Podcast Episode 24: Love the Swatch

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

From Our Sponsors:
Louet – Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I’ve done several tutorials with Louet:
Sixes and Threes Cowl
ATX Linen Tote
Tesserino Cowl
Sharbella Shawl
Matterhorn Cabled Cowl

Eucalan – the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I’m in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.)

And from Skeino, their new Turtleneck Sweater. Available in over 30 colors in Merino wool.
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Links to things we talk about in this episode:
Casey’s linen tank with a sad story.
Ike’s Collegiate (Dog) Sweater Pattern

Frango Sampler Scarf

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A sampler scarf that is interesting for the knitter, and a good scarf for either men or women. The free three-part tutorial covers the provisional cast-on, changing colors, three-needle bind off, adding the fringe, and more. Scroll down to get your free pattern and to see the video.

Size: 8.5” x 66” (22cm x 168cm), not including fringe in measurement
Needles: Size US 6 (4mm) 16″ circular needles, one additional needle in same size to work 3-needle bind-off (you can use a longer circular needle and the magic loop method, if you choose)
Yarn: Six colors of KPC Novomerino Aran Yarn (details on amounts below)
Additional Materials: Size G or H crochet hook, a few feet of worsted-weight scrap yarn in a contrasting color, one stitch marker, tapestry needle, a piece of cardboard approx 5” x 5” (12cm x 12cm)
Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette

This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD.
Here is the Ravelry page for the pattern, if you’d like to add it to your queue.

I used KPC Novomerino Aran yarn in this scarf. You can see all of the colors available on the KPC website. Remember that the prices are in Hong Kong dollars, click “HKD” at the top of the page to choose your local currency.

The needles I used are Knitter’s Pride Platina, Knitter’s Pride Royale, and Knitter’s Pride Dreamz, each from 16″ interchangeable sets.

Podcast Episode 23: One Complication at a Time

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

From Our Sponsors:
Louet – Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I’ve done several tutorials with Louet:
Sixes and Threes Cowl
ATX Linen Tote
Tesserino Cowl
Sharbella Shawl
Matterhorn Cabled Cowl

June Cashmere – they have a great story, click through to their website and select the “Who We Are” tab! Use promo code VERYPINK to get free shipping on your order of $100 or more. Below is the His or Her Scarf I knit using their DK weight yarn, in the limited edition color Silver Bell.
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Eucalan – the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I’m in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.)

Things we talk about in this episode:
Video: Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch
Video: Icord Side Edging
Video: Mattress Stitch
Video: Reusing Yarn
Video: Duplicate Stitch

The Eva hat pattern that Staci mentions is actually called Samantha. The pattern is only available in a book, which is now out of print.

Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches

No loose spots! This is the little trick I use for making sure my tension stays even across a row with both knit and purl stitches.

This video is sponsored by Eucalan, the wool soap I trust for all of my knits – I’ve used this fiber wash for years! Eucalan is available at many retailers, you can learn more and purchase at their website.

The June Cashmere scarf I show in the video can be found here.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.
The needles I’m using are Knitter’s Pride Dreamz from an interchangeable set.
The straight needles in the video thumbnail photo are Knitter’s Pride Royale.

Podcast Episode 22: Field Trip

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

From Our Sponsors:
Louet – Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I’ve done several tutorials with Louet:
Sixes and Threes Cowl
ATX Linen Tote
Tesserino Cowl
Sharbella Shawl
Matterhorn Cabled Cowl

Bijou Basin Ranch – click through to see their new Master Color Series in amazing colors.

Links to things we talk about in this episode:
Yarn the Movie
The Contemporary Austin – the museum that hosted the film as part of their rooftop series
Orly Genger’s Hurlyburly
Casey’s blog post about Yarn the Movie
The writing Casey mentioned by Barbara Kingsolver

Blocking Tutorial (not a video)
Video: Simple Magic Loop
Video: Reinforcing Sock Toes and Heels

Cassette tape audio thing – the gizmo Staci uses to listen to podcasts in the car.

Portuguese Fair Isle

Using the Portuguese style of knitting in fair isle is a unique way to keep both strands of yarn easily going at once.

This video is sponsored by Eucalan, the wool soap I trust for all of my knits – I’ve used this fiber wash for years! Eucalan is available at many retailers, you can learn more and purchase at their website here.

You can see my playlist of Portuguese Knitting videos here.

My two magnetic Portuguese knitting pins are from these Etsy shops:
BessTIME Etsy Shop
CoffeeNapKnit Etsy Shop

The hat I’m knitting in the video is called Bror. I finished this hat a few weeks ago using opposite dark/light coloring. The yarns I’m using are both Berroco Vintage Worsted.

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The needles I’m using in the video are Knitter’s Pride Royale from a 16″ needle set.

Winners Announced! Dale Garn Fimmel Hat Kits

Congratulations to Rachel B, Charis F, and Christina B!
Winners, check your email for a note from Staci.

If you didn’t win this time, you can find the Fimmel Hat Kits on the Dale Garn website here.

The random number generator I used to pick the winners can be found here.

Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel – new knitting video every week, and more giveaways coming soon!

Podcast Episode 21: The Pattern is Not the Boss of You

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To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com.

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

From Our Sponsors:
Louet – Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I’ve done several tutorials with Louet:
Sixes and Threes Cowl
ATX Linen Tote
Tesserino Cowl
Sharbella Shawl
Matterhorn Cabled Cowl

June Cashmere – they have a great story, click through to their website and select the “Who We Are” tab! Use promo code VERYPINK to get free shipping on your order of $100 or more.

Bijou Basin Ranch – they have a new Master Color Series in amazing colors.

Eucalan – the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I’m in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.)

Links to things we talk about in this episode:
Video: There’s a Knot in my Yarn!
Video: Lifted increases
Video: KFB (knit front/back)

30 Million YouTube Views Sale

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This is worthy of a sale (and some champagne) – VeryPink Knits hit 30 million views overnight! I can’t even fathom that number, thank you for having 30 million knitting questions! Buy any two of my patterns/tutorials, get one free. Socks and mitts and a poncho? Christmas stockings and a sweater and a cap? Third one is on me. Just add three patterns to your cart and the software will take care of the rest. And thank you, thank you, thank you!