Podcast Episode 60: Measuring Advice from a Seamstress


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This week Casey interviews seamstress Mariah Crownover about measuring to fit.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Closing Gaps in Raglan Underarms
The kind of ribbon I couldn’t remember – GROSGRAIN!
Stellar Swatching
Casey’s top made on size 19 needles

Alternating Hand Dyed Yarns

When you’re using hand dyed yarns, it’s a good idea to have two balls of yarn going at once to avoid color pooling. In this video I demonstrate how I keep the work neat while alternating two balls of yarn.

The Knitter’s Pride 16” circulars I use in the video can be found here.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The scarf pattern I mention in the video can be found here.

The hand-dye yarns I use in the video are both by Twisted Owl Fibers, more info here.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.

Podcast Episode 59: She Sells Sweater Seams by the Seashore


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Things we talk about in this episode:
Weaving in Cotton Ends
Simple Magic Loop
Setting in Sleeves
Staci’s Sock Tutorials
Book: Knitting Vintage Socks
Steven’s Ravelry Page (plenty of men’s dress socks for inspiration!)

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Platina Cubics Needle Set

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This needle set can be found for sale here.

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My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.

Podcast Episode #58 – The Unexpected Effects of Knitting


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This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE.
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Vanessa Hill can be found at the BrainCraft YouTube Channel

Be sure to watch Vanessa’s video we reference in the podcast, The Unexpected Effects of Knitting.

The other video we mention in this episode:
Getting good tension between knit and purl stitches

Plumo Gradient Scarf

Many thanks to Zen Yarn Garden for sponsoring this free pattern and video tutorial! You can see their Gradient Yarn Sets here. The set I used in my scarf is called Storm Time. For the month of August, Zen Yarn Garden is offering 10% off the gradient yarn sets at checkout when you enter the code “PLUMOSCARF”.

Size: 9 inches wide by 56 inches long (23cm x 142cm)
Needles: Size US 3 (3.25mm), circulars or straight needles, size US 4 (3.5mm) needle for BO
Yarn: Zen Yarn Garden Gradient Yarn Set, one set per scarf
Additional Materials: three ring markers, tapestry needle for weaving ends
Gauge: please see pattern for notes on checking gauge

This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD.

The needles I use in the video are Knitter’s Pride Platinas.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.

Podcast Episode 57: The Canadian Invasion


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In this episode, we spend the whole time diligently answering knitting questions. (Not true, we get way off track a couple of times.) Many thanks to all of our friends in Canada for submitting questions to the podcast! If you’d like to send in a question, just email us at podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from.

You can find Casey’s website at kcknits.com.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn
Using Blocking Wires
The Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking
Tesserino Cowl

Converting a Flat Pattern to Circular

In this video, I talk about the basics of converting a pattern that is designed to be knit flat, to a pattern that is knit in-the-round (in a tube). I’ve broken it down into four points:

1. Think about the structure of the piece – is this modification a good idea?
2. Subtract two stitches for every seam (the first and last stitch of the row).
3. Convert wrong-side rows to right-side rounds.
4. If you need help, schedule a private lesson with the knitting teacher at your local yarn shop.

The hat pattern in the thumbnail photo is Divelish (a pattern that is written in-the-round).

Using Blocking Wires

In this video I explain blocking wires, and another great blocking tool, Knit Blockers.

The Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers set I use in the video can be found here.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles from these retailers:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The shawl in the video is called Sharbella.

I ordered the blocking wires I’m using from Amazon.

My nail polish is by Julep, color “Channon”.