The Knitpicks Podcast has changed a bit! With Kelley’s retirement, we’re taking on a new format. In this episode, we explore the question “Who taught you to knit?”. Hear from the Knitpicks staff and members of the general public, as they share stories of love transferred through knitting and crochet lessons, gifts made, and time spent together.
Hear about Hannah’s first boucle scarf:
I have no less than 5 friends having babies by the end of 2014: my pediatrician, my daughter’s best friend’s mom, my sister…one friend is even having twins! I have to knit every new baby I know something, too. I consider it a good luck charm. With two babes of my own, time is short so I’m always in need of a go-to baby knit.
The days are (slowly!) getting warmer here in the Northwest, and so I was inspired to knit something a little more spring-like than my usual warm hats and cardigans. I was paging through knit.wear’s Spring/Summer 2014 issue and when I spotted the Six Point Tee, I knew I’d found my next project. It was so beautifully simple and stylish, and with the bulky weight yarn it’d work up quickly. This is important because while I really enjoy the process of knitting, I love wearing the finished product more!
I have had a blast playing with wool fiber! I find it rewarding to see what wool fiber, hot soapy water and a little elbow grease will create! I’ve recently been making felted envelope-style clutch purses.
Stroll Brights is a fun, bold way to inject some serious color into your knits. By combining our new neon yarn with the classic Stroll Sock yarn, you can create a modern, standout look.
Here are some color palette ideas to get you started:
Hi Knit Picks Lovers!
We’re exploring a new format for our podcast, and would love your contributions to upcoming shows. We’ll be posting about topics and if they pertain to you, we’d love to hear from you! Here is the first:
The Impractical Crafter
Did you knit a footstool that flattened beneath your feet, or crocheted a bikini never to be worn?
We’re looking for examples of knitting/crochet or any other yarn crafts you’ve made that have no practical purpose whatsoever.
Email your story to email@example.com. We’d love to see a photo of your impractical craft, if you have one.
If we feature your story on our podcast, you’ll win a fabulous yarn sampler!
I love our new yarn Hawthorne.
You probably could tell because I wouldn’t shut up about it on our latest podcast. Since I’ve been using it like crazy in several projects, I thought I’d share some tips & tricks for working with what can be a challenging yarn to some people – hand painted yarn.
We are so honored to introduce our guest artists, Caden and Natalie Best. As one would expect with such illustrious artisans, the duo proved difficult to reserve. After much negotiation, bartering and outright groveling, we were able to commission their talent for illustrations of yarn lines and our book sale.
This week’s design for our 52 Weeks of Dishcloths is the Neutral Stripes Dishcloth. I was going through my collection of dishcloths at home, and I realized that I tend to first pick a color palette and then do a number of variations using the same colors so that I have a matched set. I already have a ton of bright-bright-bright dishcloths for my kitchen, so for this pattern I wanted something that could alternatively be used as a spa or face cloth in the bathroom.
We’re such teasers, aren’t we? Get ready for lovely, spring-inspired knits, luscious plants and, of course, some handsome cats!