THE KNIT SHOW: The Big Knits Episode (knitting)

(awesome theme song plays) – Hey there, and welcome to The Knit Show I’m Vickie Howell Today, we’re focused on the big knits trend So that’s those big, chunky, bulky yarns, bigger needles, quick projects, pretty much everything that I love We are gonna start our day in the studio with Oejong Kim from Loopy Mango, then we’re headed over to Washington to go to the Skacel knitting headquarters From there, we’ll be back in the studio and we’re gonna visit with my friend Michele Muska, from Boye But first, we are gonna hang out with our Knit Hive Hello, ladies, good to have you here – Hello. Thank you Anna, we are gonna be meeting up with your partner, your business partner soon, but I would love it if, I’ve never asked you this before, I’m curious how…you’re so on trend now, but you didn’t just start your company How did you decide to focus on chunkier yarns with a brand like Loopy Mango? – Um, so about seven years ago, Oejong and I had a boutique in New York, and we really wanted to teach people how to knit New Yorkers have very short attention spans, so we had to be able to do it in one or two hours and there were no chunky yarns out there, so we started making our own – So you had to do it yourself – Yeah, DIY – I like that attitude, I love it Well, your stuff is so gorgeous, I don’t know any knitter that doesn’t just drool over Loopy Mango yarn, so I’m thrilled that you guys are here – Thank you, thank you so much – And next up, we have sisters in the house, we have Chris and Catherine I’m thrilled to have you here I love sisters who craft together – We’re thrilled to be here, very excited – Were you…was it a crafty household you grew up in? Did you…did you do a lot of projects together? – It was – Yes, yes – It was a very crafty household, actually – My mother was very into découpage – I mean – And macramé. Any book from the 70s of a crafting project, she was into that – I think I would’ve liked your mom – Yeah. Yeah – It’s really good, really good So, you…you’re a knitter You focus more on needle arts, right? – Yes – Do you still, does that matter? Do you still spend time crafting together now? Or, do the different crafts have you at different groups – Actually we do, there’s a lot of overlap, and we’ll go shopping for fibers together, and luckily there are a lot of shops that combine both of the things that we like to do – That’s right, yeah – Well, I’m really happy that you’re here representing just, any other needle art besides knitting and crochet, because I believe that if you love one textile art you’re probably gonna be interested in all of ’em, and I just love them all being represented I personally love to embroider, so I’m thrilled that you brought some stuff here – Great, thank you – Well, I think that it would be lovely if you guys would just hang out and knit and get to know each other while I go introduce our first guest – Wonderful – Okay (rad ukelele jingle) My first guest in the studio today is co-owner, co-founder of Loopy Mango, Oejong Kim I am so happy to have you here Thank you for being here – Oh, thank you for having me – Your stuff just makes me smile It’s impossible not to get instantly happy when you see it, and I want to get into all of that, but first I’m so curious We just met Anna earlier, when we were over in the Hive, and she’s from Russia, you’re from South Korea – Yes – How do you come together and create all of this? – We were in New York, and we took a class workshop at F.I.T and we became very fast friends, and a few months later we opened a store – So, you took a class at the Fashion Institute, were you actually attending? – We didn’t go – So that’s even more serendipitous that you both just were interested in the class, – Yeah – You meet, and you start this store, although, it was not actually a knitting or crochet store because you had only barely started crocheting, right? – No, I found a crochet hook in my suitcase, and I was very interested in doing something with my hands, and I went to Barnes & Noble That was before social media, there was no YouTube, so I bought a book Starting there, I self-taught crochet and knitting – So, you just taught yourself through books – Yes – That’s really old school – That’s so good And, I love that you just found a crochet hook in your suitcase – Yes, I don’t know why it was there – I think the universe just really wanted you to create all of this beauty, and we’re gonna move over to what we’re gonna be making today We saw that…when we saw this on your website, we had to have it here It’s such an interesting– This is the aster stitch, correct? – Yes – So, we’re going to be making a version of this scarf, right? – Yeah, this is very fun stitches, ’cause it looks like a crochet, almost crochet, but actually it’s knitted – It’s very unique, and you can do it in all different colorways, and you offer either a sort of like a blanket out of it? – Blanket, baby blanket, or a scarf, or a cushion cover, and it’s so much fun – It’s really, really fun, I love it So, what we’re really going to focus on today is the stitch pattern that creates all of this, and then where you go from there is totally your call So, why don’t we get started with the knitting?

– Sure, yeah So this stitch is multiple of six, plus one, so I have cast on 13 stitches – [Vickie] Okay, so a multiple of six, plus one – [Oejong] Yeah. First row you just knit, so I knit 13 stitches, and you’re gonna introduce second color So first, you slip over first stitch here, and then you’re gonna knit five Here’s the interesting thing: you’re gonna knit, but you’re gonna yarn over twice here, so that’s five times – So you’re gonna yarn over twice – Yeah, twice, just like this – [Vickie] Five times – [Oejong] Five times – [Vickie] And this will actually create more fabric for what you’re going to show after this – [Oejong] Yeah And then after that, slip one stitch and same – So, the same way you would if you were mosaic knitting – Yeah, exactly I’m going really fast – [Vickie] You are going really fast, I like that – [Oejong] And then last stitch slip also – [Vickie] You slip the last one – [Oejong] Yeah – [Vickie] Okay, so we flip it over – [Oejong] And then, next row, you slip and then you gonna drop all the stitches – [Vickie] Okay, let’s show one of those slowly so they can see So you’re pulling both loops off – [Oejong] Both loops, yeah – [Vickie] And what that does, is that creates length where there wouldn’t have been length before – [Oejong] Sure. And then you’re gonna put the needle back and then purl one and yarn over, purl one, yarn over, and purl one more stitch And then you slip – [Vickie] Okay. so, so essentially, you want to drop all those stitches, so that you get that height – Mmhmm. Height – But then you need to put them back, so that you actually work those stitches from there – Correct – Okay, great – [Oejong] And then slip one and same You drop all the stitches, and then put the needle back – [Vickie] Put the stitches, all those loops, back on your left-hand needle – [Oejong] Yeah, and then purl one, yarn over, purl one, yarn over, purl one And then slip last stitch Now, turn the work This time you’re gonna use the first color And you’re gonna knit one, and knit five stitches from the flower – So she’s just carrying that first, that initial color, up the side the whole time – Yes – Which is great, ’cause you’re not gonna have a ton of ends to weave in – [Oejong] No And then here, see…you will see the loose loop here – [Vickie] So the strand, when you carry the yarn in the back, that’ll leave this strand in the back – [Oejong] Yeah. You’re gonna pick it up and knit it together like this And then knit rest of the stitches – [Vickie] Is that just to keep it looking clean on the back? – [Oejong] Yes – [Vickie] That’s a really nice detail Unexpected, you wouldn’t think of it – [Oejong] And then, next, just knit regular That’s how you create the flowers – [Vickie] Okay, so let’s just look at that really quickly Look at that, it looks like a little burst It’s so pretty, it’s also kind of twisted them, it’s so interesting Alright, so you go back and you’re gonna knit across – [Oejong] I’m gonna knit across 13 stitches Okay, almost there And then next row, we are switching the colors – [Vickie] We’re going back to – [Oejong] Yeah And then you’re gonna slip four stitches – Alright, and I just want to show them what we’re gonna be doing, so you just finished all of this, and you’ll notice that there are two aster flowers for this scarf down here, but then it alternates, and that’s what we’re gonna show you, how to get over to the space so you create that look – [Oejong] Yeah, first four stitches you slip, and then you’re gonna bring the second color same as before, – [Vickie] So you’re carrying it up the back – [Oejong] Yeah, and – [Vickie] I’m gonna just show them that really quickly So, even though that’s so counter-intuitive for knitters but, just make sure you do it loosely, so you don’t pull – [Oejong] Okay, you don’t pull, and knit, but yarn over twice – [Vickie] And this again, is creating – [Oejong] The flower – [Vickie] The flower Yeah. And then from there, it’s all the It’s exactly the same – [Oejong] Exactly the same

– [Vickie] But, do you slip the last stitches? – [Oejong] Yeah, and you have four stitches left, you slip all of this – [Vickie] Okay, and then you When you flip it around – [Oejong] Flip it over, and also you slip four stitches, you don’t need– – [Vickie] Purl-wise – [Oejong] Purl-wise – [Vickie] So, you’re never working with more than one color at a time – [Oejong] And you drop all the stitches again, from the needle And then put the needle back, and then purl, yarn over, purl, yarn over, it’s a little awkward, but you get used to it – Especially when you’re dealing with – strands of yarn and cords – (laughs) Two. Yes And then you slip rest And then knit all the way – [Vickie] So then the rest is done exactly how we showed before – Yeah. Then it become the pattern of the scarf, like this – Yeah, I love it. I’m kind of obsessed with this stitch right now Hopefully, I can make one..? – Sure, sure – Okay. Alright Well, and all of you will be able to make one as well if you go to our website, TheKnitShow.com The entire pattern for the aster stitch scarf will be there Alright, up next we are gonna take a little field trip and see behind the scenes at Skacel Knitting (rad ukulele jingle) – My name is Karin Skacel, and I’m CEO of Skacel Collection, Inc I purchased the company from my parents 10 years ago, back in 2006, and I have been running it ever since – I started Skacel in 1987 Yeah, ’87, it’s 30 years this year I started the business more or less because I loved knitting, crocheting, I have been doing this since I was four, five years old with my grandmother, and I like to import Importing was very important to me I had the business knowledge for it, and that helped a lot On top of it, at that time, we started accessories too, and one of the accessories were the Addi Turbo® needle And the Addi Turbo® needle was the needle who really brought up our business, because this country didn’t know at that time how to knit with circular needles So, the needles were really, in the beginning of the business, our big business And the knitting yarns came second Then Karin came, I never forget the day It was a weekend, she came from Where were you, in Spokane? Ya – Kennewick – Kennewick. She came over and she said, “If you’d like me to, I’d buy your business.” I think it was a blessing, really, that she came, and we could have sold the company, but you’ll never know if it is being guided as you have guided it during the years – I think the biggest misconception about our company is that we’re this huge corporation, and we’re actually not We’re actually a family-run business And we have a family type of culture within our business, too I have a lot of employees that have been with us a long time The average length of stay right now is 10 years We’ve just got a really great crew here, and it’s important for us to make sure and take care of them, because they take care of us Skacel is comprised of three basic components We have the needle component, which are the Addi® needles that we import from Germany We have the yarn component, which has three different factors: yarns from Schoppel, yarns from Zitron, and our own line, which is called HiKoo® And then the third component is brand new to us, we just took over Renaissance/Blue Moon Buttons last year and we started our own little button company So within the Addi® line, when I first started, there was one basic needle called the Addi Turbo® needle And now we have, the four different complete lines, which are the Turbo, the bamboo, the Rockets, and the Lace needles, and then last year Selter came out with a phenomenal wooden needle, which is made out of olive wood The three yarn lines that we do carry are Zitron, Schoppel, and then there’s, of course our line, which is the HiKoo® line The Schoppel and Zitron lines, they used to be one combined line, and then approximately eight or nine years ago, the two gentlemen, Mr. Schoppel and Mr. Zitron, decided to go their own ways, and we were fortunate enough to be able to import both their brands The HiKoo® line, which is Skacel’s own line, we have developed in house here, so we have Chuck, who’s actually in charge of new product development, and myself, we work on the different yarns,

always based on what are customers asking us for, or what are we looking for that’s not out on the market Fall of last year, we actually bought a small company called Blue Moon Renaissance Buttons And we took over the company, we got rid of buttons that we felt weren’t moving, or she didn’t have moving, and we pretty much reinvented the line We now have buttons coming from I think it was 17 countries that we counted total So, we have them coming from all over the world We try to have the buttons developed in the countries which have the appropriate wood What makes our company very unique is that everybody who works here is either a knitter, a crocheter, a weaver, a spinner, some of them do all of it, but everybody is involved with the fiber arts industry somehow Everybody has a passion for it What is important to me, is that our employees are happy, that our customers are happy, and that we’re selling the best possible products that we can (rad ukulele jingle) – We are back in the studio and my next guest is Michele Muska from Boye, by Simplicity Creative Group – Hi Vickie – Hello! I’m so happy to have you here – Oh, I’m real excited, too – We are going to be making a hat, a chunky hat, but, the construction is a little bit different, and maybe for beginners, even better – Oh, I think so I have trouble reading patterns I’ve been knitting since I was five years old, and I still considered myself a beginner knitter I’m dyslexic, so I had a really difficult time reading knitting and crochet instructions But, I’ve always known how to knit and purl And this pattern, this little hat, it’s like a beanie, very chunky beanie style, was designed by Heidi Gustas, and I think that it’s great It really gives a beginner kind of an empowerment, and I got a lot of confidence in learning how to decrease and increase in the pattern It was especially easy and quick because the yarn is so bulky, and I use these really super chunky Boye needles, a 15 mm, size 19 – And so you could– you said you whipped these out like, in a couple hours – Yes, yes, under two hours Especially if you have made a couple, which I did (laughing) – Alright. You made a few – I made a few, so – I would love to just get started right away, ’cause we’ve got a lot to cover I’m really excited later ’cause we’re gonna talk tassels and pom poms, which I love But, let’s start from the beginning Let’s start with the long-tail cast on – I thought this was magic when someone taught me how to do this And you need an extra long tail, so you can kind of do like at least three times or four times the width of your hat, is a good measurement And then you’re going to do a slip knot, just like this, and you want to make sure the tail is towards you, and you’re going to hold it up like a V, like this And you’re going to put your index finger and your thumb in-between, hold with your bottom two fingers like this, and you’re almost going to make, like a slingshot Okay? Like this Then you’re going to take your needle and you’re gonna pick up with your thumb, and move over to this finger like this, through the loop, and give it a little tug So, there’s your second So, we’ll do that a few more times So, remember, because you want– This is your working tail, so you want to make sure you’re not using this – [Vickie] Okay – [Michele] And you’re gonna go again, so it’s like a slingshot down, and through the thumb, around here, oops – [Vickie] You got it, under, over – [Michele] Under, over, like this, and then pull – [Vickie] We’ll do one more, just to see it I use the slingshot reference, too – [Michele] Yeah, I think it just makes it– – [Vickie] Is that just lore? (laugh) – Well, I think everybody kind of does that – Totally thought I made it up – And the person that taught me, that’s what they did, and I was like, Okay – No, it makes sense Okay, so you’ll continue casting on as many stitches as are called for in the pattern So, after that – Well, we have three sizes of hats This is the small, which requires 18 inches I mean, 18 stitches, excuse me And then, according to your pattern, we’re gonna start a ribbed stitch pattern, so we’re going to knit two, and then we’re going to purl and knit to the very end, and knit is our last stitch So, in the beginning when you first start with these really bulky yarns and needles, it might be a little difficult, but it works up really quickly, and you’ll get your…you know, your kind of groove in there – And you’re knitting, too at the beginning and at the end because we are gonna be seaming, so you need a selvedge stitch – [Michele] Correct. Right So, we’ll be doing rib at the other end as well – [Vickie] Okay – [Michele] And you’ll continue this pattern all the way down – Okay. And then you’re gonna continue that, I’ll swap you out – Okay – For several rows, as the pattern calls for, and you get something that looks like this – Right So here’s our rib, and this is the front of your brim, and then we’re going to do a stockinette stitch, which is knit one row, purl one row

And then, you’ll see on the pattern right side, wrong side, and sometimes because, you know, I am a beginner, I actually put a little stitch on the front to make sure I remember what’s what – Yeah, you can put a safety pin, or a split stitch marker, any of it – Mmhmm, yeah And then you’ll see, this is the back, obviously – [Vickie] Yeah, so well that’s a really good point though, so the knit stitches look like little upside down rain drops or little Vs – [Michele] Mmhmm. Yep – [Vickie] Purl stitches look like little bumps – [Michele] Bumps, right – [Vickie] Okay, great We want to show the decrease though, right? – Oh, right – Okay – So, and then we’ll need a stitch marker, right here – Right there Okay, so what we’re about to see is, this has all been worked, she just worked the stockinette part, and now you see that there’s gonna be some shaping She’s gonna show you how to do two different decreases, correct? – [Michele] Right So, we’re going to knit six The other thing I want to mention is when you’re working the end, when it’s really thick, bulky yarn, just make it a little bit tighter so it’s neater, ’cause sometimes you get that really big loop, and then when you’re doing your mattress stitch at the end, it might be a little loose Let’s see, one, two, three, four, five I’m easily distracted, so it’s good that you can recount So we’re going to do slip, so slip off like you’re knitting, slip off the next one like you’re purling, and then you’re going to put that in the front of those two stitches Oh, I’m catching the…yarn, sorry – Which happens a lot with roving yarn – Right – And you just have to back it up, it’s just part of working with roving – [Michele] And then we knit those two together like this, and that can be a little tight, so you want to give it a little tug so it’s, the tension’s the same – [Vickie] Mmhmm – [Michele] And then, knit one and then you’re going to put this little, cute little stretchy stitch marker on – [Vickie] Oh, those stretch to fit the – [Michele] Yeah, mhmm – [Vickie] That’s super handy – [Michele] So you can use it on all different kinds of needles – [Vickie] Is that Boye also? – [Michele] Mmhmm – [Vickie] Great…Of course it is (laughing) You’re here from Boye That was a silly question – [Michele] So, now we’re decreasing on the same as this side, so this is going to come in this way as you can see how this goes in here – [Vickie] Using the exact same method – [Michele] Well, and this is just knit two together – [Vickie] Knit two together – [Michele] Mmhmm Okay, and then you just keep knitting to the end of the row – Okay great, and so that…those are the decreases, the same decreases I’ll take that for you, – Okay, thank you – …that you’ll use throughout the entire project as the pattern calls for And we’re gonna go ahead and go up to the increase portion Let me grab you a needle There you go – Okay, thanks So this was really fun, because when I read the pattern that Heidi had written, it said M1R and M1L, so that’s your increase So, it’s make one right, make one left, and it’s really simple, so we’re going to knit, and your stitch marker’s really helpful, ’cause you want to knit up to one stitch, okay So, in-between here, you see these little ladders or bars? Here? – [Vickie] Yes – [Michele] So we’re gonna come in from the rear, so make one right, you can refer to as rear, through the front, and then you’re going to knit in the front, so you’re doing the opposite – [Vickie] Ohh, okay – [Michele] So let’s look again, so I’ve stretched that out a little bit just – [Vickie] Sure. Sure, sure – [Michele] So in through the back or the rear, knit through the front, and that could be a little tight, so when you come up you might want to give it a little tug, and the second stitch is gonna be a little tight here Okay Then you want to slip over your stitch marker, knit one, and now we’re going to knit one left, “M1L” – [Vickie] Make one Left – [Michele] Yes, sorry. Make one left, so we’re gonna go through the front, like this, and we’re going to knit in the back, so it’s like the exact opposite of what we just did, so through the front, and knit through the back like this Okay, and then you knit off the row – [Vickie] And so that’s so it will open up this way – [Michele] Right, right – Okay great. Okay, and then you’re just gonna continue as the pattern calls for, and of course the pattern will be on the website, and you’re gonna get a piece that looks like this So, from here all you have to do is..? – [Michele] So, basically, we did the pattern, did the stockinette stitch the opposite, and then here you have and you’re gonna fold it in half like this And you can either do a variety of stitches up the side So, you could do a a mattress stitch, or just whip stitch up – Yeah, it’s so fluffy that you could even hide, you know, a whip stitch or whatever – Right I wanna get to embellishing it though – Sure, okay – So, there’s…you have a few choices, so this has this really interesting little peak If the peak was not your gig, you could make a big pom pom and throw it on there, or you can– – It kind of covers up that little valley – Yeah, if that’s not your gig, but otherwise you can actually – [Michele] Do a tassel, pom pom tassel, just little poms, or something like that – Yeah. Yeah So we’re gonna be using the pom pom maker, correct? – Right, so this is the new Boye Pom Pom Maker It makes 11 tassels, 10 different sizes of pom poms

– Super handy. Do you want me to trade you? – Sure! – Okay – So we’re using this size, the second size in, it’s a three inch pom And I’m gonna use this yarn right here And you’re gonna see these two notches on the side, so you want to leave a tail like this, and you’re gonna fold, put it right thru those two notches and then you’re gonna start winding And you wanna…you know, don’t wind too tight, because then you have a really hard time removing – Okay – …the tail, which you need to tie it And then you’re just gonna go back and forth, back and forth, like this. Okay Until you get something like this here So there’s a few things I just want to mention There is a technique for a good pom pom, which is Do you know? – Haircut? – That’s one of them – Okay. [laughing] but it’s a tight center, like making your pom pom really tight in the middle, so it stays together and it really pops Okay, so I lost my tail here Oh here it is, okay Got a little messed up in traveling, so You wanna take a pair of scissors and cut that there And then you’re gonna find just gonna pull your tail like that, so, and you wanna bring it in-between those two little pegs right there, and then usually you tie it off in a double knot, and then you cut it Except, when you’re using a bulky yarn, sometimes you really can’t get it tight enough, so what you can also do is just hold it like a little taco, cut it, and then go back in and double knot it – Okay, so you would cut it, and you’d get something that looks like this – Right. So Right, so it has a little ridge, and you can just start to cut like that – [Vickie] Perfect, and you see it come together – [Michele] Right And then here it is right here You always have to give your pom poms a haircut – Right – It’s just the way it is, so, here it is And so what I do is I kind of really fluff it up If you have a twisted yarn, I actually go in and sometimes untwist every single strand, you know, and then you just give it a little haircut You start like this – [Vickie] And just trim it, but don’t go crazy, ’cause I’ve done that before where it just ended up like, – And then instead of a three inch, you get an inch and a half pom pom – I know. Yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah. So, super cute, tons of…this is so versatile This pattern actually comes in three sizes All of them will be included on our website, TheKnitShow.com Thank you so much – Oh, you’re welcome – That was super fun This is absolutely a go-to quick gift item, or just, you know, make it in every color – Which I did – You did do that Up next, I’m gonna check back with you with some tips on how to weave in those ends with bulky yarn (rad ukulele jingle) So, sometimes when you’re working with really chunky great yarns, although your project is super easy, the finishing can be difficult because weaving in ends can be a little troublesome So I have a couple of great tips that will make things a little bit easier on you So, no matter what, you obviously want a really large-eyed tapestry needle, and I also like the ones with the bent tip I just find that it makes the whole job a little bit easier So, you’re going to thread your needle as you always would But if you’re working on a piece like this swatch that I have here, or my big shawl over here, some of the problem is that you’ve got these big open spaces, so there’s not a lot of place to kind of hide those ends So what I always do is, I kind of work in the posts, and weave down, just to get started So, from here I would probably just go wherever there’s density instead of holes, right? So, where the rows meet there’s gonna be some density, you’re just gonna weave in, and then what I might do, just to, kind of just really secure it, is I might go down again, down one of those posts Just weaving in and out So you would continue that as you always would, weaving in until you felt great about it Then you’re gonna give it a little bit of a tug But the challenges here right here, is that sometimes, because there are so many holes, later, especially if it’s a garment that’s gonna get a lot of wear and tear and twist and turn, this could potentially come out, and then your hard work becomes unraveled So, if you just get some simple sewing thread and a sewing needle, in the same color, as close as possible, as the yarn you’re working on, just as a little safety, you find that end, you get it settled where it is, and I see that that’s right there, and you just take a little tiny stitch Nobody else will ever see it But essentially what you’re doing is you’re tacking down that edge so that you don’t have to worry about it any more Just snip it, and bury it in And then you don’t have to worry, at all, any wear and tear Super easy solution Another issue that can happen with big yarns, is if you were The opposite of what I just showed you

with open holes in crochet, if you’re working with a piece that’s, you know, maybe got a little texture, but mostly is filled in and is flat, sometimes when you weave in the ends, the yarn is so bulky that it leaves bumps, and so you’ve got sort of a misshapen piece and that’s not cool, right? So, you’re gonna take another needle and you could use the same one like I did before but I also really love these ones by Knitter’s Pride, KnitPro if you are not in North America, because they have these big loops It’s like a big sort of plastic loop, and it accommodates most size yarns So what I would do is, instead of taking this whole strand, and this only works if you have a plied yarn, it won’t work if you’re working with a single-ply or a roving yarn, is I would unply the yarn, as much as you can, and then just take half of the ply, loop it in, we’ll pull this to the side, and then from here I would just weave in as normal, as you normally would with any other yarn or any other project So I would bury it, you would keep going until, you know, I wouldn’t just do what I just did, I would keep going back and forth, right? And then I’d go back with the other one, and I would do that exact same thing, but just in a different area That way, when you flip it over, it’s still gonna, the integrity of the fabric isn’t going to change Super easy small tips that, with your big yarn can be big issues, you’ve made easy and simple (ukulele!) Alright, that does it for us today Thank you so much for hanging out, and learning all about big knits with us Thanks, as always, to my Knit Hive, it was lovely having you here Thank you for watching Remember, any pattern that you saw today, or in any episode of our show, can be found on TheKnitShow.com Be sure to come back for our next episode, where we focus on the global aspect of knitting and crochet We will have Knit Collage’s, Amy Small, we’ll also have Brazilian designer, Paula Pereira Until next time, breathe in, knit out (awesome theme song plays) (Chocolate?) (Top of the camera – check.) (Bottom of the camera – check.) (Side of the camera – check!) (Thanks again for watching!)