Podcast 311: Knit, Tips and Tricks

Whether you’re brand new to knitting or an old hand, talking about the foundations of knitting can lead to some profound “ah hah!” moments. Time and again we think we’ve learned all there is to know about our favorite craft, only to be surprised by some little tip or trick from a fellow crafter that totally changes our process.

Lee and Erica start the conversation by sharing their methods for reading both patterns and your knit fabric! Being able to look at your project and correctly “read” your stitches can help prevent errors as well as give you a greater understanding of general knit construction. We even have a little treat for our left-handed listeners.

Next, Stacey and Hannah talk about our forays into knitting without looking at our needles! Both frequently knit while chatting or, more recently, while manning our Knit Picks booth at the recent Quilt Festival Houston trade show. We loved meeting everyone at the show and also realized that we have some good tips and tricks for knitters who want to practice knitting without looking.  If you’d like a little practice, now is the perfect time. Grab those needles and get knitting.

Episode Timestamps:

0:00 – Introduction with Hannah
1:03 – Tips and Tricks: Reading your knitting
11:08 – Left-handed knitting
18:46 – Shout out to Quilt Festival Houston
20:55 – Tips for knitting without looking
36:40 – Credits

Mentioned in episode:
Row Counter
The Left-Handed Knitter
Lee’s “Asymmetrical Shawl” aka Liy Shawl
Hue Shift Afghan Pattern
Hue Shift Afghan Kit
Emergency Fix Keychain