Podcast Episode 35: Clapotis, in Paris



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

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

Giveaway! Knitter’s Pride Platina Sock Needle Sets

Since not everyone can win, these needles 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), March 1, 2017; and the winner will be announced in video on March 2, 2017. The winning comments will be chosen by random number generator.

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

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

Podcast Episode 34: Craft and Folk Art Museum.



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For more about Casey’s visit to the Craft and Folk Art Museum, visit her blog.

From our Sponsor:
Mountain Meadow Wool
You can sign up for their newsletter and learn more about their Legacy Yarn Club on their website.
To answer the question that came up in the podcast, yes – Mountain Meadow Wool does indeed have a photo of a lion on their Legacy Yarn Club page, but it has this caption, “Lions and Tigers and Bears – oh my! Lion and tiger fiber?… not likely but let your sense of adventure be unleashed with American Bison, Yak, and Alpaca as well as enjoy the smooth comfort that Silk/Tencel/Bamboo and other fine fibers have to offer.”

Other things we talk about in this episode:
Duplicate Stitch
Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch
Online stitch chart creation
Knitter’s graph paper

Reactive Lifelines Using a Circular Needle

If you’ve already made a mistake and a “reactive” lifeline will keep you from making an unraveling mess, a tiny circular needle is a good tool to use.

The 40″ size 0 US needle I use for this technique is an Addi Turbo needle.

The yarn I’m using for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The DPNs I used are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

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

Multiple Increases in One Stitch

In this video I demonstrate increases that go beyond the normal one-stitch increase, on both the knit and purl side of the work.

I mention a pattern called Fox Paws (not my design), you can see it here.

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

The needles I uses are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

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

Podcast Episode 32: The Organized Yarn Stash



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From Our Sponsor:

Save the date! Mango Moon has an upcoming retreat in Petoskey, Michigan with Sally Melville.
Dates are Sunday to Wednesday, September 24 – 27, 2017. Further details and registration information available here on their website.

This week Casey interviews a professional organizer, Sally Grayum from Organize Me Sally. Sally gives good ideas for organizing/clearing out yarn and other crafting stash. You can read more and see photos on Casey’s blog here.

Hygge Feet Cabled Booties

Warm feet are hygge feet! These booties, sized for both women and men, are quick to knit in bulky yarn. They are worked toe-up, using German Short Rows instead of wraps & turns.

Sizes: Women or Men, average foot width, any shoe size
Needles: Set of size US 9 (5.5mm) double-pointed needles
Yarn: Two 100 gram hanks of bulky weight wool yarn (more precisely, the women’s size takes about 110 grams, the men’s size takes about 130 grams)
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: 4 stitches per inch in stockinette

The yarn I used in my socks: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in color Silver.

Pattern + links to 3 part instructional video, $6 US via PayPal.

If you would like to add the pattern to your Ravelry queue, here is the Ravelry link.

If you would like a nice explanation of the Danish word “hygge”, this website does a good job.

The yarn I used in my booties and for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

The needles I used are Knitter’s Pride Bamboo DPNs.

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

The notions case I use to hold my needles and stitch markers can be found here.

Podcast Episode 31: Big Dark Blob on Your Shoulder



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

From Our Sponsor – Mountain Meadow Wool Legacy Yarn Club

Visit the Mountain Meadow Wool website for more info on the Legacy Yarn Club, and to sign up for their newsletter.

Things we talk about in this episode:
The podcast episode where Casey interviews psychologist Art Markman

Videos:
Checking Gauge
Stellar Swatching
Learn to Knit Socks
German Short Row Socks
Bulky Sleep Socks

The podcast episode where Casey interviews a chiropractor on knitting aches and pains (and posture)

Casey mentions an arm chair that she likes for knitting, here is a photo on Ravelry.