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ABOUT THE WEB SEMINAR:

 

Knitting instructors have the responsibility and pleasure of sharing their knowledge with a classroom of eager learners. It’s a happy place to be as long as the instructor is prepared and can convey techniques with patience and kindness. They want their students to have the best experience they can deliver.

 

Using her experiences as a yarn shop owner and a teacher at national events, Lorilee Beltman shares the tips she’s learned to conduct a successful class. She will be using one of her actual classes as an example and take you through the process—start to finish. She’ll be using real class descriptions, handouts, and photos of knitted samples, classroom set up (including her live camera teaching tool), and student work.

 

Since Sock Summit in 2009 Lorilee has been teaching at national events such as Interweave Knitting Lab, Stitches, and Vogue Knitting LIVE. For her a classroom of curious knitters is a most happy place. She has learned a lot, usually the hard way, and is eager to share.

 

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  • Getting the job. Some tips to help you get hired
  • Sending important information to the organizer. Providing accurate information for the organizer to use to promote your class.
  • Pre-Class Preparation. Focusing on information to be taught and making teaching aides including handouts and samples.
  • Practicing. How to get the timing right and make adjustments to the material before going “live”
  • Packing. What you take with you to class
  • Setting up the classroom. Arriving early and setting up the room, checking the space for flow
  • Setting the tone. Designating your classroom as a safe and exciting place to learn
  • Covering the material. Teaching what the students are there to learn
  • Teaching tools. What techniques should you use to convey information
  • Trouble-shooting. Handling “problem children” and your own mistakes as well
  • Improving your performance with class evaluations. Using student comments as they were intended- to make your efforts more effective

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Knitting Triangular Shawls

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I picked up a triangular shawl kit, which is something I don't usually knit. There's no real reason I don't knit triangular shawls, it's just that I've always been more into scarf knitting and wide, rectangular shawls.

I also picked up a copy of Lisa Shroyer's book Free-Spirit Shawls and started reading her tips about wearing shawls. I've officially been converted into a shawl knitter. I can't wait to cast on my shawl—I think it'll be the perfect holiday knitting project.

Here's Lisa to tell you about a triangular shawl knitting technique: from the top down!

The Top-Down Triangle

One of the most popular ways to knit a triangular shawl is from the top down, with increases worked at four lines—one at each outer edge and two in the middle, each flanking the center spine. The standard top-down shawl begins with a garter tab, which is worked such that there is no visible cast-on; the shawl just grows from the top edge downward and outward.

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How to Work a Garter Tab
Using the invisible provisional cast-on, cast on 3 stitches. Knit 7 rows. Turn your work and use the right needle to pick up and knit 3 stitches down the side edge of the work. Unzip the provisional cast-on and place 3 live stitches on the left needle, then knit them, for a total of 9 stitches.

You now have a short piece of garter stitch with live stitches emerging from it on three sides. These three sections (of 3 stitches each) represent the three shaping "lanes" to be worked in the shawl body. After the cast-on, a standard shawl would be worked as follows: 3 garter stitches for the edging, yarnover increase, knit 1, yarnover, knit 1 (center spine), yarnover, knit 1, yarnover, 3 garter stitches for the edging.

As the stitches increase, patterning can be worked over the knit stitches. Each right-side row increases the stitch count by four, with the result that two triangles grow outward from the garter tab, with the center-spine knit stitch separating them down the middle. Obviously, the final rows and bind-off will be worked over many stitches.

Top-down triangles can be small or large; just stop knitting when it suits you! Stitch patterns have to be worked in multiples that integrate with the rate of shaping and the stitch counts, but as you can see from Spathe (above), you can achieve beautiful allover patterns.

—Lisa Shroyer, from Free-Spirit Shawls

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Knitting Daily TV Series 1200, Episode 1-13


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Join new host of Knitting Daily TV Vickie Howell on the exciting 12th series of your favorite knitting how-to television show!

 

 

Take an exciting look at the world of knitting and crochet with a variety of guest stars, including Interweave Knits editor Lisa Shroyer and Interweave Crochet editor Marcy Smith.

 

Learn new techniques, discover knitting history, and pick up the latest fashion and knitting trends as Vickie visits with top knitting and crochet pros.

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  • More How-to Segments! Each show has two in-depth looks at crochet or knitting techniques from Susan B. Anderson, Simona Merchant-Dest, Drew Emborsky, and Barry Klein. Join these well-known designers for knitting techniques from basic to advanced, and find great projects to knit or crochet along.
  • Space to Space: A new virtual travel experience that allows viewers to connect with international and local knitting personalities such as Erika Knight, Marly Bird, Carol Feller, Steven Be, Allison Hoffman, Sarah White, and Ragga Eiríksdóttir from their home studios. Vickie interviews guest stars across the digital divide to bring the world of knitting closer together. Even meet Olympic medalist Jayson Hale at his home with a great crafty story.
  • Tools of the Trade: A new segment hosted by knitting author Tanis Gray designed to bring viewers the latest cool new products and yarns. You'll have a wish list of items to shop for at your local yarn shop with each episode's featured products.   
  • Loose Ends: Vickie wraps up each episode with a clever tip to make your knitting and crochet life simpler. From knitting cables without a cable needle to easy ways to pick your next colorwork project, this segment is truly one that all crafters will benefit from seeing.
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Knitting Daily TV Series 1200 with Vickie Howell is filmed with your in mind!

 

Knitting Daily TV is a program for knitters (and crocheters) of all skill levels. Whether you've just started to knit and want to pick up basic techniques or you've been knitting for years and want to dive into unique projects, this television series has something for everyone.

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  • Sock knitting guru Kate Atherley demonstrates the ins and outs of the sock gusset, and Andi Smith shows how to knit and afterthought heel.  
  • Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn demonstrate the Swedish technique of Bohus knitting.
  • Mary Colucci shares great charity knitting and crochet projects, and Julia Madill demonstrates a crochet motif that can be used for a good cause.
  • Rebecca Danger takes knitted amigurumi to a whole new level with fun ways to add personality to your stuffed toys.
  • Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark demonstrates the basics of brioche knitting.
  • Knit for children, babies, and even dolls with Brandy Fortune's tips for knitting on a smaller scale.
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!
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The Ultimate TV Knitting

I'll admit it: I love TV. I watch way too many programs, but I don't feel one bit guilty because I knit during all of my TV-watching time. It's my time, and I look forward to and savor it.


There's one program that I don't knit while watching, though, and that's Knitting Daily TV. I get so involved with the what's happening on the show, that my needles go idle in my hands. 


I'm so excited for this season (the 12th!), because the fabulous Vickie Howell is our new host. I watched every episode of Knitty Gritty, Vickie's old PBS show, and I just fell in love with her fun personality and interesting take on all things knitting. I really missed that show when it ended.


Although Vickie had some big shoes to fill when Eunny Jang left KDTV, she's done a wonderful job making it her own.


Here's a preview of episode 1201, all about my favorite thing: cable knitting!

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This season, Vickie will host a variety of guest stars, including Interweave Knits editor Lisa Shroyer and Interweave Crochet editor Marcy Smith, who will teach you new techniques, delve into knitting history, and share the latest fashion and knitting and crochet trends.


The new season of KDTV will begin airing on PBS stations in January, but you can see it now by downloading it from the Knitting Daily Shop (or ordering the DVDs)!


Just one of the exciting changes is a new segment, Tools of the Trade, hosted by knitting author Tanis Gray. It's designed to introduce viewers to the latest new products and yarns. It's really fun to see all of the innovative knitting tools!


I've watched the first few episodes, and I promise you, there's so much to learn and enjoy that you won't be able to knit while watching it, either!


Cheers,


P.S. Leave a comment and share your favorite TV program to watch while knitting. My current obsession is Elementary. I love it!

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Series 1200, Episode 1-13


Available on a 4-disc set, or instantly download all 13 shows at once!

 

 

Join new host of Knitting Daily TV Vickie Howell on the exciting 12th series of your favorite knitting how-to television show!

 

 

Take a look at the world of knitting and crochet with a variety of guest stars, including Interweave Knits editor Lisa Shroyer and Interweave Crochet editor Marcy Smith.

 

Learn new techniques, discover knitting history, and pick up the latest fashion and knitting trends as Vickie visits with top knitting and crochet pros.

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Every episode of Knitting Daily features one-of-a-kind projects, trendsetting designers, and more. This season features:
  • More How-to Segments! Each show has two in-depth looks at crochet or knitting techniques from Susan B. Anderson, Simona Merchant-Dest, Drew Emborsky, and Barry Klein. Join these well-known designers for knitting techniques from basic to advanced, and find great projects to knit or crochet along.
  • Space to Space: A new virtual travel experience that allows viewers to connect with international and local knitting personalities such as Erika Knight, Marly Bird, Carol Feller, Steven Be, Allison Hoffman, Sarah White, and Ragga Eiríksdóttir from their home studios. Vickie interviews guest stars across the digital divide to bring the world of knitting closer together. Even meet Olympic medalist Jayson Hale at his home with a great crafty story.
  • Tools of the Trade: A new segment hosted by knitting author Tanis Gray designed to bring viewers the latest cool new products and yarns. You'll have a wish list of items to shop for at your local yarn shop with each episode's featured products.   
  • Loose Ends: Vickie wraps up each episode with a clever tip to make your knitting and crochet life simpler. From knitting cables without a cable needle to easy ways to pick your next colorwork project, this segment is truly one that all crafters will benefit from seeing.

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Knitting Daily TV Series 1200 with Vickie Howell is filmed with your in mind!

 

Knitting Daily TV is a program for knitters (and crocheters) of all skill levels. Whether you've just started to knit and want to pick up basic techniques or you've been knitting for years and want to dive into unique projects, this television series has something for everyone.

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Check out some of the tips and techniques on this series!   

  • Sock knitting guru Kate Atherley demonstrates the ins and outs of the sock gusset, and Andi Smith shows how to knit and afterthought heel.  
  • Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn demonstrate the Swedish technique of Bohus knitting.
  • Mary Colucci shares great charity knitting and crochet projects, and Julia Madill demonstrates a crochet motif that can be used for a good cause.
  • Rebecca Danger takes knitted amigurumi to a whole new level with fun ways to add personality to your stuffed toys.
  • Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark demonstrates the basics of brioche knitting.
  • Knit for children, babies, and even dolls with Brandy Fortune's tips for knitting on a smaller scale.
  • AND SO MUCH MORE!
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Instructor and designer Heather Zoppetti shows you what makes lace her favorite pattern to knit and teaches the skills to make it yours, too. Beginning with stitch maneuvers ad progressing to specialized lace skills, you'll master these fundamentals:

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This eBook is a great resource for mastering three basic knitted lace shawl shapes and patterns. Complete with an article by Ann Budd on demystifying lace knitting charts and symbols, this eBook is full of timeless information for all skill levels. An Introduction to Lace Knitting, with 5 Favorite Lace Shawl Patterns includes: 

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Set-In Sleeves: How do they work?

I'm always amazed when I set in a sleeve cap and it works out. I never think it will, but it usually does. I guess my mind doesn't bend in the same sort of curves that a set-in sleeve does!

 
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How does it work? Pam Allen, the designer of one of my favorite (and free!) cardigan knitting patterns—the Refined Aran Cardigan—is here to tell us how.

Sleeve Caps: A Love Affair


There was a time when I was baffled by the construction of sleeve caps. Although I would leap into a sweater design with gusto, knitting the back, front, and sleeves to the armhole lickety-split, I found myself faltering at the prospect of working the cap. It was fudging on a major scale—a matter of gritting my teeth, closing my eyes, and knitting a series of decreasing rows till I had what seemed an appropriate shape. The telling moment, of course, was when I tried to match the upside-down U of my cap into the round armhole opening of my garment. Would it fit? Maybe with a few more rows? A few less?


I've spent a lot of time learning—through more trial and error in the wee hours than I care to remember-how to design a fitted sleeve and its cap. There are standard formulas, true, but I've never been a fan of the one-formula-fits-all approach. The way a sleeve fits and the construction of the cap contributes more to the look and feel of a garment than we generally credit. We all recognize a 1940s jacket or sweater by its long, narrow sleeve cap and squared shoulder. And the high, tight armhole and narrow-shouldered silhouette of a poor-boy sweater date it indelibly from the 1960s. Understanding how the symbiotic trio of armhole, sleeve, and sleeve cap contribute to the look of a garment and, more importantly, how they relate to each other is all-important in sweater design.


Although it's possible to knit up a sleeve by tinkering this way and that, it's far more satisfying to be able to plan a cap that will fit perfectly into its armhole from the get-go. And to do that, you need to understand how sleeves, caps, and armholes relate to each other.


   
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The Trio: Armhole, Sleeve, and Cap


Picture first the curved edge of a garment's armhole, starting from the initial armhole bind off, curving up to the shoulder and down the opposite side (Figure 1A). The measurement of this curve is a fixed entity. Now picture a sleeve cap.

 

Although the shape of the cap doesn't correspond to the cutout of the armhole—these aren't puzzle pieces that fit together as positive and negative shapes—the actual line of the perimeter of the cap needs to measure the same, or slightly more than, the armhole edge to fit in neatly (Figure 1B). The perimeter of the cap consists of the bound-off stitches at the armhole, the bound-off stitches at the top of the cap and the curved and/or tapered sides between them.


Although you can design a cap that has a perimeter measurement equal to that of the armhole, and let the knitted fabric give over the curve of the arm at the shoulder, I like to add a little ease at the top of the cap to build in a little roundness for the arm. If the perimeter of the sleeve cap is too long, however—more than 2 inches—the sleeve cap, eased in, will pucker. If it's too small, the armhole of the garment will pucker, and the sleeve cap will be stretched along the armhole seam.


Now think about the lower part of the sleeve. The width of the sleeve at the upper arm is what determines the shape of the sleeve cap. Each of the caps in Figure 2 has the same perimeter, but each one is shaped differently to maintain the length of the perimeter. If we widen the sleeve, the cap must grow shorter and flatter. If we narrow the sleeve, the cap must be taller and narrower. You can test this yourself with a flexible tape measure.

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Measure out 16 inches. If you hold both ends 12 inches apart (a narrow sleeve width) the curve mimicking the cap is tall and narrow. If, however, you spread the ends out to 14 inches, the curve of the tape measure flattens out and the height shrinks. Within those 16 inches of tape, whether the ends are 12 inches or 14 inches apart, you can adjust and play with the curve of the pretend cap. In real life, as long as the perimeter of the cap measures the same as that of the armhole, you can shape your cap in different ways-and each time, it will fit. Read more . . .


—Pam Allen, from Interweave Knits, Winter 2007


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The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns by Ann Budd. This is a perennial favorite, and one that I've had on these sort of lists before. But, honestly, it's one of the books I use most. I knitted my nephew a Harry Potter house sweater (shown at left) using the Set-In Sleeve pattern in a child's size, with the V-neck option. He loved it; knitting victory!

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There are so many projects here that I love, but I've only gotten to two of them: The Montague Bulky Lace Vest (at left) and the Brattleboro Hat.

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