thanks to our listeners

  • deebee

    My copy of Monster Knits for Little Monsters arrived today. The hats are so adorable. I plan to make the green “Alien Elf” for the grandbaby that’s on the way. The parents love a certain series of Sci Fi movies with a creature that looks just like the elf. Plus all the hats are made in Jiffy which is a good choice for babies.

  • Nikki

    This is my best argument for bridging the divide and learning both crafts. I once knit a baby blanket with border instructions which included this lovely sequence:

    Working along BO side, pu 1 st, yo, pass 2nd st over 1st st, pass 2nd st over 1st st; pu 1 st in next st, yo, pass 2nd st over 1st st, pass 2nd st over 1st st, yo, pass 2nd st over 1st st,

    Once I dried my tears of frustration, un-crumpled the blanket and forced myself to work through this, I realized these are knit instructions for making a single crochet. Grabbed a hook, BOOM! Done. Seriously, the instructions could have read: sc around, working 3 sc in each corner stitch.

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    Hehe, thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    :-) Yes, it really does look like a certain creature… I’m sure they will love it! Glad you’re enjoying the book!

  • Dani

    My favorite project that includes some crochet is elefante by Susan B Anderson. I actually went out and bought the lion brand how to crochet pamphlet to make the elephant ears. They didn’t turn out like the picture, but it was a quick way to introduce myself to crochet.