Episode 380: Get to Know Designer Joy Friedman

Spring is almost here, and we invited designer Joy Friedman on the podcast to talk about her design work and pattern in our new collection of cotton tops, Afternoon Tees! Lee and Stacey ask Joy about her background, and they discuss a handful of our favorite patterns she designed for us.

Plus, as always, Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been working on in their free time and dive a little bit into the story of how Afternoon Tees was created.

Mentioned in this Episode

Hummingbird Cardi crochet pattern

Lee’s crochet project (Ravelry link)

Tuff Granny Throw pattern

Sockhead Hat pattern

Lee’s improvised cabled cardigan project (Ravelry link)

Lee’s March Around the World movie list

Afternoon Tees eBook

Shine Sport yarn

Comfy yarns

CotLin yarn

Samia yarn

Lee’s Samia project (Ravelry link)

Kismet Tee pattern

Joy Friedman on Knit Picks

Tian Connaughton

Heart on My Sleeve Pullover pattern

Wonderfluff yarn

Wool of the Andes yarns

Pass the Honey Cardigan pattern

Brava Tweed yarn

Pass the Honey Cowl

Joy’s Top of the World Knits website

Podcast episode with Tian Connaughton

Vibrations Pullover

Coloring Outside the Lines eBook

Palette yarn

Lindy Chain yarn

Joy’s Instagram

Band names Instagram post

Time Stamps

00:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!

00:18 Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been up to

07:38 Our latest pattern collection is out, Afternoon Tees!

12:56 Joy Friedman joins Lee and Stacey to talk about her designs and technical editing work.

22:27 Some of Joy’s earliest patterns were collabs with Knit Picks

28:34 Joy shares how she began knitting.

30:38 Lee asks about Joy’s pattern the Vibrations Pullover

34:40 Stacey brings up Joy’s pattern in Afternoon Tees.

40:38 Where to find Joy online

42:02 Credits


  1. Scitchr (sci teacher) on Ravelry / March 24, 2024 / Reply

    Question for a future podcast: Do you still use wool wash when you wash your cotton and linen hand knits? Thanks!

    • Andi Satterlund / March 25, 2024 / Reply

      Great question! We’ll be sure to bring up the topic on an episode about summer knits, because I’m sure we all have different opinions.