Episode 351 – A Chat with Designer Claire Slade
The Sea Sprite Vest by Claire Slade

In this episode, Lee, Stacey, and Andi discuss getting through the long stockinette section of their Game Day Cardigans for the summer KAL. They also compare their preferred methods for marking up patterns and keeping track of progress when working through pattern repeats.

Professor Meow Pullover by Claire Slade

Lee and Stacey share some behind the scenes work that went into creating Haven: Knit Lace Patterns, and later on, Stacey interviews Claire Slade, the designer of the Sea Sprite Vest from Haven about her design process and favorite projects to knit. And we couldn’t chat with Claire Slade without discussing Professor Meow and her love for cats! 

Mentioned in this Episode

Game Day Cardigan KAL  

Locking Stitch Markers 

Row Counters 

Haven ebook

Haven print book 

Sea Sprite Vest pattern

Claire Slade’s designs 

Professor Meow Pullover pattern

Mini Meow pattern

Wonderfluff yarn

Crystallize Shawl pattern

Ottilie Shawl: Light pattern

Ottilie Shawl: Heavy pattern

Blossom & Bloom Shawl pattern

Acastus Sweater pattern

Chart Keeper

Aloft Super Kid Mohair yarn

Alpaca Cloud Fingering yarn

Curiosity pattern (Ravelry link)

Kids Cascading Kittens pattern (Ravelry link)


  • 00:04 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast
  • 00:20 What our hosts have been doing since our last episode.
  • 01:11 Game Day KAL chat, including staying on track through the long stretch of stockinette and note taking methods.
  • 13:53 Discussing knitting samples for new yarns and upcoming collections.
  • 15:07 Developing Haven: Knit Lace Patterns and photographing the collection.
  • 18:18 Chatting with Claire Slade, designer of Sea Sprite and Professor Meow.
  • 26:34 Claire’s upcoming designs and where to find her online. 
  • 28:45 Credits