Category Archives: Podcast

Podcast 259: Fantastic Felici

You might think you know our stupendous, self-striping sock yarn, Felici, with it's sensously soft 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon blend and ever-changing selection of brilliant colors, in classic fingering or new worsted weights. Whether you're a devoted follower or a burgeoning novitiate, you might be surprised at what you learn with this glimpse behind the scenes for one of our favorite yarns to develop.

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Podcast 258: Beginning Lace

Shawls for All, our new mix-and-match shawl collection, has been something of a pet project for a few people around Knit Picks, and we really think that Joyce Fassbender, the brains behind the collection, has really given us something special.

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Podcast 257: Luxurious Lace

That's right, we're reviving the Knit Picks Podcast! In each episode we'll be exploring a knitting theme, featuring Knit Picks staff members discussing their favorite topics. In honor of our newly released advanced lace collection, Luxurious Lace, we'll be talking about all things lace.

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Podcast 256: Something for Everybody!

Podcast 256 has something for everybody! We hear from Knit Picks' own Alison Backus about our new collection, "Knits for Everybody", with basic patterns you'll go back to again and again. The sweater pattern from this book is designed by Katy Banks, who talks on this podcast about her design process, and left handed knitting a whole different way. We'll also talk to Vera Brosgol, author and illustrator of the new children's picture book, "Leave Me Alone", (pictured above) about drawing, knitting, and being left alone to do it all. 3 easy ways to listen...

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Podcast 255: Feels Like Summer – Available Now!

If you're reveling in the newness of summer, this podcast is a celebration of that feeling. Whether you travel to new places, or try new crafts during the warmer months, summer is always a good time to try new things. In this episode of the Knit Picks podcast, we talk to Clara Parkes, author of Knitladia, about her adventures in yarn-based travel. We also speak with designers Joyce Fassbender and Stephannie Tallent about their history of knitting and designing, as well as their recent contributions to our collection, Joyful Lace. So if you're out and about this summer, bring our podcast along!

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Podcasts to Queue While you Craft

I'm back with some new podcast recommendations! Last November I did a post with some of my favorite feeds to listen to while I knit/weave/crochet/cook/clean/drive/do all the things. It's definitely time to dive in to my enormous list of 'casts for an update. I have two crafty-themed suggestions and two story-based podcasts just for you when you click through to the rest of the post!

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Podcast Call for Entries: Craft Travel

Have you ever taken a trip specifically for a craft you enjoy? Have you visited Iceland, the Shetland Islands, or a farm in upstate New York just to indulge your fiber obsession? If so, we'd love to hear about your experience! Cute or quirky, fun or disastrous, your stories can be emailed to podcast@knitpicks.com. If we include it in an upcoming podcast, we'll send you a "charm pack" of our favorite yarns!

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New Podcast Available: Stash!

Whether you're a person who loves to stash yarn, or a crafter who buys only on a per-project basis, this episode will interest you. We speak to Hannah Fettig of Knitbot, about her app and booklet called "Stashbot", helping knitters understand yarn quantities for each project they're planning. We also speak with Elizabeth, whose stash is so big that it's taking over whole rooms of her house (see her "Main Yarn Room" above)! Find out what she loves about owning a large stash, how she uses it, and how she keeps it organized. 3 easy ways to listen...

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Speaking of Podcasts

I live and breath podcasts these days. At any given moment you can find me listening to one while I work (as I type this!), in the car, as I cook, clean, sew, weave, knit, crochet... basically my entire day is filled with surprising episodes from amazing podcasters. 'Tis the season for some heavy-duty crafting so I thought I would put together a short list of my favorite podcasts to listen to! So sit back, grab your WIP and a mug of favorite tea, and explore these absolutely delightful shows.

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Podcast Episode 253: Getting Published – LISTEN NOW!

Have you seen independently run knitting magazines in the stores and wondered how they got their start? Have you designed patterns and wondered how to get them published? This episode gives you an inside look into publishing. Meghan Fernandes of Pompom magazine tells us about the history and future of the quarterly magazine. Emily Guise of Knit Picks tells us about her new collection, Big Art Knits. If you're a new or seasoned designer, or a connoisseur of great patterns, this episode is for you!

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