Are you inspired by Scandinavian stranded colorwork or Celtic cables? Did you ever notice that “English-style” knitting is also called “American-style” knitting? What is “Portuguese” knitting and why do they also do it in Turkey? Zontee and Michelle explore the fascinating world of knitting and crochet in this survey of the global influences that affect our yarncrafting.
Patterns discussed include:
- Crochet Celtic Afghan
- Knit Erin Afghan
- Knit Colorwork Sweater
- Irish Crochet Shawl
- Knitted Cowl Hood (featuring Shetland-style feather and fan lace)
- Loom Woven Houndstooth Scarf
For more about global techniques, be sure to check out Nicky Epstein’s Knitting on Top of the World.
Then on Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life, we explore options for storing and organizing your tools and yarn. Click here for Lion Brand’s Pinterest board on organization solutions. Click here for designer Kristina McGowan’s blog post on storage solutions. Click here for bags and cases on LionBrand.com.
[Pictured: Knit Limelight Stirrup Socks]
Giveaway winners: Congratulations to Elliotts Crafty Creations and Debbie Z. on winning last episode’s book giveaway! Stay tuned for future contests!
Join us in two weeks when we share some of our favorite YarnCraft interviews. What are your favorite interviews from the last 6 years? Tell us and you could be part of our next episode! 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.
00:10 Intro & welcome
01:01 What’s on Zontee & Michelle’s hooks & needles
03:47 Knitting and crochet techniques around the world
21:31 Stash This: Ideas for Your Crafting Life
33:02 Contest information
33:23 Thanks to our listeners