Podcast 290 – Next Steps for the New Year

Knit Picks

With the Holidays in full swing, knitting deadlines near and the new year in sight, the Knit Picks crew has decided to take a brief meditative pause from the furious click of our needles for a little look ahead. While the second half of Winter offers non-knitters little more than unfestive darkness and cold, we knitters can look forward to the longest stretch of the year for personal knitting time.

First up, Hillary and new Knit Picks graphic designer Erica share their next steps as enthusiasts still in the early days of their knitting. (starts at 1:00) After that, Lee and I discuss our plans from the perspective of experienced knitters poking into the odd corners and experimental edges of the knitting world. (starts at 7:37)



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Mentioned in this episode:

Arri Hat (available in the Under 200 pattern collection)

Biggo yarn

Caring for Easy Care Yarns (answering Erica’s questions about blocking cotton knits!)

Twined Knitting Technique


Hawthorne sock yarn

Quant by Star Athena

Fox Paws by Xandy Peters

Hue Shift blanket pattern

Knits for Everybody Cardigan pattern

Daniel’s favorite buttonhole technique