Fiberside Chats


Bazaar Girls has teamed up with Longmont Yarn Shoppe in Colorado and other shops across the country to present Fiberside Chats with famous designers. Register at Longmont Yarn Shoppe and scroll down to find the Bazaar Girls sign-up. It’s a great way to support yarn shops, and designers and have some fun too!

 

 

 

December 4

Christine LeGrow & Shirley Anne Scott

 

Saltwater Knitting

Shirley and Christine take you on a virtual knitting tour of their island home, as seen through their award-winning books. Newfoundland’s extreme weather has influenced its traditional knits for centuries. In Saltwater Mittens they introduce you to the iconic Trigger Mitt and share tips on completing this essential cold-weather wear. Next, from Saltwater Classics and Saltwater Gifts, you gain insight into why traditional knits were necessary for the survival of European settlers. As time passed a distinct culture evolved, and caps and mittens evolved too. Shirley and Christine highlight the heartwarming Hello Goodbye Mittens, every hunter’s favorite Moose Cap, and the importance of Soldiers’ Socks. They complete their Newfoundland knitting tour through the newly released book, Saltwater Socks.

CHRISTINE LEGROW was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland. After a long career in retail, she began Spindrift Handknits, a thriving cottage industry that creates local designs that are knit by Newfoundlanders.

SHIRLEY ANNE SCOTT, also known as Shirl the Purl, is a Come From Away who made her home in St. John’s in 2006. A librarian by profession, in 1989 she wrote Canada Knits, a history of Canadian knitting that opened many doors.

Both are lifelong knitters with a keen interest in the fascinating traditions of the wonderful place they live in. In the midst of busy lives, they have co-written four popular books, Saltwater MittensSaltwater ClassicsSaltwater Gifts, and Saltwater Socks. Christine and Shirley love to celebrate the art of living in Newfoundland through its knitting.

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, December 4th at 1:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Central, 11:00 am Mountain, and 10:00 am Pacific

This Fiberside Chat will be recorded – a link to the recording will be available for one week and shared with registered attendees only. 

Register Here

 

December 11

Åsa Tricosa

 

Ziggurats!

Åsa will share her passion for the Ziggurat way of knitting sweaters. She will tempt you to adopt Ziggurating as one splendid way to seamless, well-fitting, tailored garments with absolutely minimal weaving in of ends. Indeed, if you were to knit from a huge skein with yardage enough for a whole sweater, you would have precisely 6 ends to weave in at the end. True fact!

Åsa will point you to the sign posts that let you navigate through any Ziggurat pattern – for example, all increases are colour coded in the same way in every (every) Ziggurat.
There will be opinionated views on how to choose your size correctly, a celebration of the rear (it deserves both attention and room to live), you may be told that a pattern is just a suggestion – that off-piste knitting is not only tolerated but positively encouraged. You will also learn a little about the finer details that add both finesse and pizazz to the quite classic shapes and stitch patterns Åsa likes.

Åsa Söderman Bio
Åsa is a Swedish knitting designer who lives in Denmark with a Danish husband.
She knits with abandon and has knitted her way from Sweden to Denmark via New York and Boston and Singapore, and Sussex – and Germany.
Åsa’s designs are mostly seamless and top down, and she is attracted by unusual solutions and just-so details.

The Ziggurat sweater is her signature. It is a seamless, top down, contiguous or simultaneous-set-in sleeve method, developed and polished since the first Ziggurat saw the light in 2011. It became and remains a passion. Åsa is the author of Åsa Tricosa Ziggurats: 16 elegantly seamless Knits  (in its 4th print run).

This is a live Zoom Event on Sunday, December 11th at 1:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Central, 11:00 am Mountain, 10:00 am Pacific, 7:00 pm CET

This Fiberside Chat will be recorded – a link to the recording will be available for one week and shared with registered attendees only. 

Register Here

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