Podcast Episode 30: Taking Great Knitting Photos

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This week, Casey interviews Erin Peloquin from Digital Photography for Moms about tips for getting great photos of your knitting. You can see before and after photos of Casey’s knits here on her blog.

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Links:
Videos: All of my seaming and grafting videos (including basic mattress stitch and Kitchener stitch)
Casey’s felted bag

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Royale 16″ Circular Needle Set

You are welcome to comment here, but to enter the contest, please comment on the YouTube watch page.

Since not everyone can win, you can find these needles for sale here.

Please watch the entire video for instructions on how to enter the giveaway. This contest is open to US and international viewers (customs charges may apply outside the US). The contest is open until 12:01 am (US Central Time), January 25, 2017; and the winner will be announced in video on January 26, 2017. The winning comment will be chosen by random number generator.

Podcast Episode 29: Knitting Slump

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You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com.

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Fimmel Hat and Mitts Kit & Tutorial


Links to things we talk about in this episode:

Here are a few of my Fair Isle tutorials –
Learn to Knit Fair Isle
Fimmel Hat
Color My Cowl
Color My Cuffs http://verypink.com/2016/07/27/color-cuffs-tutorial/

Correctly Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches
Reinserting Needle into Live Stitches

Correcting Color Change Jog

Log Cabin Blanket
The question was about the yarn I use in the demonstration, which is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, but I used worsted weight yarns in my finished blanket.

Weaving in Ends Playlist

Mitered Squares

Sloped Bind-Off

Storing Knits for Summer

Crocheted Surface Stitch

The surface stitch is a way to add a decorative “drawing” to your knitting. I’ve seen it frequently used in crochet, but it’s just as easy to add to your knitting.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles and hooks, as well as retailers using these links:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The Knitter’s Pride hooks I’m using can be found here.

Podcast Episode 28: Knitting Aches and Pains

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In this episode, Casey talks with Dr. Stephen Reinlie from Next Level Chiropractic about knitters’ aches and pains. Dr. Steven Reinlie is from Round Rock, TX and went on to study and play baseball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He is passionate about working with sports athletes to help keep them healthy and on the field of play. Dr. Reinlie recommends this video, Posture Reset.

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Strauch Ball Winder
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You can see my ball winder and swift in action in this video, Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls.

Links to things we talk about in this episode:
Simple Magic Loop
Lifelines – all of my lifeline videos are in the Correcting Mistakes category
Steeking
Carrying Colors for Stripes
Top-Down Raglan Sweaters for Beginners:
Cropped Cardi
Easy Toddler Pullover
Zasio Sweater Coat
Learn to Knit a Mens Sweater
Learn to Knit a Womens Sweater

Knit/Purl Cast-On

This cast-on is stretchy and nearly invisible, and a good choice for things like cuff-down socks and hat brims – items that have ribbing and require some extra stretch.

A question came up when I was working this cast-on – can any rib combination work? I’ve tested it out, and the answer is yes. Just watch how the stitches are forming on the needle as you work them. Working multiple K or P stitches together can make a funny twist on the stitches, but they can be straightened out.

You can find more information about Knitter’s Pride needles, as well as retailers using these links:
Bryson Distributing
Accessories Unlimited
Knitter’s Pride Shop finder

The Knitter’s Pride needles I’m using can be found here.

Podcast Episode 27: Winging It

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You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com.

From Our Sponsors:
The Woolery – the retailers of Strauch products, including the equipment I use and swear by:
Strauch Ball Winder
Strauch Swift

Mango Moon/Dale Garn
Fimmel Hat and Mitts Kit & Tutorial

Video Playlist: Flicking
Video: Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn
Video: Russian Join
Video: Knitting Without Looking

Loom Potholder Tutorial

The last video of 2016 is kind of a one-off, not knitting or crochet. (No worries, we’ll be back to knitting and crochet next week!) I hope you have as much fun making these workhorse potholders as I have.

The loom I used is from Harrisville Designs. I used both their loom and their 100% cotton loops.

Below are the patterns I show in the video. The images either show both the warp and weave, unless the warp and weave are identical, then I just show one photo.





Manos del Uruguay Peperomia Scarf Kit Giveaway

Very generous giveaway from Manos del Uruguay Yarns! Two lucky winners will each win a yarn kit for the Peperomia Scarf, knit in Manos Silk Blend yarn. Each kit includes three colors of yarn, and the winners can each choose the colors they’d like.

Here is the link on Ravelry, so you can like and queue the pattern, and see it finished in a different color combo.

To enter the contest, fill out the form below to subscribe to the Manos Del Uruguay newsletter.
You will be sent a confirmation email (sometimes it’s very quick, sometimes it takes a while, please be patient). When the email arrives, click the “Yes, subscribe me to the list” button in the email to confirm. You can opt out of the mailing list at any time.

The winners will be chosen by random number on January 2, 2017, and emailed to the address they use in the form below.

Manos del Uruguay Peperomia Scarf Kit Giveaway

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