Guest: Kathy chats with Kirsten about the spring Valley Yarns collection.
- Gathering Cardigan in Valley Yarns Greenfield
- Manta Top Down Tee in Longmeadow
- Pincushion Moss Crocheted Shawl in Southwick
- Carle Baby Cardigan in Superwash DK
- Teal Top Down Cardigan in Goshen
- Nemi Lace Cowl in Charlemont
Guest: Kathy chats with Karen, our store manager. She talks about our upcoming Authors Event. We’re going to have many authors at the store for one big party on Sunday, March 27th from 1pm-4pm. Authors include Mary Beth Temple, Gail Callahan, Melissa LaBarre and Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Hilary Price, and many more. Check out the page for the event on the website!
Tips & Techniques: Cabling
Kirsten gives some tips for cabling. If you can braid hair, you can cable! You’re just rearranging the order of stitches on your needle. Cables are usually set against reverse stockinette stitch, but this isn’t necessary. Kirsten recommends working cables with wool or wool blends with several plies, or a lot of twist. Solid yarns are also recommended so they don’t take away from the pop of the cable.
There are a couple methods to work cables, but the most assured way is to use a cable needle. It also helps understand what is happening with the stitches. You’ll slip stitches purlwise to a cable needle, then let the needle fall to the front or back of the work depending on what the pattern specifies. You’ll then knit or purl the stitches your pattern tells you to, and then knit off the cable needle. You don’t need a specific cable needle either, you can just use a dpn!
Our upcoming KAL will be the Josephine Cardigan.
- Prism Merino Mia Layers
- Gedifra Pertinio
- Louisa Harding Ondine
- Bristol Yarn Gallery Yardley Closeout
- Bristol Yarn Gallery Lyndon Hill Closeout
- Bristol Yarn Gallery Somerset Closeout
- Trendsetter Cherie (coming soon to the website)
Note: Kathy and Steve are on vacation and this podcast was recorded before the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Our hearts go out to everyone in Japan as well as their families all over the world.