CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 22 November 1976
DURATION | 24 minutes 37 seconds
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.
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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