On The Global Episode of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell we celebrate our global community by focusing on yarns, techniques, and designers from around the world.
First up, we meet this week’s Knit Hive!
Then we head into the studio to meet with the Owner of Knit Collage, Amy Small. Amy tells us about the co-op of women in India who help produce her yarns, as well as her efforts to support women in the region. After taking a mini-tour of some of her gorgeous yarns, we put them into action by learning the slip stitch pattern used to make the Happy Trails Scarf.
Our field trip takes us all the way across the globe to Central Asia where Content Producer, Karin Strom visits with shepherds in Kyrgyzstan to see how luxurious June Cashmere is produced.
We’re back in the studio with Brazilian Designer, Paula Peirera who tells us about the state of the craft in Brazil, and what it’s like to design for American publications from abroad. Then, she shows us how to knit some of the professional-looking details on her Dumela Pullover.
We end the episode with a Vic’s Tip showing how in India, the big toe is a crucial part of their traditional method of casting yarn onto needles! (Brought to you by Knitter’s Pride/KnitPro)
**This episode has been accurately closed captioned for our hearing impaired viewers**
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