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A knitting podcast with some life and drinking mingled in. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/gravelknits/support

    Episode 84: Knitting Gauge and the March Madness IPA Showdown

    Episode 84: Knitting Gauge and the March Madness IPA Showdown

    Episode 84: Knitting
    Gauge and the March Madness IPA Showdown

    Episode Number: 84

    Record date: 3/28/24

    Publish Date: 4/22/24

    Edited by: Caitlyn

     

    I'm Caitlyn and my
    pronouns are: She, Her, & Hers

    Kelsi: and my
    pronouns are: She, Her, & Hers

     

    WARNING! Numbers!

    Todays episode talks
    about gauge so we may have some number examples in the episode

     

    Dranks

    Beverages!

     

    Easy Eddy (Big Grove
    Brewery)

    Des Moines IPA
    (Confluence Brewery)

     

     

    CC: How are you
    Kelsi?

    KJ:

    Dexfield Diner Go Fund Me

     

    CC:

    Marathon training is
    heating up, just when I feel like I'm getting more accustomed to it-it
    increases-it's been a fantastic challenge

    Excited for easter
    this weekend, hoping to bike there

    Waiting on the fire
    department review for the gym!

     

    Year Long Fiber Challenge

    Go fund me pizza
    steve of redfield

     

    2024

    Calendar Year Jan
    1-Dec 31 finished in those dates

    #gkstashchallenge2024

     

    Link to
    Enter- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSNfCl8tkFtEUu_3UMrrE5NU5XH2inWBa5Ny5WVJRI_sDWGQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    Toasts (Shout Outs):


    local book store

    Dog Eared Books
    Ames!

    https://dogearedbooksames.com/

     

     

    What’s Brewing

    Kelsi:

     

    Syrah

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/syrah-7

    Tricot Designs MCL

    Marie-Christine Lévesque

     

    Big Wheels Keep
    Turnin'

    Ursa Major Knits

     

    If Jessica Jones Hat

     

    Spinning!!!

     

    First Superwash/Nylon blend

     

     

     

    Caitlyn:

    Hemisphere by Lynnette Hulse

    http://vintagenettles.net/hemisphere-double-knitting-hat-pattern/

    Thanksgiving Socks by Summer Lee
    Outline Tank by Jessie Mae

    Ravelry Link

     

    Sea Glass Tee by Wool & PineNeedles: US 3 - 3.25 mm & US 4 - 3.5 mmMC: Victoria House Fibers Superwash Merino Yak Sock CC: Fibernymph Dyeworks advent yarn

    Ravelry Link

     

    Abraço by Filipa CarneiroNeedles: US 6 - 4.0 mmYarns: Lion Brand LB Collection Merino Camel Colorway: 174 Olive
    Plymouth Yarn Cammello Merino Colorway: 21

    Ravelry Link

     

    EDDA Bag 2.0 by Susanne Müller

    Etsy Pattern Link

     

    What's on tap (FOs)

    Kelsi:

     Lonely Hearts Club Hat

    Nomadic Knits

     

    Sweet Heart Scarf

     

    What’s Hopping

    Kelsi:

    Mini Skeins from

     

    Caitlyn:

    Maddy Yarn!

    https://wattsyarn.com/

    KC Yarn Social

    https://www.yarnsocialkc.com/

     

    Hangovers

    Kelsi:

    Made a wrong turn...

     

    Topic:

    Gauge!

    Wikipedia:

    The term "gauge" is used in knitting to describe the fineness size of knitting machines. It is used in both hand knitting and machine knitting. The phrase in both instances refers to the number of stitches per inch rather than the size of the finished article of clothing. The gauge is calculated by counting the stitches (for hand knitting) or needles (on a knitting machine bed) across a number of inches, then dividing by the sample's width in inches.

    The gauge of a knitted fabric depends on the pattern of stitches in the fabric, the kind of yarn, the size of knitting needles, and the tension of the individual knitter (i.e., how much yarn they allow between stitches).

     

    Why it maters how something will fit! Yarn usage will change if you are off too.

     

    -I usually see 4 inches by 4 inches but some are inch by inch (or 10 cm by 10 cm)

    -Yarns can only get so tight before the gauge will not increase no matter how small your needle

     

    You do not need to purchase a tool to see what your gauge is-you just need a ruler-but here is an example
    Tools:

    Linked to knit picks but there are some amazing ones on Esty!

    Mini Gauge Swatch Ruler

     

    Bike Stuff

    KJ - So Caitlyn,
    what have you learned biking this week?

     

    Caitlyn

    Dressing in rain is different than dressing for temperature Wipe your bike-especially your chain and drive train after riding

     

    Find us

    You can find us on facebook at: Gravel Knits

    Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits

    Our
    Website is: GravelKnits.com

    You can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com

    Support us on Patreon!

    www.patreon.com/gravelknits

    Kelsi

    Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes

    Untappd:

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Episode 83: Knitting on TV

    Episode 83: Knitting on TV

    Episode 83: Knitting on TV

    Episode Number: 83

    Record date: 2/21/24

    Edited by: Caitlyn

    Beverages! Alaska

    Alaskan Brewing Co.

    Alaskan Amber

    Alaskan Brewing - Grizz Coffee Brown

     

    Announcements
    Jersey’s!!!-message us if you would like one!

    Year Long Fiber Challenge

     

    2024

    Calendar
    Year Jan 1-Dec 31 finished in those dates

    #gkstashchallenge2024

    With some pop ups a long the way!!!

     

    Link
    to Enter- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSNfCl8tkFtEUu_3UMrrE5NU5XH2inWBa5Ny5WVJRI_sDWGQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

     

    What have you been listening to?

    Bike talk with Dave!

     

    What’s Brewing (Current projects/ cast ons)

    Kelsi:

    Syrah

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/syrah-7

    Tricot
    Designs MCL

    Marie-Christine Lévesque

     

    Big Wheels Keep Turnin'

    Ursa Major Knits

    If Jessica Jones Hat

     

    Spinning!!!

     

    First Superwash/Nylon blend

    Caitlyn:

    Birthday cast on! Outline Tank by Jessie Mae

    Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock Colorway: 870 Candombe

    Birthday 2021 Cast On!

    Ravelry Link

     

    Abraço by Filipa Carneiro
    Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm
    Yarns: Lion Brand LB Collection Merino Camel Colorway: 174 Olive
    Plymouth Yarn Cammello Merino Colorway: 21

    Ravelry Link

     

    New Spiral hat!

    Green and red so I can have my own Christmas hat!!!!!!

    What's on tap (FOs)

    Kelsi:

    Lonely Hearts Club Hat

    Nomadic Knits

     

    Sweet Heart Scarf

    What’s
    Hopping (Stash Enhancements/Yarn collecting)

     

    Kelsi:

    Mini Skeins
    from

    Molly Klein
    Designs

    Topic: Knitting
    on TV!

    Bike Stuff

    Don't shower

    they make no rinse washers-my fav:
    clean
    LIFE-No Rinse Body Bath




     

    Find us

    You can find us on facebook at: Gravel Knits

    Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits

    Our Website is: GravelKnits.com

    You can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com

    Support us on Patreon!

    www.patreon.com/gravelknits

    Kelsi

    Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes

    Untappd: kelsij

    Caitlyn

    Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

    instagram: CaitlynKnitsandBikes

     

    Please message us to let us know what you would like us to talk about! And we would love to hear what you think about the show. If you like the podcast-please share it with a friend!

     

    Disclaimer

    Gravel Knits believes everyone deserves to be included and loved regardless of who you love, beliefs, color, size, your gender, or whatever else makes you you. Please keep
    in mind that we are human and while we are trying to educate ourselves there is always more to learn and any critiques are deeply appreciated.

     




































































































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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 82: Knit the pretty things

    Episode 82: Knit the pretty things

    Episode 82: Knit the pretty things

    Episode Number: 82

    Record date: 1/21/24

    Publish Date: 1/30/24


    Edited by: Caitlyn

     

    Beverages!

    Hawaii!

    Hanalei Island IPA by Kona Brewing

    Double Blackberry Sour by Big Grove Brewery

      

    Announcements and Gravel Knits Events

     

    2024 Challenge

    Calendar Year Jan 1-Dec 31 finished in those dates

     

    What’s Brewing
    (Current projects/ cast ons)

    Kelsi:

     

    Syrah

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/syrah-7

    Tricot Designs MCL

    Marie-Christine Lévesque

     

    Big Wheels Keep
    Turnin'

    Ursa Major Knits

     

    Spinning!!!

     

    First Superwash/Nylong blend

     

    Caitlyn:

    Birthday cast on!
    Outline Tank by Jessie Mae

    Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn
    Sock Colorway: 870 Candombe

    Birthday 2021 Cast On!

    Ravelry Link

     

    Abraço by Filipa CarneiroNeedles: US 6 - 4.0 mmYarns: Lion Brand LB Collection Merino Camel Colorway: 174 Olive
    Plymouth Yarn Cammello Merino Colorway: 21

    Ravelry Link

     

    New Spiral hat!

    Green and red so I
    can have my own Christmas hat!!!!!!

     

    What's on tap (FOs)

    Kelsi:

    12 days of Christmas MKAL

    Nomadic Knits

    WWW.NOMADICKNITS.COM

    Starry Fusion x 3

    Kelsi's pattern

     

    3 skeins of Yarn

    What’s Hopping (Stash
    Enhancements/Yarn collecting)

    Kelsi:

    Mini Skeins from

    Molly Klein Designs

     

    Topic: 2024
    Aspirations

     

    Bike Stuff

    Bring a bike
    lock-JUST DO IT

     

    Find us

    You can find us on facebook at: Gravel Knits

    Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits

    Our Website is: GravelKnits.com

    You
    can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com

    Support us on Patreon!

    www.patreon.com/gravelknits

    Kelsi

    Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes

    Untappd: kelsij

    Caitlyn

    Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

    instagram: CaitlynKnitsandBikes

     

    Please message us to let us know what you would like us to talk about! And we would love to hear what you think about the show. If you like the podcast-please share it with a friend!


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    • 2 hr 27 min
    Episode 81: Someday gift hats and wool situations

    Episode 81: Someday gift hats and wool situations

    Episode Number: 81

    Record date: 1/17/24

    Caitlyn (She/Her/Hers)

     

    Beverages!

    Celestial Seasonings Caramel Apple Dream

     

    What have you been listening to?

    Good Enough Creative

    "Why You Should Try to Make Mistakes"

     

    What’s Brewing (Current projects/ cast-ons)

    Caitlyn:

    Hemisphere by Lynnette Hulse

    Worsted weight double knit hat of the world!

    Using Cloudborn yarn (discontinued)

    http://vintagenettles.net/hemisphere-double-knitting-hat-pattern/

     

    New Spiral hat!

    Green and red so I can have my own Christmas hat!!!!!!

     

    New soft hat Universal Yarn-Classic Shades

    loosely plied yarn that ranges from deep green, purple, to bright lime green

    check out our Instagram for a post of it!

     

    What's on tap (FOs)

    Caitlyn:

    Sunflower Prayers Potholder by Donielle Oliver Showvay

    Yarn Lily Sugar'n Cream Solids & Denim

    https://knittingcoachblog.com/

     

    Topic:

    Multiples of the same or similar projections to gift

     

    Bike Stuff

     It's been so cold here-make sure you are very prepared! Here are some winter tips!

    ·      Let Someone know your are going for a ride and when to expect you back

    ·      make sure everything is charged!

    ·      Make sure you have the correct layers-it is possible to dress too warmly

    ·      Give your bike a quick check before leaving tires, lights, supplies if you have an issue (flat tire or chain break)

    ·      I always pack an extra long sleeve and an extra balaclava and extra gloves, good if you are too cold-or if you overdressed and now your clothes are sweaty!

    ·      Biking this time of year is not about PRs, it's about being smart and safe. Bike carefully and bike prepared even if it is extra weight!

      

    Find us

    You can find us on facebook at: Gravel Knits

    Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits

    Our Website is: GravelKnits.com

    You can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com

    Support us on Patreon!

    www.patreon.com/gravelknits

    Kelsi

    Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes

    Untappd: kelsij

    Caitlyn

    Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

    instagram: CaitlynKnitsandBikes

     

    Please message us to let us know what you would like us to talk about! And we would love to hear what you think about the show. If you like the podcast-please share it with a friend!

     

    Disclaimer

    Gravel Knits believes everyone deserves to be included and loved regardless of who you love, beliefs, color, size, your gender, or whatever else makes you you. Please keep in mind that we are human and while we are trying to educate ourselves there is
    always more to learn and any critiques are deeply appreciated.


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    • 37 min
    Episode 80: New Skills

    Episode 80: New Skills

    Episode Number: 80

    Record date: 12/7/23

    Publish Date: 1/2/24

    Edited by: Caitlyn

     

    Beverages!

    Texas

    Shiner Bohemian
    Black Lager

    Shiner Holiday
    Cheer! Shiner Brewery

     

    Announcements

    Year Long Fiber Challenge

    Submission Form - New for 2023!

    #gkgrowmal

     

     

    Jan 15c2023-Jan 15, 2024

     

    2023 MALs!

    We will continue to go head to head for the stein

    Stein if participate in all 4 get an entry

    Q1 Do something new for you - "New Year New Skills" (Jan-Mar) (april15)

    Q2 Expand your knowledge on a skill - "Grow Your Skills" (Apr 1-July 15)

    Q3 Follow a pattern from a designer you haven't tried before (July-Sept)

    Q4 Finishing up loose ends (Oct-Dec)

     

    What have you been listening to?

    The first fifteen lives Harry August

    Claire North

     

    What’s Brewing
    Kelsi:

    Syrah

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/syrah-7

    Tricot Designs MCL

    Marie-Christine Lévesque

     

    Ship Shape

    Heidi Kirmaier

    https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/p/ship-shape-knitting-pattern-by-heidi-kirrmaier

     

    SOCATOAH Socks

    Sarah Jordan (PA KnitWit)

     

    Hoodiesaurus Little Theorm

     

    Spinning!!!

     Radnor from Southern Cross Fibre

    4 ply on my e-spinner

     

     Caitlyn:

    Random hat

    with rem yarn from hat when I was in Illinois

     

    Reversed mitered square pot holder in my shoulder bag held double

    https://sasw.blogspot.com/2005/01/dishcloths.html

     

    What's on tap (FOs)

    Kelsi:

    Happy Clusters Hat

    A Whimsical Wood

     

    Caitlyn:

    New hat! cast on 94 stitches, added to more in the body of the hat and spiral decrease for the top!

     

    Topic:

    2023 Growth

    Caitlyn:

    Garter Tab Cast-on

    Riding with No hands

    Enjoying Stockinette
    Doing hats without a pattern

    It's okay to not constantly grow-things eb and flow and it's great to enjoy your craft at whatever level

    rev mitered square

     

    Find us

    You can find us on
    facebook at: Gravel Knits

    Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits

    Our
    Website is: GravelKnits.com

    You can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com

    Support us on Patreon!

    www.patreon.com/gravelknits

    Kelsi

    Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes

    Untappd: kelsij

    Caitlyn

    Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

    instagram:
    CaitlynKnitsandBikes

     

    Please message us to let us know what you would like us to talk about! And we would love to hear what you think about the show. If you like the podcast-please share it with a friend!

     

    Disclaimer

    Gravel Knits believes everyone deserves to be included and loved regardless of who you love, beliefs, color, size, your gender, or whatever else makes you you. Please keep in mind that we are human and while we are trying to educate ourselves there is
    always more to learn and any critiques are deeply appreciated.

     





















































































































































































































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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 79: Fast and Easy knitting projects-Reviewed!

    Episode 79: Fast and Easy knitting projects-Reviewed!

    Episode Number: 79

    Record date: 11/20/23

    Publish Date: 12/5/23

    Edited by: Caitlyn

     

    I'm Caitlyn and my pronouns are: She, Her, & Hers

    I’m Kelsi and my pronouns are: She, Her, & Hers

     

    Beverages!

    Iowa and Texas!

    Shiner Holiday Cheer! Shiner Brewery

    Joppy Squirrel Sour from Lua Brewing

     

    What have you been listening to?

    Into every generation a Slayer is Born by Evan Ross Katz

     

    What’s Brewing
    (Current projects/ cast ons)

    Kelsi:

    Syrah

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/syrah-7

    Tricot Designs MCL

    Marie-Christine Lévesque

     

    Ship Shape Heidi Kirmaier

    https://www.lovecrafts.com/en-us/p/ship-shape-knitting-pattern-by-heidi-kirrmaier

     

    SOCATOAH Socks

    Sarah Jordan (PA KnitWit)

     

    Hoodiesaurus Little Theorm

     

    Spinning!!!

     Radnor from Southern Cross Fibre

    4 ply on my
    e-spinner

     

     

    Caitlyn:

    Hemisphere by Lynnette Hulse

    Worsted weight double knit hat of the world!

    Using Cloudborn yarn (discontinued)

    http://vintagenettles.net/hemisphere-double-knitting-hat-pattern/

     

    Abraço by Filipa Carneiro
    Needles: US 6 - 4.0 mm
    Yarns: Lion Brand LB Collection Merino Camel Colorway: 174 Olive
    Plymouth Yarn Cammello Merino Colorway: 21

    Ravelry Link

     

    EDDA Bag 2.0 by
    Susanne Müller

    Etsy Pattern Link

      

    Sunflower Prayers Potholder by Donielle Oliver Showvay

    Yarn Lily Sugar'n Cream Solids & Denim

    https://www.ravelry.com/projects/CaitlynNLloyd/sunflower-prayers-potholder

    https://knittingcoachblog.com/

     

    What's on tap (FOs)

    Caitlyn:

    Thanksgiving socks held triple?

    Thanksgiving Socks by Summer Lee

     

    New hat! cast on 94 stitches, added to more in the body of the hat and spiral decrease for the top!

     

    What’s Hopping

    Kelsi:

    New Full suspension mountain bike

     

    Topic:

    Knitting Projects
    "easy/fast"

      

    Find us

    You can find us on
    facebook at: Gravel Knits

    Instagram and
    Untappd as: GravelKnits

    Our
    Website is: GravelKnits.com

    You
    can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com

    Support us on Patreon!

    www.patreon.com/gravelknits

    Kelsi

    Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes

    Untappd: kelsij

    Caitlyn

    Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

    instagram: CaitlynKnitsandBikes

     

    Please message us to let us know what you would like us to talk about! And we would love to hear what you think about the show. If you like the podcast-please share it with a friend!


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    • 1 hr 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

lmecoll ,

Great podcast!

I love listening to these two ladies, whether they are talking about knitting or biking. It’s always interesting.

CatSvehlak ,

This is what knitting podcasts should sound like!

These ladies are producing a fantastic podcast which is rooted in knitting but encompasses friendship, life and all the things they love. They are warm and friendly and welcoming to those of us who join them. I feel as if we are all sitting together, knitting and chatting. Their conversation is genuine and comfortable and you can feel how much they love what they are experiencing in knitting and in life. You can feel not only how much they enjoy making each episode but how much they want to make them! As a prolific podcast consumer, I feel this tops my list of my favorite podcasts. Ladies, thank you so very much for sharing a piece of your life with us and please keep the episodes coming!!!

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