Rustic yarn has been the hottest thing to knit for the last couple of years. But what is it? What does Rustic really mean? And do you HAVE to have a basket? Let's talk all things rustic yarn and wool in this episode of my knitting podcast. Bonus: includes analysis of cultural history, from a Certified Fashion Historian!

This video covers:
-The technical properties of 'rustic yarn'
-Why it's special
-The kinds of techniques and knitting projects that it's great for
-Why is it often so expensive?
-How can you get it for cheap?
-Is it itchy?
-It is like being back in the 1970s?
-Why does everyone seem to like it so much?

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Brandy Butter Hat
Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brandy-butter
Payhip: https://payhip.com/b/8ywY

Ginger Snaps Fingerless Mitts
Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ginger-snaps-2
Payhip: https://payhip.com/b/0tyr

Knitting with Holst Supersoft: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEw68NPOp1E&t=1s

Knitting & Crochet on a Budget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gal0Gs4D0VI&t=1s

How to Take Your Knitting to the Next Level: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcyAp65Kz74

How to Knit Faster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlOsgJ_gn5c

Sweater Tour: Cardigans: https://youtu.be/1I4WVlFNPzw

Sweater Tour: Jumpers: https://youtu.be/q8rfF349_sE

6 Sweaters I Knit in 2020: https://youtu.be/w9smi4Ek2MU

Yarn Substitution 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWn1PcCsZh0

Why Bother Knitting Socks? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ud3ExKHil5E&t=108s

Essential Sock Knitting Techniques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMyAtKbZm8U&t=19s

How to Wind Yarn With NO Equipment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnj9Z4WpJak&t=2s

Stretchy Cast-On Knitting Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-ZPs4Yo-fs&t=7s

Projects featured on bushes:
Underwing Mitts using Jamieson & Smith yarn (Shetland)
Pink cardigan uses Hjelholts Uldspinderi yarn (Danish)
Grey sweater used Rauwerk non-superwash Merino yarn (German - Bavarian)

Yarns/brands mentioned:
Jamieson & Smith (Shetland)
Jamieson's of Shetland (Shetland)
Holst Garn (Danish)
Rauma Garn (Norwegian)

*I am unsponsored and have no affiliation with these brands*

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