Podcast Episode 39: Gauge Squatch



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Original art this week by Lucy Makuc Producciones.

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Links to things we talk about in this episode:

What’s Your Knitting Style
Simple Stretchy Bind-Off
Shadow Chevron Stitch
Choosing a Sweater Size

One Row Scarf

The One Row Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee is a simple scarf that I recommend as an easy pattern that always knits up into a great looking scarf. In this video I walk through the stitches and tips on knitting this scarf.

You can find the free One Row Scarf pattern on the Yarn Harlot’s website.

You can visit the Yarn Harlot’s blog here.

There are over 10,000 pattern pages for this scarf! You can see other knitters’ finished scarves and get ideas for your own by browsing here.

The cast-on for this pattern is “a multiple of 4, plus 2”. If you need help understanding this, this video will help.

Here is my video on adding fringe.

Detailed info on the gray scarf I knit can be found here.

The yarns I used in my examples are both Knit Picks Preciosa Tonal.

You can use any needles for this pattern (straight or circular), I’m using double-pointed needles only because they are short and fit well on camera.

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

Podcast Episode 38: Moths!



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Things we talk about in this episode:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Storing Knits for Summer
Afterthought Heel – Socks on 9” Circulars Tutorial
Sockhead Hat (not my design)
Grafting Rib Stitches

Crocheted Seam

In this video I demonstrate a crocheted seam, and we take a look at how it compares to the mattress stitch.

The Knitter’s Pride Dreamz crochet hooks I use in the video can be found here.

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

The swatches I used for demonstration are knit with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needle gauge I show in the video can be found here.

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

Podcast Episode 37: That Voice in Your Head



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Things we talk about in this episode:

German Short Rows
Mirror Knittting
Learn to Knit a Women’s Sweater (pullover)
Cropped Raglan Cardi

Casting-On Without a Slip Knot

In this video we take a look at how using or not using a slip knot in your cast-on changes the look of your knitting, and I demonstrate how to cast-on without a slip knot in a couple of different long-tail COs.

The yarn I use for demonstration is Spud & Chloe Outer.

The needles I use for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Basics.

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

Podcast Episode 36: Creative Reuse



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For more information and photos on Austin Creative Reuse, you can read Casey’s blog post about it.

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Austin Creative Reuse

Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches
Traditional Garter Stitch Dishcloth
Make 1 Increase
Make 1 Below

2 x 2 Tubular Cast-On

This cast-on is great for the brim of hats, and can be easily substituted in if the hat pattern calls for a regular 2×2 rib.

You can see my 1×1 Tubular Cast-On video here.

Instructions for working this cast-on:
1. Using a provisional cast-on and scrap yarn, cast-on HALF of the total number of stitches you need.
2. Starting at the slip knot end with a knit row, knit 4 rows of stockinette stitch (knit a row. purl a row).
3. Remove the provisional cast-on and slip those stitches on to another needle, line up those needles.
4. Knit 2 knit stitches from the front needle, 2 purls from the back needle, repeat those Ks and Ps across all of the stitches.
5. If you are joining in-the-round, this is the time to join in-the-round.

The yarn I used for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needles I use for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

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

Podcast Episode 35: Clapotis, in Paris



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Links to things we talk about in this episode:
Reinforcing Sock Heels and Toes
Lang Jawoll sock reinforcement thread
I wasn’t able to find the “pregnant” skeins of Jawoll yarn, just the reinforcement thread sold separately.

German Short Rows
Traditional Wrap & Turns

Learn to Knit a Fair Isle Hat
Color My Cowl
Color My Cuffs
Fimmel Hat

The Mysteries of Row Gauge

Kolaches, explained.

Shaker Dishcloths
Clapotis
Sockhead Hat