This episode of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell is our ode to color — intermediate stitch techniques, a look at different types of dyed fibers, and a project that shows off beautifully water-colored yarn!
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In the Studio
1st Guest: Taiu Landra, Owner of KOIGU
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We’re in the studio with the Taiu Landra, owner of Kiogu a yarn company known for its color techniques. Taiu shows us 3 of her most popular yarns, shares how different elements can affect the end result of her dye design, and teaches how to make a triangle shawl, from the top-center-out, while playing with the watercolor effect of combining several colorways of Koigu’s Othello yarn.
Make it: Painter’s Palette Triangle Scarf
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Andrea is know for her use of color, whether it be for her hugely popular Your So Faded series of designs or her stunning use of bi-color brioche stitch. The latter is the focus of her time with us and she demonstrates, through a series of swatches, how to work the stitch pattern in (in both English and Continental methods) and fix those dreaded mistakes!
Make it: Brioche Swatches
More from Andrea:
Vanilla Fog Pattern
Knit Fit with Personal Trainer, Britny Fowler
After long periods of time, knitting and crochet can be hard on our bodies. We leave the studio for a break with Personal Trainer, Britny Fowler who shows us a few exercises to keep our cores strong so less stress is put on our backs during power sessions of sitting and stitching!
We end the episode with a Vic’s Tip showcasing the Bargello Stitch pattern (from Vogue’s Stitchionary: Volume Three), a great, up-the-ante color alternative to plain ol’ stripes!
Needles used in this tip: Zing Single Pointed Needles
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