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These needles are available for sale here.

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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Fisherman’s Rib Hat and Scarf Set

Sizes: Hat – Small/Medium and Medium/Large (please see note on sizes below); scarf is about 8” wide
Needles: Size US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circulars for hat (or longer circulars if you prefer to use magic loop), size US 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles for hat crown (unless you’re using magic loop), size US 8 (5mm) for scarf
Yarn: Any worsted wool (also called Aran or 10 or 12 ply), three 100g hanks, approx. 200 yards (183 meters) each, one hank in each of the three colors you choose, please see notes on yarn amounts below
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for weaving ends, crochet hook for adding fringe (I used a size E/3.5mm)
Gauge: Hat gauge: 18 stitches in Fisherman’s Rib pattern (unstretched, unblocked) = 4 inches (10cm), using size US 7 (4.5mm) needles. Scarf gauge: 16 stitches in Fisherman’s Rib pattern (unstretched, unblocked) = 4” (10cm), using size 8 (5mm) needles.

Pattern + video tutorial – $5 US via PayPal.

If you would like to add this project to your Ravelry queue, here is the listing on Ravelry.

Note on Hat Sizes: The Small/Medium size will fit most women, and the Medium/Large size will fit most men. The hat is very stretchy – I have a 22.5” (57cm) head measurement, and both hats fit me.
Note on Yarn Amounts: To be sure you have enough yarn, knit the hat first, then knit the scarf using the remaining yarn. The breakdown – the hat uses about 60-65 grams of yarn (143 yards/131 meters). The scarf uses the rest of the yarn, 235-240 grams. The fringe takes about 22 feet (about 7 meters) for each end. If you choose to use fewer than three colors or more than three colors, you will still need three 100 grams hanks of worsted weight yarn for both the hat and scarf.
The Yarn I Used: for the natural colors set in the photo above, I used Knit Picks Simply Wool Worsted, 1 hank each of these three colors – Wallace, Winnie, and Wanda. For the jewel-toned set, I used Knit Picks Preciosa, 1 hank each of these three colors – Captain, Stormy, and Crest. For the dark gray/orange/light gray set, I used Marigold Fibers worsted merino, one hank each in Ash, California Poppy, and Moonlit.

More information about things you’ll see in this video:
My faux fur pompoms are the 4″ size from this Etsy shop.

The plastic button I used is available on Amazon.

The 16″ circulars I use are Knitter’s Pride Zing from an interchangeable set.

The needles I used when demonstrating the scarf are Knitter’s Pride Platinas from an interchangeable set.

My ring stitch marker is from an Etsy shop (not sure which one!). You can find similar markers by searching Etsy for “ring stitch markers”.

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

Proactive Lifelines

No need to be afraid of complicated stitch patterns! Proactive lifelines make it easy to rip back a few rows and recover your stitches if you make a mistake, even in lace knitting.

The stitch used in my knitted sample is called “Pucker Cable” and is from the book Lace & Eyelets, edited by Erika Knight, from Interweave Press.

The yarn I used in my sample is KPC Glencoul DK.

The needles I used in my sample are Knitter’s Pride Zing from an interchangeable set.

Podcast Episode 79: Gauge Squatch (Classic Episode)

This week we have a “classic” episode, we’ll be back next week with more new episodes!

You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com.
Original art this week by Lucy Makuc Producciones.

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Links to things we talk about in this episode:

What’s Your Knitting Style
Simple Stretchy Bind-Off
Shadow Chevron Stitch
Choosing a Sweater Size

Podcast Episode #78: Steven!

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:

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Our in-studio guest is my friend Steven. You can see his Ravelry project page here. You can see more of his photos (including his dogs) on his Instagram page. More info on the sweater he is wearing in the photo here.

Casey’s sweater that she was wearing while recording is her Purple Wenlock.

Sling Heel Socks – Pattern Update

If you have not yet purchased this pattern, you can get the newest version (including men’s sizes) on the Sling Heel Socks page.

If you have already purchased the pattern, the pattern update is free to you.
– On December 20, 2017 (today) you were sent an email and a Ravelry message with the updated download link. The email was sent to the email address you have on file with PayPal.
– If you were logged in to Ravelry when you initially purchased, the pattern was automatically saved in your Ravelry library. The updated version is available there for download.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL, YOUR RAVELRY MESSAGES, AND YOUR RAVELRY LIBRARY FOR THE UPDATE.

Information on items in this video:
The socks I used in the photo is from Turtlepurl Yarns (available on Etsy), color Absynthe.

The yarn I used in the fingering weight men’s socks is Knit Picks Stroll Tonal. The gray yarn used at the toes and heels is some unknown leftover yarn.

The yarn I used in the men’s DK weight socks is Knit Picks Hawthorne Sport, in color Irvington.

The 9” circular needles I used for demonstration are Knitter’s Pride Platinas.

The yarn I use in my demo sock is Knit Picks Hawthorne Sport – I think Knit Picks has recently discontinued that yarn.

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