Monthly Archives: March 2023

Episode 361 – Holli Yeoh & La Belle Époque

The Sylphide Cardigan from La Belle Époque

We’ve got a gorgeous new collection of five patterns out today, all designed by the talented Holli Yeoh, so we had to have her on the podcast to talk about it! After Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been up to lately, Holli joins them to share about her history as a designer and the process of creating the patterns of La Belle Époque. 

Designer Holli Yeoh

Lee and Stacey also discuss with Holli her approach to size inclusion and a bit about her writing style and …

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Darning Tools Explained

Banner with photo of darning egg, darning mushrooms, and darning loom and text that reads "Darning Tools Explained."

Of all the fiber craft tools out there, mending tools like darning eggs and darning looms can be some of the quirkiest ones you’ll see! The simple functions of darning tools leaves a lot of room for creative construction, which is why vintage versions can look like art pieces, but the variation in styles can also make these tools intimidating, so we like to stick with natural wood classics! Here’s an overview on each tool and where you might use them to help your darning.

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Episode 360 – March is for Mending!

The time is coming to start putting away heavy knits for the spring, and that’s got mending on our minds. Lee and Producer Andi discuss invisible vs. visible mending. Lee favors visible, using woven darning and contrast colors, and Andi prefers getting as close to invisible as she can using Swiss darning and color matched yarn. They also answer Stacey’s questions on mending.

On the left is a not-quite invisible mend by Andi, and on the right is a deliberately visible mend by Lee.

Plus, hear about our hosts Lee and Stacey’s personal projects, Lee’s free new pattern she designed, and our latest eBook, Lounge Act: Knits for Kicking Back. 

Mentioned in this Episode

Game Day Cardigans pattern 

Lee’s Game Day with patch pockets 

Traditions Afghan pattern 

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Free Downloadable March 2023 Calendar

Happy March! To celebrate, we have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these March 2023 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring our new lace weight yarn Voliere.

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 March 2023 Wallpaper for Desktop:

Free March 2023 Wallpaper for Tablet:

Free Blank Wallpaper for Zoom:

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