By popular demand, more yarn talk!
Animal to yarn
pilling a result of length of fiber
properties of various animal fibers: wool, alpaca, angora, alpaca, mohair, cashmere
worsted and worsted
weights of yarn
yarn choice when knitting at a loose gauge
Questions from episode four
What is yarn made from?
How superwash wool is made
Worsted vs. woolen spun
Commercial vs hand dying
Acid dyes vs. plant dyes
Plies and pills
What determines yarn weights?
State of the textile industry in the US today
Further reading: The Knitter's Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes
Congratulations to Fi of the UK for winning the giveaway from episode 3!
Question from listener about ease in garments
Pam's Favorite Buttonhole: double yo
work row 1 (RS) to 2 stitches before the buttonhole stitch.
make a double yarn over by bringing the yarn through the needles to the front, then over the RH needle to the back, then to the front between the needles again.
knit the next 2 stitches together, knit to the end of the row.
work row 2 to the yarn over, purl into the yarn over, letting the second wrap drop from the left needle, work to the end of the row.
work row 3 to the stitch above the buttonhole, knit into the hole (not the stitch above) and carry on.
Hannah's Favorite Buttonhole: one row buttonhole
bring yarn to front
slip 1 stitch from left to right needle
move yarn to back
slip 1 stitch from left to right needle. Pass first sl st over 2nd sl st.
Repeat twice more, a total of 3 sts bound off (or as many as you want)
Slip last st you bound off back to your left needle, turn work so WS is facing you.
cast on 4 sts, which is 1 more than we bound off, onto your left needle with a knitted cast on, turn your work so that RS is facing once again
Slip 1 st from left needle to right needle. Cast the last cast on st over the slipped st. You now have a buttonhole slit 3 sts wide.
Placement of buttonholes
Picking up for a band along vertical, diagonal and horizontal edges
Practice picking up stitches on your gauge swatch
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