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Design for Yourself

Knitting Fashion Episode 7 of 10

In this episode of the 'how to' series, Jan Leeming and Pam Dawson, both wearing vivid examples of knitwear fashion, discuss adapting basic patterns to one's own designs. James Walters, wearing a crochet suit, encourages free thinking for knitters with his call for designer obsolescence, Pam gets upset by bad combinations of stitches and wool, and there is a nice demonstration of a dolly bobbin for French knitting. (1976)

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25 minutes

Last on

Mon 20 Nov 1978 15:00
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

Did You Know?

Jan Leeming went on to become a BBC newsreader until 1987 and in 2006 took part in Channel 4's'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. James Walters is an exponent of scrumbling, which is a kind of 'freeform crochet'.


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