Friday, January 14, 2011
Knitting With Silk Hankies Video Tutorial!
I created this silk flower pin kit for the January Phat Fiber box theme (Chinese New Year) and also taught it at the January meeting of the Knitspiration Guild of Silicon Valley.
The above video shows the process of making yarn from the silk hanky stack with no spinning required, plus the specific increase techniques used in the pattern. There's also a lot of cute cat screen time. They just have to be in the middle of everything! :)
When I tried spinning silk hankies a few years ago, I wasn't the biggest fan. I've been having a great time knitting with them, though! They still stick to your hands (and clothes, and cats) a lot when you're drafting them, but I find the knitting really enjoyable.
I'll be listing more kits in my Etsy shop after I dye some more hankies. If you're a guild member who didn't get to make it to the meeting, contact me for the special guild price.