Category Archives: Podcast

Podcast Episode 166: eBook Author Interviews

This week is all about eBooks! First, Kelley gets a chance to talk with Erica Jackofsky, an IDP designer and author of the eBooks Sweet Treats and Musical Minds. Next up, Alison chats with Lee Meredith, who designed the Swerve Mitts available through IDP and created the eBook, Game Knitting. Kelley then catches up with Liat Gat who created a unique format where eBooks combine with videos. Liat currently has five eBooks available through Knit Picks and includes eBooks on ...

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Podcast Episode 164: Gearing Up for Sock Summit

Kelley gets ready for the upcoming Sock Summit with weaving! By planning out projects for her rigid heddle loom, Kelley is able to go through her sock stash and use up yarn from the first Sock Summit. Who knew weaving could work as a stash management tool? Kelley also shares two books that would be perfect for those interested in weaving – Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Linn Davenport and Weaving Made Easy by Liz Gipson. Next up, Kelley chats about projects on ...

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Podcast Episode 163: A Summer of Lace

With the weather finally warming up here in the Pacific Northwest, knitting lace have been on everyone’s mind here at the office. On a recent trip, Kelley was fortunate enough to be sitting next to a fellow knitter on the plane back to Portland. She got the opportunity to share her love of knitting with her new knitting pal and Kelley recaps her reasons to knit lace as well as why new knitters shouldn’t be afraid to tackle lace projects. Next up, Kelley presents three different ...

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Podcast Episode 162: Interview with Michelle Edwards

Kelley interviews Michelle Edwards, author of the book A Knitter’s Home Companion. With a background in printmaking, illustration and children’s books, Michelle has always had knitting be a constant part of her life. In A Knitter’s Home Companion, Michelle shares stories and essays that explore the lives of other knitters, the lessons that are learned, and the way people are brought together through the craft. Hear all about Michelle’s journey from starting the book and meeting late night deadlines to finding time ...

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Podcast Episode 161: Stitch Dictionary Secrets Revealed

Jenny chats with Kerin about the wonders of stitch dictionaries! If you are new to stitch dictionaries, you will learn all about what they are, how to use them and the history of stitches throughout different cultures. Kerin also shares her own tips and tricks to successfully designing with different lace, cables, textures and colorwork stitches. Some of the books mentioned during this podcast include the Vogue Stitchionary series, the Harmony Guides from Interweave Press and Knitting on the Edge ...

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Podcast Episode 160: Behind the Scenes – New Tonals and Dishie

Alison got a chance to chat with our art director, Christina about the development of all the new tonal colorways for Shadow, Stroll, Swish and Wool of the Andes. Kelley dishes about her love for Dishie and talks about knitting with cotton yarns. Hear all about Kelley’s fiber fun and what she is currently working on in the “What’s On My Needles” segment. Kelley also reviews the book Knitted Socks East and West by Judy Sumner.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 159: Interview with Lisa Shroyer

Kelley interviews Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene magazine and author of the new book Knitting Plus – an amazing reference guide that walks you through several sweater styles and how to modify each to make it flatter your figure, along with 15 beautiful patterns.   3 easy ways to listen…  

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Podcast Episode 158: All You Need is Gauge

Kerin and Jenny chat about gauge – what is how, what effects your gauge, what fibers to watch out for and how you can use the basic understanding of gauge to make your own designs take form. Both The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns were referenced in this episode.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 24: How do we develop a yarn line?

How do we develop a yarn line? Well, if you asked Bob, it would involve a large dartboard and about 200 darts. The truth is that I’ve never been very good at playing darts. The reality is a fine balance of economics and knitting enthusiasm. Much like what every knitter faces every time they choose yarn for a new project.   3 easy ways to listen…

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