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Knit your own fashion on TV - what we can learn from 1976

I suspect  most  knitters will enjoy this archive BBC show on knitting currently on the BBC website.

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 There is much still of value from what was apparently the first part of a series intended to help experienced knitters to develop and allow novice knitters to create fashionable garments on a budget.

The excellent section on tension squares and types of knitting needles  from expert Pam Dawson would be useful for anyone learning today but we might all baulk at presenter Jan Leeming waxing lyrical over rayon yarn. 

My favourite part, apart from the assertion that "shawls are important" (well of course),  is Pam's sniffy reference to the metricisation of knitting needles.

Watch and enjoy.