Swing Knitting with Expert Brigitte Elliott
Swing Knitting with Expert Brigitte Elliott was our topic today and we love that she shared this with us as well as so many other things!
Swing Knitting was actually developed by someone else and Brigitte gives credit to Gabrielle Kluge https://www.strickrausch.de/ (Intoxicated Knitting) and was trademarked by Heidrun Liegmann-Halama https://swing-knitting.com. There is a workshop course in German (if you open it with Google, it can be translated) by Heidrun that Brigitte recommends. https://magischemaschen.blogspot.com (Magical Stitches) Brigitte deserves credit though, too, for translating to English (we think!) and showing us how truly fun it is! There are several patterns that are really popular that uses this technique, most familiar is the Dreambird Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dreambird-kal), the Hitchhiker Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hitchhiker) to name a couple…
This is one of her designs: The Autumn Fusion Shawl has been well received. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/swing-knits-autumn-fusion-shawl There is a series of workshops in German and in English in Ravelry. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/swing-knittingtm-workshop-5—swingy-hitchhiker There’s also been some additonal designs from Heidrun placed in Ravelry in German and with Brigitte’s help, English! https://www.ravelry.com/stores/magische-maschen-designs Brigitte’s also had some designs published, most of us may have seen in the Knitter’s magazine. Here’s the link to her Ravelry Designer page to remind us: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/brigitte-elliott
Brigitte also recommends the Ravelry group for Swing Knits https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitting-the-swing—swing-knittingtm
Don’t forget to check out Brigitte Elliott’s website: https://www.bzknitter.com/ and if you missed hearing today’s program we hope you’ll take a moment to bring up the archive. For your ease: You may want to peek at iTunes for any of the episodes you may have missed, there’s a really concise list there so episodes are easier to find! https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing.rss