Category Archives: Podcast

Podcast Episode 31: Cables

January’s project from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s book the Knitter’s Almanac is an Aran sweater. So, that is how I am beginning my year! As I worked out the design for my cardigan, I realized cabling would be a nice topic for the beginning of our knitting year together. It does feel nice to shake away the lethargy of Christmas vacation with a challenge.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 30: Charity Knitting

Knitting socks for Jonathon has reminded me of all the opportunities knitters have to knit for others. Why not extend the spirit of giving beyond the holidays? Find a cause that tugs at your heart and get knitting!   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 37: Needle Sizing

What is the deal with needle sizing?  Depending on where you live, there will be a particular way that the sizes of knitting needles are categorized. It all seems a bit confusing, but it is actually quite simple.   3 easy ways to listen…

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Podcast Episode 34: Summer Dreaming!

In cold weather, I’m quite comfortable knitting warm garments. But, before I know it, spring arrives and I have absolutely nothing hand knit to wear in the warm weather. What a disappointment! There are many reasons to knit summer tops and sweaters but you need to get started during the dreary days of winter. To help you make your yarn decisions, I thought it would be a good idea to review the qualities of summer fibers like cotton and linen.   3 ...

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Podcast Episode 33: Interpreting Patterns

Designers are individuals. We love their unique projects but sometimes their unique way of communicating can make us crazy! The thing is, patterns are just like novels. An artist throwing their view of the world out there counting on the kindness of strangers. You, the reader, or knitter, have the responsibility to participate in process. You interpret the writing in order to enjoy the story. As you work through a pattern it may be easy to understand, confusing or frustrating. ...

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Podcast Episode 156: Sensational Sock Yarns

Sock yarn isn’t just for socks anymore – Kelley chats with Knit Picks designer Kerin about clever uses for your sock yarn stash. Also hear great tips and tricks on effectively organizing your sock yarns as well as how to go about buying sock yarns at fiber festivals without being overwhelmed. Kelley reviews the book Knit. Sock. Love. by Cookie A. 3 easy ways to listen…

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