Episode 348 – We’re back from break!
Stacey holds up a gray and a blue hank of High Desert Worsted next to Lee who is holding a yellow and a speckled cream hank.

The podcast is back! After a long break, we’re excited to have a regular recording schedule again. In this episode, you’ll hear about Lee and Stacey’s personal projects that they’ve worked on during our long recording break. They’ll also share with you collections, patterns, and new yarns that have been released over the period.
Next, we’re excited to share with you our summer knit along, featuring the Game Day Cardigans by Donna Estin from Generations: Knits for All Ages. The whole podcast team is substituting the suggested yarn for High Desert Worsted, and they share their color choices and swatching methods for yarn substitutions. Plus, hear about what amount of suggested ease they’re planning to use when choosing a size. 

Mentioned in the Episode

Lee’s Movie Hue Shift (Ravelry link)
Hue Shift pattern
Block Party: Modular Blankets book 
Joinery Blanket pattern
Barnstaple Vest pattern 
High Desert yarn 
Hawthorne yarn
Cheer Up Cardigan pattern
Lee’s Andean Treasure cardigan (Ravelry link)
Andean Treasure yarn
Lee’s N for November Sweater project (Ravelry link)
N for November Sweater pattern 
Vertex: Colorblock Projects book
Aloft yarn 
Lee’s first Hawthorne+Aloft sweater (Ravelry link)
Knit Bits: Learn to Knit Twists booklet
Fluctuation Hat pattern
Payne Hat pattern
Thicket: Nature-Inspired Cable Knits book
Thicket: Nature-Inspired Cable Knits ebook
Breezy: Carefree Cotton Knits book
Breezy: Carefree Cotton Knits ebook
Timeless: High Desert Knits book
Timeless: High Desert Knits ebook
Generations: Knits For All Ages book
Generations: Knits For All Ages ebook
Game Day Cardigan Knit Along
Game Day Cardigan pattern
New podcast producer Andi
Traditions Afghan pattern
Guide to Swatching
Heatherly Yarn


  • 00:02 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast
  • 00:30 The podcast is back after a long break, and we missed it, too.
  • 01:44 What Lee and Stacey were knitting while on break.
  • 10:40 New patterns, yarns, and collections that were released during the hiatus.
  • 19:00 Join us for a KAL of the Game Day Cardigans.
  • 20:39 Lee, Stacey, and Andi’s High Desert colors for their Game Day Cardigans.
  • 23:57 Considering adding patch pockets to Game Day Cardigans.
  • 25:33 Discussing swatching for yarn substitutions. 
  • 30:21 Deciding what size to knit based on the suggested ease.
  • 35:19 Introducing our newest yarn family, Heatherly Baby Yarn
  • 37:40 Send us your questions or topic requests!
  • 39:23 Credits


  1. Ida / June 20, 2022

    I’m so happy you’re back! Have a nice summer!

  2. Ellie / June 19, 2022

    happy to see you back

  3. TheLadyJAK / June 11, 2022

    Hey welcome back! Missed you!

  4. Lynn / June 8, 2022

    I’m so happy you are back! I enjoy listening while on walk/runs (aka knitting breaks!!) I love hearing about your favorite KnitPicks products and what’s new. Please let us know how High Desert is working for the KAL. I made the Thunderbird hat in HD and wear it frequently. I like supporting an American made product, ethically sourced. Thank you and keep up the awesome work!

  5. Joolz / June 7, 2022

    Yippee!!! Welcome back and thank you so much for another amazing episode. When I found this podcast a few years ago, I went back and listened to every. single. episode. This is great stuff!!! I could listen every day as you two talk about your wips. It’s like sitting in a knitting circle. 🙂

    If you could, can you talk about tips for when you put your work down and don’t pick it up for a while and then you forget what you’re doing (even though you may have notes) so you either mess it up or spend so much time trying to figure it out, it’s time to set it down again and go to bed??

    Thanks again for a great podcast!!!

  6. Kathy S. / June 4, 2022

    I used to listen to every one of Kelly Petkun’s episodes. Back then, audio podcasts were the only game in town! I learned so much from her. Thanks for carrying on.

  7. LeAnn / June 3, 2022

    I’m so glad you’re back!