Monthly Archives: February 2024

Episode 378: A Chat with Bridget Pupillo

Bridget Pupillo’s name is likely familiar if you’ve knit from Knit Picks pattern collections! She joins hosts Lee and Stacey to chat about her new patterns in our most recent patterns collections, Simply Home and Homestead Cables. And we couldn’t have Bridget on the podcast without talking about one of our favorite patterns, the Eldfell Pullover!

Plus, Lee and Stacey chat about their personal projects, and Producer Andi joins in to talk about new patterns designed and modeled by her and Lee. 

Mentioned in this Episode

Lee’s movie theater knitting sweater (Ravelry link)

Hawthorne DK yarn

Lee’s new movie theater tee (Ravelry link)

Samia yarn

Lee’s new improvised cable cardigan (Ravelry link)

Lee’s improvised cable-yoke pullover

Stacey’s Deep Winter Coat (Ravelry link)

Deep …

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100% American-Made High Desert Yarn

In 2020, Knit Picks began looking for more ways to support local fiber by creating a 100% American-made yarn, and we found the perfect partner incredibly close to home. Just 120 miles east of Knit Picks’ Vancouver, WA offices is the Shaniko Wool Company, located in Oregon’s high desert region. The Shaniko Wool Company was founded by rancher Jeanne Carver and is a collective of ranches that raise Merino and Rambouillet-Merino sheep to produce Responsible Wool Standard (RWS) certified wool. The RWS certification process confirms a fully traceable and sustainable wool supply and helps ensure responsible animal and land management. “I saw this partnership as a valuable opportunity to bring [Knit Picks] its first yarn from America,” …

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Episode 377: A Cable Knitting Q&A

This episode was created with help from you! We asked for any and all questions about knitting cables over on Instagram, and our hosts Lee and Stacey along with producer Andi worked together to answer them! Some questions had the trio in agreement, and others showed how many different ways you can approach knitting. Can you guess how many times they recommend swatching?

Plus, Lee and Stacey share what they did to stay busy during the ice storm that hit Portland in January, and discuss more new yarns and products that came out recently, including Static! 

Mentioned in this Episode

Lee’s cable-yoke sweater blog post

Hawthorne Fingering yarn

Lee’s Hawthorne DK sweater project (Ravelry link)

Ventisca Slipover pattern

Posole Verde recipe Lee used

Stacey’s …

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Free Downloadable February 2024 Calendar

Happy February! And happy leap year! We have your free monthly calendar wallpapers. Enjoy these February 2024 wallpaper images (free download for you!) — featuring a variety of reds, pinks, and whites with Wonderfluff and Wonderfluff Ombré in Sweet Pea Heather and Sweet Pea Heather Ombré, Twill in Crabapple, Galileo in Cordelia, Capra DK in Hollyberry, Wool of the Andes Tweed in Gingham Heather, Aloft in Blush and White, Lindy Chain in Rouge, Luminance in Innocence, Curio #3 in Serrano and White, Palette in Blossom Heather and Blush, Fluff of the Andes in Bare, Swish Worsted in Frosting, Comfy Worsted in Flamingo and Rosehip.

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. For desktop, right click the image and “Save As”; for smart phones …

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