Episode 352 – Always Learning with Donna Estin

Game Day Cardigan by Donna Estin from Generations: Knits for All Ages

We couldn’t end our Game Day Cardigan KAL without talking to its designer, Donna Estin! She shares with us her inspiration for the sweater and clever little details incorporated into the pattern. Donna also tells us about the Boho Lace Vest from Transitions: Lace Patterns, drawing inspiration from the runway, TKGA’s Master Hand Knitting Certification, and enabling knitters to make their projects their own!

Boho Lace Vest by Donna Estin from Transitions: Lace Patterns

Plus, Lee and Stacey talk about our new yarn Journey Tweed and two …

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Free Downloadable August 2022 Calendar

Happy August! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these August 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of blues and reds including Swish Worsted Estuary Heather, Curio #10 Copper, Owlet and Neptune Snuggle Puff, Cotlin Cyan, and Wool of the Andes Persimmon Heather and Firecracker Heather.

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To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

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Episode 351 – A Chat with Designer Claire Slade

The Sea Sprite Vest by Claire Slade

In this episode, Lee, Stacey, and Andi discuss getting through the long stockinette section of their Game Day Cardigans for the summer KAL. They also compare their preferred methods for marking up patterns and keeping track of progress when working through pattern repeats.

Professor Meow Pullover by Claire Slade

Lee and Stacey share some behind the scenes work that went into creating Haven: Knit Lace Patterns, and later on, Stacey interviews Claire Slade, the designer of the Sea Sprite Vest from Haven about her design process and favorite projects to …

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Episode 350 – Why are you spitting on your yarn? 

Summer knitting has arrived in the Pacific Northwest! In this episode, Stacey and Lee discuss their summer crafting, contemplate cotton knits, and talk about wearing knits on the Oregon coast. 

Stacey and Lee also share their Game Day KAL progress, and Lee tells the story of an unfortunate set-back involving her cat, Karl. Next, Producer Andi joins in the conversation to talk about methods of joining new balls of yarn as everyone progresses on their cardigans.

Later, Stacey and Lee answer your questions! Topics include, cable lengths for magic loop, how to undo knitting, weaving in ends, and more. You can send questions to be answered on future episodes to podcast@knitpicks.com, or leave one in the comments here!

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Game Day Cardigan KAL

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Free Downloadable July 2022 Calendar

Happy July! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these July 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of blues including Stroll Tweed Prussian Heather, Gloss Fingering Captain, Dusk Swish Worsted, Muse Hand Painted Savvy Tonal and Devotion Hand Painted, and Wool of the Andes Celestial and Depths.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

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Episode 349 – New Faces and Knit Alongs

Jen Burt wears a burgundy cardigan with yellow and tan mosaic knit colorwork. Jen’s Sailaway Cardigan sample that was knit in 4 days!

The Knit Picks team has grown a lot during our long podcast hiatus, and in this episode, we’re excited to introduce you to two new staff members: Alena Ruman, the IDP Program Administrator, and Jen Burt, our Content and Outreach Coordinator.

Lee interviews Alena about her experiences starting at the Knit Picks warehouse in Ohio and then moving to the Pacific Northwest to work as the IDP Program Administrator. Alena is an experienced yarn dyer and shares with Lee some of her tips for dyeing using acid dyes.

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Episode 348 – We’re back from break!

Stacey holds up a gray and a blue hank of High Desert Worsted next to Lee who is holding a yellow and a speckled cream hank.

The podcast is back! After a long break, we’re excited to have a regular recording schedule again. In this episode, you’ll hear about Lee and Stacey’s personal projects that they’ve worked on during our long recording break. They’ll also share with you collections, patterns, and new yarns that have been released over the period.Next, we’re excited to share with you our summer knit along, featuring the Game Day Cardigans by Donna Estin from Generations: Knits for All Ages. The whole podcast team is substituting the suggested yarn for High Desert Worsted, and they share their color choices …

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Free Downloadable June 2022 Calendar

Happy June! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these June 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of blues and yellows including Swish Worsted Serene, City Tweed DK Cobalt, Barley Heather Stroll Tweed, Gloss DK Navy, Wool of the Andes Persimmon, Snuggle Puff Fawn, and Alpaca Cloud DK Victor.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

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Free Downloadable May 2022 Calendar

Happy May! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these May 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of greens and pinks including Swish Worsted Blossom Heather, Comfy Fingering Flamingo, Blossom Heather Palette, Stroll Tweed Forest Heather, and Wool of the Andes Lost Lake Heather.

How to get the Wallpaper:

To get the free downloadable calendar background of your choice (smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers), simply click on the image of your choice to go to the full-size photo and then save it!

Free May 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

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