Podcast Episode 85: You’re the Boss of Your Knitting!


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Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

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Things we talk about in this episode:
The Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking
Baa-ble Hat (One correction, the other pattern we discuss in the pod is actually a cowl, not a hat)
Long-Tail Cast-On
German Twisted CO
Robot dogs that open doors
Carbeth cropped sweater

Loaded German Short Row Socks

This pattern is called “Loaded” because I wanted to use all of the techniques folks have been asking for in a single sock pattern – two at-a-time, magic loop, toe-up, German short rows, fingering (sock) weight yarn, and sized for women and men.

Pattern + video tutorial – $8 US via PayPal.

Sizes: Women and men average width, any shoe size
Needles: Size US 2 (2.75mm) 32” circulars and double-pointed needles (DPNs are ultimately optional)
Yarn: 100 grams of fingering weight yarn (also called sock yarn or 4ply yarn)
Additional Materials: Size G or H crochet hook, a few feet of worsted-weight scrap yarn in a contrasting color, tapestry needle for weaving ends
Gauge: 8.5 stitches per inch in stockinette

If you’d like to add these socks to your Ravelry queue, you can do that here.

The yarn I used in the photo above is Turtlepurl sock yarn, in colorway Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. The in-progress socks in the video is Turtlepurl sock yarn in colorway Tangled Love.

This is a more advanced pattern than many of my sock tutorials. If you’ve never knit socks before, I recommend this pattern/tutorial first, German Short Row Socks.

The double-pointed needles I use are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo. The circulars needles I use are Knitter’s Pride Zing and Addi Turbo.

My nail polish is Gelish, “I Or-kid You Not”.

Podcast Episode 84: Knitting Neurons


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Intricate installation by Neural Knitworks, a structure of almost 2000 knitted, knotted and woven brain neurons!
Pictured: artist Pat Pillai installs the Neural Knitwork with assistance from PhD student Cyrus Tan.

Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Our lovely sponsor this week:
Hello Fresh
Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order!

Neural Knitworks on Australia’s Science Week page, where you can download the pattern book.
Details about the Cambridge Science Festival in the UK

My Ravelry Tips videos
Ravelry Project Challenge is posted on the homepage, a few stories down.
Discussion on For The Love of Ravelry forum
Podcast episode, This is Your Brain, This is Knitting

Podcast Episode 82: Coming Unraveled


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Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Casey’s interview this week is Emily Felix, the founder of Reunion Yarn and Unraveling Club.
Emily is offering 50% her online course to our podcast listeners, making it only $10 for access to everything! Use the code VERYPINK at Unraveling Club!

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Fiber Farm
Casey’s Tiny Turtle
Abruzzo Yarn (Google “Abruzzo yarn” for more links, this is just one I found.)

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Zing Interchangeable Needle Set

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My nail polish is by Gelish, color “Mauve Your Feet”.

Podcast Episode 81: The Organizational Freak


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Casey’s website is kcknits.com.
To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com.

Things we talk about in this episode:
Casey has this knitter’s journal that she got before Ravelry.
Ann Bud’s Book The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns
Winc wine delivery (if your state allows it!) get $20 off your first order if you go to www.winc.com/verypink
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