Episode 369: Cool Tweed Fall
A rainbow of High Desert Tweed hanks of yarn

We’re back from summer break and ready to start planning our autumn knits! Dozens of new colors of old favorites and a handful of brand new yarns have come out since we last recorded, and Lee and Stacey are excited to share with you the development process of a few of their favorites.

There isn’t just new yarn! There also are new patterns, and Stacey and Lee chat about our new tweed home collection that comes out the same day as this episode, Stay In & Knit: Tweed Patterns for Home as well as the transitional, lacey collection from earlier this summer, Nature Walk: Lace Patterns. 

Plus, the end of the Ice Fire KAL is discussed, and our next KAL gets teased. Can you guess what we’ll be knitting together next? 

Mentioned in this Episode

Swish Pops yarn 

Ventisca Slipover 

Unparalleled book 

Alexis and Stacey from Knit Picks and Katelyn from crochet.com together at Our Maker Life 

Fancy Tiger Crafts store 

Reynolds Top and Dress sewing pattern 

Rey Belt Bag and Bucket Hat sewing pattern 

Ice Fire Wrap knit-a-long finished pieces 

Swish Pops Volume I spotify playlist 

Pop Hat pattern on the blog 

Pop Hat pattern on Instagram 

Podcast Episode with Michele Bernstein 

High Desert Tweed yarn 

High Desert yarns 

Brava Tweed yarn 

Lee’s Tweedy Trio pattern set 

Docent Afghan pattern 

Wooded Cabin Pillow pattern 

Wool of the Andes Tweed yarn 

Love Tangle Blanket pattern 

Diamondbacked Pillow pattern 

#CoolTweedFall on Instagram 

Andean Treasure yarn 

Mighty Stitch yarn 

Wool of the Andes Superwash Worsted yarn 

Alpaca Cloud yarns 

Gloss yarns 

Transitions ebook 

Nature Walk ebook 

Botanic ebook 

Honey Bee Mine Cowl pattern 

Broadleaf Wrap pattern 


00:04 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!

00:50 Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been up to during our summer break. 

08:44 The Ice Fire KAL came to an end, with not everyone finishing on time.

11:50 We can’t recap summer 2023 without mentioning Barbie!

13:10 So many new things came out on our break and today, and we’re starting with the background behind Swish Pops!

18:58 We’ve got so many new tweeds for fall, including High Desert Tweed!

22:18 Lee and Stacey discuss new colors and patterns in Brava Tweed.

26:45 That’s not all the tweed! Wool of the Andes Tweed also has new colors and revisited patterns.

28:16 Andean Treasure is back on the site with more colors and a new weight classification. 

30:40 Lee and Stacey quickly go over even more new yarn colors for various lines.

32:24 Over the summer, we released a transitional lace collection called Nature Walk.

39:24 Credits


  1. Brenda Ojibway / September 7, 2023

    What is the difference in Sport weight and DK weight when knitting something?

    • Andi Satterlund / September 7, 2023

      Sport weight and DK weight both describe the thickness of yarn. Sport weight is in between the thickness of Fingering weight and DK. DK weight falls in between Sport weight and Worsted weight. The weight of yarn used will effect the gauge, or stitches per inch, of a project.