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Review: Two Videos

Two Videos:

Title: Classic to Creative Knit Cables with Kathy Zimmerman

Knit Cables_001

Author: Kathy Zimmerman

Published by: Interweave Knits, 2009

Video: 65 minutes

Type: Instructional

First Reaction: Great explanation of cables.

Knit Cables_002

The In-Depth Look:

This is a Knitting Daily Workshop video which explores the whys and wherefores of cables. What they are, how to make them, the difference between left-cross cables and right-cross cables (not to mention the different terminology). Kathy Zimmerman makes an excellent teacher as she explains not only what you need to do, but why. And what to do when you make a mistake. (Not, she says, that she ever makes mistakes.)

If you haven’t tackled cables yet, this is a great introduction. If you have, but you’re still uncertain and want to learn some new tricks, it’s good for you, too. It’s easy to see what she’s doing, when she’s showing you what to do, and the explanations are clear and helpful.

Title: Introduction to Fair Isle: The Ivy League Vest with Eunny Jang

Fair Isle Intro_001

Author: Eunny Jang

Published by: Interweave Knits, 2009

Video: 54 minutes

Type: Instructional

First Reaction: Exactly what it says–an intro to fair isle

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The In-Depth Look:

This is a Knitting Daily Workshop video which tackles Fair Isle, using Eunny Jang’s “Ivy League Vest” (pattern included) as a template. There are lots of helpful tips in here–the one for casting on with two colors is practically worth the price of the video–and it takes a lot of the “scare” out of colorwork and steeks. There’s so much information in here, in fact, I need to watch it again. Off hand, I can’t think of a fair isle topic that she did not touch on. It really is a great introduction.

This review copy was kindly donated by Interweave Press. Thank you! My Gush: Both great, informative videos from the folks at Knitting Daily.

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  • Jocelyn December 21, 2009, 9:53 am

    I saw Eunny do a Fair Isle demo on KDTV and it *wasn’t* over the shoulder. Are her demos on the DVD over the shoulder (i.e., from the knitter’s perspective) or are they “upside down”?


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