It’s time to delve back into my knitting basket! So bring out your own crafting project, take a seat, and listen to a bit about my finished projects, current projects, and my favourite sweater knitting resources.

I apologise for the technology issues in this episode, as well as how frequently I talk to my camera and say ‘ok.’ πŸ˜‰ I think the extra video quality is worth figuring out how to use my camera instead of my computer to record on a regular basis, though; what do you think?

In lieu of detailed episode notes, I’ll direct you to my Ravelry project page, from which you can find any yarn and pattern specifics that might have caught your eye (or friend me for that matter). I was wearing my Guernsey-esque Jumper and my Wintry Woods Tam, at least until I forgot to put it back on. πŸ˜‰ Here is my queue and stash, in case you want more information about my new acquisitions or the patterns I plan to make with them. There’s now a Ravelry group; I’d love to ‘meet’ my viewers! If you’d like to follow along with my projects, I post frequently knitting photos on Instagram; my account is thecharmofit.

Resources for fitting sweaters:

  • Amy Herzog’s book Fit to Flatter and Knit Wear Love (If you prefer video, she has a Crafty class for Fit to Flatter as well. She’s also discussed her ideas as a guest on various podcasts, which you can find by searching her name in Apple’s podcast app. And of course her website is full of useful information.)
  • Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns

Resources for knitting sweaters:

  • The Knowledgeable Knitter
  • the knit.fm podcast archives

Resources for designing sweaters:

  • Knitting Sweaters in the Old Way by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts
  • Vintage Design Workshop by Geraldine Warner
  • Knit Wear Love by Amy Herzog

I also mentioned the book Botanical Knits in my stash enhancement segment.

Finished Objects

Knitting Episode 8 (5 of 7)Cardinal Song Hat

Knitting Episode 8 (6 of 7)Scirius Aquaticus Softie

Knitting Episode 8 (7 of 7)A Pinch of Nutmeg Shawl

Works in Progress

Knitting Episode 8 (2 of 7)Soaring to the Heavens Beret

Knitting Episode 8 (3 of 7)Woodsman Hat

Knitting Episode 8 (1 of 7)Marzipan Socks

Thistledown Sweater-4Thistledown Jumper

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6 thoughts on “Knitting Video Podcast Episode 8: Sweater Knitting

  1. Hi Eva,
    I like the setup with this other camera, the definition is much better. I think the camera always focuses on what’s in the center, so you were blurred at times when you sat more to one side and the camera focused on something behind you πŸ™‚
    But I feel there’s something wrong about the audio… I don’t know whether it was just in the beginning or whether I got used to it, but at first the audio sounded very crackling and unpleasant, unfortunately.

    However I liked to see your sources for sweater knitting and customising. Maybe I should get hold of one of them, regarding my rather not-so-good experiences in the past. Such a book would make a nice birthday gift to myself at some point!

    Annie

    1. Actually I’d moved the focus box over to one side when I was fussing with it to make it focus on the red hat, hence why the bed is in focus for a bit later. πŸ˜‰ I’ll practice this week to figure out the best solution, when I’m not under pressure from the sun setting!

      How are you listening to it? I didn’t hear any crackling when I was editing or when I was playing it on Youtube to make sure it’d uploaded correctly. But I don’t use headphones at my computer, so maybe that’s the difference? Crackling & bad audio ruins podcasts for me, so hopefully I can figure out how to notice it for future podcasts.

      One of the books would definitely make a nice gift to yourself! Perhaps you can find them at a lower price secondhand and indulge in more than one. πŸ˜‰ I’m lucky to have access to great libraries, so I usually only buy a book for myself if I notice I’ve been checking it out more than three or four times. hehe

      1. I watched the beginning again today and it seems the problem originated from my laptop. False alarm, I’m sorry! πŸ™‚

        Oh and I found two of the books second hand online.. I’ll let the idea sink in for a while and then maybe purchase them for my birthday at the end of this month. There are a handful of sweaters and cardigans atop my queue, so the timing is quite right πŸ™‚

  2. Another great podcast Eva, you’re a natural. I really enjoyed it. I love the inspiration and encouragement you give to hesitant knitters like myself.

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