Episode 354 – Revisiting Old Patterns

Here at the Knit Picks Podcast, we’re often excited to share new patterns with you all, but this week we’re talking about revisiting old patterns that we love to knit over and over again. Stacey throws it back with her most recent Clapotis that’s fresh on her needles, and Lee and Andi discuss using Lee’s self-published eBooks over and over again to create something new each time. Our hosts also chat about how using a new yarn can refresh an older pattern to make it feel modern again. 

Lee’s Adventure Knitting Sweater

Plus, the time has come to wrap up our Game Day Knit Along. The hosts discuss finishing (or not finishing) their projects, and everyone is still contemplating adding pockets to their cardigans. If you knit along with us, we’d love to hear from you about if you enjoyed participating and what you might like to see for future KALs!

Mentioned in this Episode

Knitting with The Sims! blog post 

Box Office Game 


Cooling Scarves 

Game Day Cardigan KAL 

Clapotis pattern 

Winter Weekend Socks pattern 

Lee’s socks in doubled Hawthorne Multi (Ravelry link)

Hawthorne Multi yarn

Lee’s socks in doubled Felici (Ravelry link)

Felici yarn 

Journey Tweed yarn

Roguery Cowl pattern 

Sockhead Hat pattern 

Scant hat pattern 

Lee’s Felici-striped Scant (Ravelry link) – 

Go Your Own Way Socks pattern – 

One of Andi’s hats made with Lee’s Game Knitting

Sweater made from Adventure Knitting 2 (Ravelry link)

Lee’s ebooks (including Adventure Knitting & Game Knitting)

Game Day Cardigan 

3-Needle Bind Off 

Picking up stitches video



  • 00:04 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!
  • 00:24 Summer refuses to end, so our hosts have been looking for other entertainment like knitting in the Sims!
  • 08:50 What has Stacey been knitting lately? Clapotis!
  • 10:06 Lee’s thoughts on knitting favorite pattern patterns over and over
  • 11:25 Using yarn substitutions to transform old favorite patterns into something fresh
  • 13:48 The endless reuse potential of any-gauge and recipe-style patterns
  • 15:31 Revisiting improvised knits as a gateway to writing patterns
  • 19:07 Lee’s Adventure Knitting and Game Knitting and their reknit potential
  • 22:45 Wrapping up our Game Day Cardigan KAL
  • 25:56 Lee’s cardigan isn’t quite done, and she has some tips for knitters still working on their own
  • 26:58 How to make picking up stitches evenly easier 
  • 30:48 Still thinking about adding pockets
  • 33:39 Where to see finished Game Day cardigans!
  • 35:00 Credits