Episode 361 – Holli Yeoh & La Belle Époque
The Sylphide Cardigan from La Belle Époque

We’ve got a gorgeous new collection of five patterns out today, all designed by the talented Holli Yeoh, so we had to have her on the podcast to talk about it! After Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been up to lately, Holli joins them to share about her history as a designer and the process of creating the patterns of La Belle Époque. 

Designer Holli Yeoh

Lee and Stacey also discuss with Holli her approach to size inclusion and a bit about her writing style and the editing process. If you love hearing about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating thoroughly helpful knitting patterns that fit great, this is the episode for you! 

Mentioned in this Episode

Deep Winter Coat pattern

Lee’s marled Felici socks (Ravelry link)

Felici sock yarn

Lee’s N for November sweater project (Ravelry link)

N for November Sweater pattern

Vertex book

Comfy yarns

Hawthorne yarns

Aloft yarn

Lee’s older Hawthorne+Aloft sweater

Julie Robinson’s website

Julie Robinson’s 2023 Knitwear Trend Report

Unparalleled book

Unparalleled eBook

Beachcomber Shawl pattern

Lee’s graphic design school

Some interior pages of the Vertex book

Block Party book

Knit Bits books & eBooks

Lee’s Cats thank-you gift

Holli Yeoh on Knit Picks

Andi’s old Knit Picks collection (no longer available; Ravelry link)

La Belle Époque eBook

Candace (Holli’s first pattern)

Focus Puller Cardigan pattern

Sylphide Cardigan pattern

Kim McBrien Evans’ size charts and body measurements survey

Flying Trapeze Shawl pattern

Fundamentals to Finishing Knits (Holli’s affiliate link)

Get 15% off an All-Access membership to the School of SweetGeorgia

Little Basic Cardi (Holli’s affiliate link)

Holli Yeoh’s website

Holly on Instagram

Holli on Ravelry

Time Stamps

00:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast

00:26 Lee and Stacey share their current WIPs

07:44 Stacey recently attended a seminar on handknitting style trends

11:10 Lee was also busy and presented her work as part of an alumni panel at a local college

15:20 We’ve got a our first single-designer collection in many years out today, featuring patterns from Holli Yeoh

17:28 Holli joins Lee and Stacey to talk about her background in designing knitting patterns.

25:26 Our hosts ask Holli about her new collection of 5 size-inclusive garments

31:36 Holli shares her approach to size inclusion and her journey to find the best size standards she can

36:54 Lee and Stacey talk about Holli’s patterns from earlier this year and ask about her upcoming projects

41:45 Lee brings up her admiration for Holli’s writing style and the process of editing Holli’s patterns

45:23 Credits