Episode 5: Layers of Visual Learning

Welcome to Episode 5

What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:


full slice wedge

Citron by Hilary Smith Callis the enormously popular (12,024 posted projects on Ravelry as of December 3, 2014)  half circle shawlette, free on Knitty.  She learned you probably won’t notice that the increases don’t line up (not the pattern’s fault — she stopped counting.)  Can you see them?

She used

Noro Taiyo Sock colorway 30 and

Wild Orchids Fiber Arts Amore, colorway Lavendar


Catherine continues learning from

fabrege 1 Fabrege 2    Catherine ep 2 1

Faberge’ by Laura Aylor

She’s using

Classic Elite Yarns Mountain Top Vail yarn in two colors.

Brainy Stuff:  Layers of Visual Learning

According to some theories, people who identify as visual learners, usually find it easier to take in information visually, but they use auditory or kinesthetic means to process and integrate that information.  Therefore, probably the best learning occurs when all three modes are used.   More about this in upcoming episodes.  This link has other links including one for a self-assessment.

Laura Nelkin’s Craftsy class:  Mastering Lace Shawls  gives step-by-step and frame-by-frame instructions for making two shawls:  Skywalker and Clarus. 

Duolingo is a free app that teaches Spanish, French, German and other languages.   It uses visual, auditory and kinesthetic approaches.

Behind the Redwood Curtain:

One of the Northwest’s most famous denizen is the legendary Bigfoot.


Smalfutfrom Wikipedia.  http://www.jcu.edu.au/wiledpack/modules/fsl/JCU_090460.html  Frame 352 from 1967 Patterson–Gimlin film, alleged by Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin to show a Bigfoot, was a man in a gorilla suit.[1

Knitting Tip:

Needles of the same size but made from different materials will give you different gauge.