Call for Podcast Submissions: Make or Break It



The weather is cooling down and perhaps you’re looking at patterns closely, wondering if they are the designs destined to become your favorite hand-knitted garments. Maybe you like top down or bottom up exclusively. Maybe you only work in skinny yarns or bulky weight. Maybe you like to learn a new technique, or maybe you like colorwork or just a bit of lace. Our upcoming podcast entitled “Make or Break It” is about what makes a good pattern. We know that you know what works for you. Won’t you tell us what that is?

What three things do you look for in a pattern, that make it something you’d cast on for? Call our hotline at 360-334-4847 and let us know. If we use your recording in the podcast, you’ll get a “charm pack” of our favorite yarns.  Call now!



  1. Michelle McMillen / October 5, 2014

    My comment was the third in the podcast; wow! Got my package of yarn (plus a great Knit Picks bag) on Friday and am completely charmed by all the lovely yarns you sent. Thank-you SO MUCH!!! You were already my favorite online yarn store, so this was rich icing on the cake. 😉

  2. Karen bachman / September 27, 2014

    My comment was the 2nd comment chosen! I’d love to receive my charm pack 🙂

  3. theresa calter / September 24, 2014

    fyi–have tried calling all hours and get nothing or busy signal so am hoping it is because sooo many folks have great criteria and not that the system crashed or something equally annoying…looking forward to podcast then.

  4. Danielle Baines / September 22, 2014

    I just realized I’m supposed to call the number. Will do after work. 🙂

  5. Danielle Baines / September 22, 2014

    The three things I look for are:
    1. Is there a schematic and a couple good clear photos? I want to see what it’s supposed to look like and how it’s intended to fit so I can adjust as needed for the body it’s going on.
    2. Are all stitches/techniques defined or are things assumed? “M1” or “decrease” is not sufficient. I need to know how you expect me to make one and decrease so mine will look like yours.
    3. Are there charts? I like charts. It comes back to the thing where I want to see what it’s supposed to be doing so I can tell if mine isn’t doing that.

  6. Michelle McMillen / September 19, 2014

    Well, I just left a message and then it occurred to me: how will you know who to contact if you use it? Since I would love to win a “charm pack,” my three things were 1) wearability for me or a gifted; 2) construction (I prefer in the round and a minimum of finishing fuss); and 3) do I have what it needs in my stash.