Monthly Archives: October 2022

Episode 357 – Knitting for Halloween

Christmas isn’t the only holiday for handknits! Producer Andi joins hosts Lee and Stacey to talk about her annual Halloween sweaters and horror-movie inspired projects. The trio also discuss other Halloween knits, like costume pieces and toys.

Andi’s Ichabod sweater, featuring Wool of the Andes Worsted, turned into a jack-o-lantern costume.

Later, Lee and Stacey share the creative process behind our latest pattern collection Scrappy Knits: Projects for Partial Skeins. They also talk about this year’s 12 Weeks of Gifting, featuring free patterns!

Mentioned in this Episode

Eldfell Pullover pattern 

Eldfell Office KAL Instagram story highlight 

Reilly Pullover pattern 

Lee’s patchwork apron 

Connecting Threads 

Andi’s Spooky Halloween sweater pattern collection 

Andi’s Arachne (spiderweb sweater) pattern 

Andi’s Ichabod (pumpkin sweater) pattern 

Lee’s Mary Tyler Moore costume 

Lee’s Waldo group costume 

Stag Head Pullover by …

Read more »

Episode 356 – Adding Sizes to our Anniversary Patterns

For our 20th Anniversary, we revisited some of our 20 most popular patterns, and Abbye Meiklejohn helped rewrite and add sizes to a selection of our older garment patterns. She joins hosts Lee and Stacey to tell them about her process for rewriting existing patterns and expanding their size range while maintaining the original look and feel. Abbye also shares how she likes to approach grading patterns for a larger size and the difference between extending pattern sizes and the individual knitter customizing their sweater. 

Gallatin Coat by the Knit Picks Design Team

Our hosts also reveal some fears around steeking and pattern photoshoot sample disasters, and Abbye shares a few stories of her own, including singeing a pattern sample while steaming!

Mentioned in …

Read more »

Free Downloadable October 2022 Calendar

Happy October! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these October 2022 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring an assortment of oranges, purples, and black and greys including Palette, Twill, Gloss, Wool of the Andes, Swish, Comfy and Shine.

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 October 2022 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free October 2022 Wallpaper for Tablet:

Read more »