Friday, August 7, 2015
Episode 94 - Knitting top-down
Elizabeth Doherty's new book Top Down: Reimagining Set-in Sleeve Design is exciting to me because it takes the set-in sleeve sweater style, turns it upside down, and teaches us how and why we can knit sweaters in this direction, create fitted sleeves, and why we benefit from the exercise. I know Elizabeth personally and I will tell you that she is smart, thoughtful, and funny. This book takes Elizabeth's voice, combines it with the beautiful photography, yarns, and skilled knitting of Elizabeth's sample knitters (Hi Erin from Doubleknit!) and takes off running for the win. Lest you be afraid you won't understand the technical bits, the technique is supported by 6 classic patterns that are simple, yet elegant. I personally would love to get three of them on the needles. :) Needless to say, Gayle and I are both fans of this book, and hope you will be too.
What are we wearing?
Since we aren't wearing too many knitted garments this August, we talked about knitted items we have been using, including knit washcloths, and crochet bath scrubbies.
Echoes of Color by Joji Locatelli
Gayle's Echoes of Friendship
What are we stalking?
Breezeway Pullover by Kirsten Hipskey
Edie by Isabel Kraemer
Whippet by Ankestrick
Color Affection by Veera Valimaki
Miss Babs' Yet
Manzanita Tee by Rosemary Hill
Neoma's Shawl by Rosemary Hill
Little City Tee by Rosemary Hill
Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme Splash
Peanut Warmer by Taiga Hilliard Designs
What are we knitting?
Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Polaris by Hiroku Fukatsu
a new shawl from Elizabeth Doherty
Razzle by Allie Coffey
Deep Breath Sweater by Kirsten Hipskey
What have we finished?
Pagona by Stephen West
Gayle's Advent calender Smittens
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