What?! Energy Generating Yarns?!


Download Episode.

Coiled carbon nanotube yarns, created at The University of Texas at Dallas and imaged here with a scanning electron microscope, generate electrical energy when stretched or twisted.

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

Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series.

Casey’s interview this week is with research scientist Nai Li. You can read the press release here.

The only other thing we promise to link to in this episode:
Eucalan Stain Treating Wipes

Carrying Fair Isle Floats

In this video I demonstrate a couple of ways to carry floats in fair isle knitting.

The Knitter’s Pride Royale 16″ needle 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

My Learn to Knit Fair Isle tutorial (the hat pattern shown in the video) can be found here.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Berroco Vintage worsted.

My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.

Podcast Episode 67: Clara Parkes and Stashing Yarn



Download Episode.

For more on Casey’s interview with Clara Parkes, you can visit her blog post here.

Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series.

Casey’s interview is with Clara Parkes, her new book is A Stash of One’s Own. She also founded and writes Knitter’s Review.

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Lavishea Lotion Bar
Bar-Maids LoLo Bar
Fast needles – Knitter’s Pride Platinas and Addi Turbos

Appalachian Baby Design “Pick A Knit” Blanket Tutorial

In this video we walk through the techniques used in this gorgeous, heirloom-quality baby blanket from Appalachian Baby Design. The blanket is made with their 100% Organic Cotton, and is machine washable and dryable.

You can get your blanket kit HERE on the Appalachian Baby Design website.

To find a local store that carries Appalachian Baby design, visit their website here and enter your zip code.

Want to add this pattern to your Ravelry queue? You can do so here on Ravelry.

My gauge measurement square is by Katrinkles on Etsy.

My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.

Podcast Episode 66: The Live Episode


Download Episode.

You can see Casey’s blog at kcknits.com.

Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series.

Here is the live recording:
(In the podcast I say to jump over to my Facebook page, but Casey discovered that we could embed the video instead. Yay, Casey!)

Join us

Posted by Staci Perry on Tuesday, September 26, 2017


Things we talk about in this episode:

Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag
Alaffia African Baskets
Sling Heel Socks
Dry Martini Sweater
iCord Side Edging

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Royale DPN Needle Sets

This week I’m giving away TWO Royale needle sets from Knitter’s Pride! You are welcome to comment here, but to enter the giveaway, please comment on the YouTube watch page.

This needle set can be found 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), October 4, 2017; and the winner will be announced in video on October 5, 2017. The winning YouTube comment will be chosen by random number generator.

My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.

Podcast Episode 65: Jumper, Romper, Jumpsuit, Sweater



Download Episode.

Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series.

You can see Casey’s blog at kcknits.com.

Things we talk about in this episode:

Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls
Log Cabin Blanket
Stellar Swatching
The Mystery of Row Gauge
Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements/Sizing
Casey’s Cotton Lace Top (free Knitty pattern)
Filtered Ravelry search for cotton lace tops (even though it wasn’t part of the question)

Tight Circular Cast-Ons

In this video I demonstrate what to do when your stitches don’t fit around your 16″ needles.

The Knitter’s Pride needles I use in the video can be found here:
Dreams 16″
Platina 16″
Royale 16″
Bamboo DPNs

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

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Berroco Vintage Worsted.

My nail polish is by Julep, color Whitney.