Find camaraderie and understanding as Knit Picks employees confess to their own knitting triumphs and complete blunders. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, tune in weekly for the further adventures of the gang at Knit Picks and any other knitters we can round up.
Episode 347 - Learning & Teaching Yarn Crafts
Today on the Knit Picks Podcast we're talking all about our knitting pasts and futures. From learning to knit to taking that knowledge and teaching someone to knit, the Knit Picks Podcast team offers up their experience. First up Lee and Stacey invite Heather and Kate to come on the podcast for a discussion of their knitting and crochet origins. Next Lee and Stacey share tips and tricks for people who want to teach knitting to their friends and family.
Episode 346 - An Ode to Chunky Yarns & Spinning with Michael Smith
While the word "chunky" in relation to yarn is not an official yarn weight class, it is common to refer to thicker yarns, Aran, Bulky, Super Bulky and Jumbo as "Chunky". Today on the Knit Picks Podcast the team talks about chunky yarns and what to do with them! First up Lee and Stacey check in on their WIPs and discuss projects to knit with Bulky and Super Bulky yarns. Later Lee sits down with Michael Smith aka @piece4peacecrafting to learn more about his knitting and his spinning journey.
Episode 345 - Our UFOs and Summertime Knits with Designer Felecia O'Connell
How many UFOs have you encountered? In honor World UFO Day and in celebration of summer, today we are talking about our knitting-related UFOs and summertime knitting. First Lee and Stacey talk about their definitions of UFOs vs. WIPs. Lee and Stacey also confess to the projects they haven't picked up in a long time. Next, Stacey interviews knit designer Felecia O'Connell about her knitting origins, her designs for Knit Picks (mostly warm-weather knits), and where she draws her design inspiration from.
Episode 344 - Forage for Natural Dyes with Anna Canning
On this episode of the Knit Picks Podcast, we talking about natural yarn dyeing with bare yarns. First up Lee and Stacey catch up on what they did for World Wide Knit In Public Day and some recently finished projects. They talk about their love of Knit Picks Bare Yarns, undyed yarns. Next Lee interviews Anna Canning who is a hobby natural yarn dyer. Listen in to hear about her insider tricks to get started today dyeing your own Bare Yarns from items around the house.
Episode 343 - High Desert Yarn with Jeanne Carver
In today’s episode of the Knit Picks Podcast CMO Ursula Morgan interviews Jeanne Carver of the Shaniko Wool Company about the creation of Knit Picks newest yarn line, High Desert, a 100% American grown and spun Merino/Rambouillet wool. First Lee and Stacey chat about why they both love knitting with animal fibers, and why wool is their favorite. Next, Ursula and Jeanne talk about some of the history of sheep ranching and how the unique climate of the Oregon high desert results in such a special wool.
Episode 342 - Sock It To Me!
Socks are one of those milestone knitting projects that once successfully completed, help you feel prepared to take on more difficult projects. Knitters who haven't taken the leap can be intimidated by words like "gusset" and "kitchener stitch" but on today's podcast Lee and Stacey hope to help make socks less scary for sock newbies by diving deep into everything sock-knitting.
Interview with Piece4Peace
Great interview with Michael! Thanks for all your podcasts at Knit Picks. I always learn something❣️
Love love love! Best knitting podcast out there!
I love the Knit Picks Podcast and the Knit Picks team. They are all so knowledgeable and make a knitting podcast really interesting. I always find myself laughing and learning something. Keep up the good work!
This has it all. Tips and tricks. Great knitting suggestions. Helpful to know what yarn for which project. Enjoy this every time.