Category Archives: Podcast

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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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Podcast Call For Entries: Getting Published

Have you ever been published in a knitting publication? Have you published patterns on Ravelry, or elsewhere, to an interesting result? We'd love to hear about it for our next podcast. Submit your stories to podcast@knitpicks.com, and if we use your entry, you'll receive a "charm pack" of our favorite Knit Picks yarn.

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Podcast Call for Entries: Stash It!

Do you have a large stash? Do you have no extra yarn? Do you consider yourself a collector, or do you only buy things when you have a project in mind? Our next podcast will be about stash: why we love it, why we hate it, why it's necessary, or not. If you've got a room full of yarn, or not a scrap to your name, we're interested in hearing your story. Write with your interesting stories about stash to podcast@knitpicks.com. If we choose you to be a part of our next podcast, you'll receive a "charm pack" of our favorite yarns (some would even call it a mini stash!).

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Podcast Call for Entries: Crafting for Charity

To celebrate our new book Helping Hands: Made With Love, Given With Heart we'll be doing a podcast about crafting for charity! Have you ever made anything for a campaign? What made you do it, and how did it impact others? If you've got a good story, and would like to be part of an upcoming Knit Picks podcast, email podcast@knitpicks.com. If your story is chosen, you'll receive a "charm pack" of our favorite Knit Picks yarn. We'd love to hear from you!

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