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Techniques, skillbuilding, pattern discussion, interviews with makers we adore, our favorite tools... and the knitting advice column you've been waiting for!

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Techniques, skillbuilding, pattern discussion, interviews with makers we adore, our favorite tools... and the knitting advice column you've been waiting for!

    Picking Up Stitches

    Picking Up Stitches

    Picking up stitches allows you to knit multi-directional fabric, button bands, heel-flap socks, and so many more things! Here are a few helpful links to videos that will show you how to pick up your stitches.


    Vertical Stitches


    How to Pick Up Stitches for a Button Band or a Collar from Cocoknits
    Picking Up Stitches Along a Vertical Edge Tutorial from Purl Soho


    Horizontal Stitches


    Picking Up Sts Along a Finished Edge from Roxanne Richardson
    Picking Up Stitches Along a Horizontal Edge Tutorial from Purl Soho


    More Pick Up Techniques


    Picking Up Heel Gusset Stitches from Under the Olive Tree Knits
    Picking Up Stitches in Garter Stitch Tutorial from Purl Soho
    Picking Up Stitches Purlwise Tutorial from Purl Soho


    Make Good Socks KAL

    On instagram (hashtag #makegoodsocks) or here on this blog post!


    What's on our needles this week:


    Vanilla Is the New Black designed by Anneh Fletcher
    DRK Everyday Socks designed by Andrea Mowry


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    • 40 min
    Knitting Socks

    Knitting Socks

    It's a sock knitting vocabulary quiz (hint: 10 points for already knowing something, 10 points for learning something new. Everyone wins!) Our Dear Scratch letter this week is about choosing sweater patterns as a new sweater knitter.


    Left-hand dominant Ravelry knit & crochet group: On the Other Hand


    Vocabulary terms you might encounter when you're knitting socks!


    Cuff - the very top of your socks that hugs your ankle or at some point on your leg
    Leg - the “body” of your sock above your heel and below the cuff
    Heel - this is the curved or L-shaped bend of your sock that accommodates your heel


    some kinds: short row heels, heel flap, afterthought heels, peasant heels

    Gusset - shaping in the foot of the sock to accommodate movement
    Toe Shaping


    some kinds: wedge toe, round toe, left & right toe

    Graft - also called kitchener stitch
    Extra Credit: Negative Ease - ease is the degree to which your finished garment is larger (positive) or smaller (negative) than your body; ideal negative ease for socks is about 10% negative ease in terms of circumference & length


    Make Good Socks KAL

    On instagram (hashtag #makegoodsocks) or here on this blog post!


    What's on our needles this week:


    Deliciosa Sweater designed by Norah Gaughan
    Cinnabar designed by Andrea Mowry


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    • 44 min
    Gift Knits

    Gift Knits

    No pressure. NO PRESSURE. But maybe you want to make some things for people this holiday season, and we have a few ideas.


    Some suggested patterns mentioned in this week's episode:

    Hats



    Porty Hat by Ysolda Teague
    Garter Snake Hat by Lavanya Patricella
    Rhett by Meghan Babin


    Cowls



    An Elastic Product by Karida Collins
    Sunset Mesa Cowl by Jennifer Berg
    Gabby Love Cowl by Louis Boria


    Mittens & Socks



    The World’s Simplest Mittens by Tin Can Knits
    Green Mountain Mitts by Fatimah Hinds
    For Joy and Comfort by Tif Neilan
    DRK Everyday Socks by Andrea Mowry


    What's on our needles this week:


    Cinnabar Wrap by Andrea Mowry
    Deliciosa by Norah Gaughan


    Biotone Joint Relief Massage Creme


    The stretches in this video are pretty great!


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    • 34 min
    Knitting Styles

    Knitting Styles

    Lots of tutorials with different styles!

    Continental Style (picking) (also called German, European): Video: How to Knit Continental


    *Norwegian Purl *: Video: How to Norwegian Purl


    English Style (throwing) (also called American): Video: How to Knit English Style


    Flicking (lever knitting) (also called Peruvian, Catholic, Australian, Irish Cottage): Video: How to Lever Knit


    Combination : Video: How to Combination Knit


    Portuguese (Incan, Andean or Turkish - practiced all over the world): Video: How to Portuguese Knit (neck)


    Shetland Knitting (also called: Pit knitting, Scottish, Shetland, From the Hip, Old Way) Video about Shetland Knitters who knit over 200 stitches per minute


    CWA Knitting Competition 1971


    To see great short videos of knitting different techniques, visit @dankfiber on instagram!


    What's on our needles this week:


    Cinnabar designed by Andrea Mowry
    Gresham Wrap designed by Michael Vloedman


    KNITTING CARTOON CHICKENS EXIST!


    *Make Good Socks KAL * begins this Sunday, November 7. Join us on Instagram (@makegoodpod) or get the details here.


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    • 34 min
    Rhinebeck or Bust

    Rhinebeck or Bust

    Our shopping haul from the weeknd:



    Designs by Yasmen: store | Instagram
    Woodsy and Wild: store | Instagram
    Woolens and Nosh: store | Instagram
    Queen City Yarn: store | Instagram
    The Shetland Trader, Book Three by Gudrun Johnston
    Craeft by Alexander Langlands
    madder root: store | Instagram
    Sawkill Farm: store | Instagram


    Dutchess County Fairgrounds


    I lowkey think Jessica invented the dickey thing. I can't find it on Ravelry.


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    • 41 min
    Junction Fiber Mill

    Junction Fiber Mill

    Junction Fiber Mill website
    Instagram: @junctionfibermill


    Savage Hart Farm (Peggy's farm!)


    What's on our needles:


    Belfast Cardigan by Véronik Avery
    Zipper Sweater by PetitKnit


    Upcoming: Indie Untangled Handmade Swap

    Check out the details here


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Asfghuikklll ,

The best podcast for knitters

Love this podcast - it’s so informative and current. I love listening to this podcast every week - and always find new information about knitting, patterns, yarns - and that’s after knitting for decades!

plsknitter ,

Excellent Podcast!

I discovered this podcast a few months ago and love every episode. So much good information! Now that I am all caught up on listening to all the previous episodes, I look forward to the new ones every week!

kweekzz ,

New Listener

Just found you and am loving the podcast! Thanks for letting us into your knitting lives! All the tips, links and learning has been wonderful!🧶🙂

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