Podcast Episode 18: Merino is the Answer



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You can see my Strauch ball winder and swift in this video:

Links to things we talk about in this episode:
Tutorial: Beau Felted Wrap

Video: Spit Splicing
Video: Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn
Video: Avoiding Ladders

Sock Blanks on Etsy

Capturing the Color of a Skein (slider tool to see how multi-colored yarns will knit up)

Tutorial: SKEINO Operetta Shawl

8 comments on “Podcast Episode 18: Merino is the Answer

  1. Spoiler: I started writing this thinking I found a brilliant solution… I didn’t
    Re: 2 different weights – So ostensibly, you can pick 2 weights and then a menu will show up at the bottom at the bottom and you can switch for “Or (match either)” to “And (match both)”. There will also be an advanced option so you can have multiple options such as “worsted AND (lace OR fingering OR sport)”.

    All that to say that I did that for a bunch of combinations and couldn’t find anything. I don’t think designers can pick multiple weights. I’m knitting something that is written for fingering or worsted weight yarn and a) it didn’t show up and b) it only lists fingering in the info at the top of the pattern page. This is probably why there are different entries for many patterns written for multiple weights/gauges (e.g., Boxy)

    THAT SAID – the thing with And/Or logic works for all sorts of things, and I don’t know that it has been in any of your Ravelry tutorials. I used it recently to look up wool/synthetic blends.

  2. Just curious, will your podcasts increase in length with the addition of sponsorship? I’m hoping so. 🙂 I truly enjoy yours!

    -Annie

  3. A long time ago, I knit a sweater in “combination knitting” where it was striped, I used different sized needles (a somewhat large and a small) and different sized yarns. This was before Ravelry, otherwise I would link it to one of my projects.
    saradenbo on revelry

  4. Thank you, Staci, for the recommendation on the Strauch ball winder. My dog got into my yarn bin and got a piece stuck in her teeth. It scared her so she tried to run away from it. Of course that just unwound the skein further, throughout the house, around chairs, under tables…you get the picture. I have LOTS of yarn to wind. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

    Tonja

  5. I actually just finished a cowl called Polar Opposites that uses a bulky and a lace weight yarn. It was pretty easy to knit up, just carry the yarn you’re not currently knitting with you at the end of the row. The toughest part of it was grafting the ends together to finish it.

  6. I actually just finished a cowl called Polar Opposites that uses a bulky and a lace weight yarn. It was pretty easy to knit up, just carry the yarn you’re not currently knitting with up at the end of the row. The toughest part of it was grafting the ends together to finish it.

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