Knitmoregirls's Podcast
A Mother-Daughter Knitting Podcast.

 

This Director's Cut is brought to you without commercial interruption by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

 

Things mentioned:

 

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Parson's school of design

StevenBe & Stephen West's reality show

Habu Yarns

JUL clasp

Ponchini

Martha Stewart's poncho

BeSweet

 

 

You can find Steven online here, his teaching calendar here,

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

 

Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

Rich saturated color. Bold interesting combinations; dare we say shocking hues? Dragonfly Fibers is your source for beautiful quality yarns and fibers. Dragonfly Fibers creates hand-dyed, artisan yarns and fibers in vivid and sophisticated colorways. We can be found in select local yarn shops around the world and at fiber festivals such as Rhinebeck, Maryland Sheep and Wool, Vogue Knitting Live, STITCHES and SAFF. Come see us at STITCHES West, February 18-21st in Santa Clara, California. We'll be in booths 706, 708 and 710. You can shop on our site 24/7 at www.dragonflyfibers.com. Be sure to check out the link for our 2016 Club Dragonfly. Great designers, exclusive colorways and a bonus swag option! Discover why we say that Dragonfly Fibers is "The Colors of Happiness".

Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!

Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! In the San Francisco Bay Area? Lisa and Rod will see you at Stitches West in February!

Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 


On The Needles:(0:36)

 

Jasmin is working on the Bumble hat, a Tincanknits Design, out of Abstract Fiber Alto in the "Mousse" for #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat

 

Gigi has been working on the  beaded mesh of the Viajante border #Behmalong.

 

Jasmin has been working on the Lina hat, Abstract Fiber “Plum” in Lily. The pattern is by Johanna of Joko knits. #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat

 

Gigi is working on the 1000 Tulips shawl #behmalong

 

Jasmin is working on the  Churchmouse Spock cardigan for Rex.

 

Gigi has started a Vanilla Socks out of Opal Neon yarn.

 

For the #Elizalong Jasmin and Gigi have both wound a skein and now need to swatch.

Jasmin announced that a  Gleener will be a prize for the Elizalong


In Stitches:(11:54)

 

Gigi wore her Knitmore cowl, wristers, and socks.

 

Jasmin wore her Tess Ribbi, and is thinking that maybe she wants to redo the collar.

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, and the Kapuzin hoodie.

 

Rex wore the  wrap cardigan knit by Annelena, and the garter Stitch Baby Kimono by Joji Locatelli

 

Events:(17:36)

 

We will be attending Stitches West at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Emily from the Knitting Butterflies Podcast, and Boston Jen from the Down Cellar Studio podcast will also attend. Say hello! Purlescence will have a basket for collecting #25000 Tuques  and preemie hats. Also, if you care to listen to our Stitches West Tips. Retraction: this is a list you can print out. List of Stitches West Tips, and the Tracking Expenses Printout.

 

Contest:(21:41)

 

Back on: Operation Sockdrawer

#operationsockdrawer prize:  a skein of Rare Woman Claire, and a  sock knitter profile tote, donated by One Twisted Tree

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

Also Voolenvine has a sock knitting contest. Check her out.

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Mother Knows Best:(24:08)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about Rick Mondragon's technique for using slip stitch crochet for joining seams on knits.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(30:38)

 

Jasmin was knitting the  Lina hat and managed to mangle the repeat, since she didn't want to use stitch markers to mark the count.

 

Review:(32:59)

 

This week we review

 

Fine Things for Plain Occasions by Hunter Hammersen

 

We also recommendThe Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet

The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet, Volume II

The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet Volume III

 and Curls

 

Also, the KnitGirllls have an excellent review of this book on this weeks episode.

Gigi mentions Hunter Hammersen's blog, Violently Domestic.

 

Straw Into Gold:(42:03)

 

Jasmin has been test driving Akerworks Matchless Woolee Winder bobbins on her Matchless. With Dawn’s Custom Carding Wool, color 64

 

She used a Mendenhall Fleece processed by Morro Fleece Works.

She also has been playing on the Acadia wheel and she used Abstract Fiber SW merino “Rockstar”

 

And Sew On:(48:55)

 

Gigi is trying to find cotton sew-in interfacing, to replace the Shapewell cotton woven sew-in bolt of interfacing that she bought ages ago and used up.

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This week's episode is sponsored by:

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

 

Did you get a spinning wheel or spindle for a holiday gift? We know that there are lots of you out there who have begun to spin and Lisa Souza Dyeworks at www.lisaknit.com has just what you are looking for. Beautiful hand dyed combed top is available in several different wool types as well as phenomenal silk blends. Lisa Souza is also producing fabulously soft blended batts with such combinations as merino, cashmere and Tencel. Dreamy!

  In the Placerville area for a visit? Give Lisa a call and come by for a visit! In the San Francisco Bay Area? Lisa and Rod will see you at Stitches West in February!

Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 


On The Needles:(0:34)

 

Jasmin is knitting hats for the #25000 tuques  #NewHomeNewHat. She is now knitting a Bumble hat out of Abstract Fiber. She has a FO- the Damsel hat from Woolly Wormhead out of White Birch Yarn, in Nothing Says I Love You Like a Rainbow.

 

Gigi is plugging away on a pair of vanilla socks out of Patons Kroy. Jasmin has another FO, the Ribaroni hat, out of Tess Yarns

 

Gigi has been working on the beaded mesh of the Viajante border, and she is enjoying the rhythm.  And we love the beading directions.

 

Jasmin is working on the Churchmouse Spock cardigan for Rex.

 

We are starting the Eliz-along. Someone posted the errata for Elizabeth Doherty's Top Down

 book. We are knitting the Helvetica and Copperplate patterns. This goes along with #projectsweaterchest


In Stitches:(20:56)

 

Gigi has been wearing socks, wristers, her grey citron and a pre-ravelry v-neck pullover from Knitting Pure and Simple.  It needs a Gleener, as does Genevieve's Elsa cardigan,

 

Jasmin has been wearing her Cece cardigan, and the Tess silk/wool hat, )

 

Genevieve wore the Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, and the Kapuzin hoodie, and the  caterpillar cardigan.

 

Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, and the wee envelope sweater,  and the Gramps cardigan

and Gigi's Martha .


Events:(28:38)

 

We are very excited about attending Stitches West


Contest:(30:57)

 

 We announced the winners of the  Do some good contest.  The prizes are:

A Lolo Bar- destined2knit

A very big Erin Lane Bag - creativevibe (happy birthday!)

Leslie wind cable needle ring - wittyknittingyarn

Surprise fourth prize: Jenn-i-fur

 

#grinchalong, prizes

 Lolo Foot Bar,- almariecraft

and Erin Lane Bag- mstoltz

and a Skein of Cephalopod Traveller- maniago

Leslie wind cable needle ring- LisaM87

Juliana's Fibres board shorts - knittingdaddy

 

And we are re-launching #operationsockdrawer

 

Also, we were wondering what prizes you think we should give for #25000 tuques/ #newhomenewhat


Mother Knows Best:(35:15)

 

This week we answer a question from the What do you want to hear about thread about having "The talk" about not getting into a parents knitting.

Jasmin recommends Jane Nelson's  Positive Discipline


When Knitting Attacks:(44:23)

 

Gigi was attacked by her 1000 Tulips Shawl.

Jasmin was attacked by her yarn.


Review:(48:12)

 

This week we review

Lost Coast by Ashley Hurst

Knittin Little, Fall 2015

Child For all Seasons M-Kal

 

Straw into Gold:(1:11:24)

 

Gigi had fun with an Akerworks spindle. Everyone else in the house also played with the spindles.


And Sew On:(1:19:17)

 

Gigi and a young friend were working on copying patterns out of Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time and cutting them out of muslin. Gigi talked about sewing darts and stay stitching. 

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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This episode is brought to you by Abstract Fiber, the best place to buy the most beautiful yarn and fibers ever.

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Bijou Basin Ranch is your source for high-quality yarns spun from Tibetan yak, Qiviut, cashmere and other luxury fibers. Our yarns are made in the USA as well as abroad, and many are hand-dyed by notable indie dyers such as Miss Babs, Lattes & Llamas, and Lost City Knits. Our no-rinse, no residue fiber wash called Allure was specially  developed to care for high quality fibers. This month, enjoy 15% off your yarn purchase when you enter KNITMORE at checkout at bijoubasinranch.com.

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

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Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

On The Needles:(0:35)

 

Jasmin  finished the  Bon Bon Toque, a tincanknits design, yarn: Mountain Meadows Wool “Powell” #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat.

 

She mentions the Facebook page and ravelry group.

 

Gigi finished two preemie hats.

 

Jasmin has another Finished Object, the Turn a Square hat by Jared Flood, knitted out of Noro Kureyon.

 

Gigi finished her Shades of Grey socks.

 

Jasmin has another almost finished Object, the Damsel hat, designed by Wooly Wormhead

and she dug out yarn for the Rib-a-roni hat, which reminded her of the Käänteinen hat.

 

She also worked on the Coronation Cardigan, out of Berry Colorful Yarnings.

Gigi cast on a pair of Vanilla socks out of Patons Kroy in Brown Rose Marl.

 

In Stitches:(16:35)

 

Gigi wore the Serpentine cowl, socks, and wristers. And Jasmin's Mondo Cable cardi.

 

Jasmin wore her Mondo Cable cardi, and the Tess silk/wool hat.PICTURE? LINK?

 

Genevieve wore the   Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat,  and the Kapuzin hoodie, caterpillar cardigan.

 

Jasmin talked about cleaning the Elsa cardigan that had gotten serious ick on it, with Beyond Clean,

Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, handspun hat by lala.

 

Andrew has been wearing his cashmere hat, and Sam wore the grey beanie.


Contest:(24:55)

 

Our annual Do Some Good Contest  :

Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.


Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

 

Do Some Good prizes:

A Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 361

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Grinchalong:

We announced winners today

 

Prizes!:

 

- A Lolo Foot Bar

- An Erin Lane bag

- A skein of CephalopodTraveller

- a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

- a skein of sock yarn in the "Board Shorts" colorway, by Julianna's Fibre.

-  Grinchy knitting bags sewn in the "Sweatshop Of Love"(Lovingly purloined from Sweatshop Of Love) by the Knitmore Girls out of Grinchy fabric.

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Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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Mother Knows Best:(28:28)

 

This week we answer questions from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about yarn bombing and applying Lolo bars.

Gigi mentions Die Urbane Spinnstube.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(38:06)

 

Gigi's cowl out of mistery batt got bound off to tight, so she tinked and bound off again. She bound off looser, and won Yarn Chicken.

 

She dropped a stitch on her Shades of Grey sock and then had to go back and crochet up the dropped stitch.

 

She also frogged back quite a bit on the 1000 Tulips shawl, it was too short and needs another pattern repeat. 

 

Review:(42:28)

 

This week we review Mini Skein Knits

 

Straw Into Gold:(53:24)

 

Jasmin has been talking to Adan of Akerworks

 

She is talking about Whorlicity vs Point of Inertia, asking whether people would prefer scientific terms or fiber terms. Also, if you have a better sounding word or phrase, suggest it!  The term that everyone is searching for is a word that describes how long a spindle turns. 


And Sew On:(57:17)

 

Gigi basted a pair of jeans, for Sam in order to shorten them. Also, she wants to keep the original hem in place, since original hems on jeans have too many layers for a home sewing machine. She says she has seen this technique all over Pinterest.

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This weeks episode is sponsored by:

 

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!

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Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying.

 photo InfiniteTwistSoftGold_zps2937a47a.jpg

Infinite Twist produces unique and luxurious hand-spun yarns that are crafted in a socially responsible way. Spun from hand-painted roving and hand-blended batts, our hand-spun yarns are a tactile delight for knitters. We also offer project kits that take the guess-work out of yarn and color selection, and hand-dyed mill-spun yarns in striking semi-solid colors. Find out more by visiting infinitetwist.com, or find us on Ravelry and Instagram as infinitetwist. Sign up for our newsletter for a free knitting pattern every month, and don’t forget to use offer code “knitmore”!

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Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

 

On The Needles:(0:36)

 

 Jasmin is working on the Bon Bon Toque by Tincanknits. She is knitting it out of Mountain Meadows Wool for #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat.

 

Purlescence is a collection point for hats for  Syrian refugees.

Gigi has knitted three Perennial hats, one of them for herself, and the other two for the #25000tuques project.

 

Jasmin made progress on the Landon pullover, designed by Katya Frankel, out of Lisa Souza BFL. (There are discount codes from Lisa Souza and Katya Frankel on the project page.)

 

Gigi has finished the citrus colored sock, and she finds the shades of grey vanilla socks very potato chippy. Jasmin is working on the Churchmouse baby wrap cardigan out of FabFunkyFibres in the Spock colorway. 

 

Gigi is knitting on a cowl out of some black-ish handspun out of mistery fiber.

 

We announce the Eliz-along! We are knitting sweaters out Elizabeth Doherty's book Top Down: Reimagining Set-In Sleeve Design

 

Jasmin is starting with the Helvetica and Gigi will be knitting the Copperplate. We will be knitting the designs in Quince and Co yarn. This knitalong is running in conjuction with #projectsweaterchest.

 

In Stitches:(19:50)

 

Gigi wore handknit socks, the Knitmore cowl, the Serpentine cowl, wristers, the new Perennial hat, and her Cassidy.

 

Jasmin wore the Mondo Cable Cardi, the Tess silk and wool hat, the Tangled Yoke cardigan She engaged in a sweater wash-a-palooza, with totally unscented Allure. She washed her Carli, the Kobiyashi Maru, and the yellow hat. They also used the Fiberwash from Unicorn Fibers for three other handspun sweaters.

 

Genevieve wore Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat,  and the Kapuzin hoodie,

 

Rex wore the Purl Soho Baby cardi, and the Kobiyashi Maru.

 

Sam wore the San Jose Sharks scarf that Gigi knitted for him.

 

Contest:(29:47)

 

The Grinchalong is finished. Winners TBA soonest.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our annual Do Some Good Contest  :

Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.


Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

 

Do Some Good prizes:

A Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 361

 __________________________________________________________________


Mother Knows Best:(31:46)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about what we do with the leftover ends of bobbins.

 

When Knitting Attacks:(35:07)

 

Gigi was attacked by standard vs metric. She knitted four inches instead of four centimeters for the headband of her Perennial

 

We mention NASA and The Martian

 

Review:(36:45)

 

This week we review Playful Hoodies, by Mary Rasch

 

Gigi raves about Fleece Hat Friends, by Mary Rasch


Straw Into Gold:(45:47)

 

We play with the Acadia Spinning Wheel by Infinite Twist

 

And Sew On:(49:56)

 

Gigi mended a sheet that the dogs had torn. She used Wonder Under to fuse a patch to the sheet before she sewed it on.

Direct download: Episode_359.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:37pm PDT

This weeks episode is sponsored by:

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You probably attend an event at least once a year. Sometimes events are all about shopping, but more often than not, events are a combination of shopping and education. When attending a show that combines classes and market place, shopping literally becomes dashes between classes. Time is short that your plan includes the necessary pit stop (crossing your fingers for short lines) and visits to my favorite or new vendor spot.

As a vendor, we do our best to bring the right amount of scents and products. We are thrilled when we have the product or scent you are looking for, but sometimes there is a sudden run on your favorite scent or product and the person in front of you just bought the last one. Being left wanting after waiting just stinks!

Wait and want no more because we've created the Easy Peasy Product Reservation. It's so simple and fast, you’ll LOVE the experience!

Go to our web site: www.Bar-Maids.com for directions, and we'll even text you a reminder during the event!

 photo Etsybanner_zps94077e39.jpg

Every hobby needs organization, every project needs a place.  Erin.Lane bags helps you turn your fiber pasttime into neat and organized endeavor.  Our project bags, totes, and needle and notions organizers are everything you need to keep your fiber arts from fraying. 

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Knitcircus Yarns is pleased as punch to present the Gradient Yoke Sweater Pattern, designed by Amy Detjen. This sweater gives you an exciting and unusual construction; a top-down v-neck raglan. Designed to make the most of a self-striping handpaint, the yoke uses just one skein of gradient yarn, surrounded by coordinating kettle dyes for the body and sleeves. Let our yarn do the color changes for you!

purllogolarge

Purlescence Yarns is Silicon Valley's destination fiber arts shop.  Our yarns are selected for both their beauty and sustainability.  Choose the perfect yarn and our Custom Fit service to help you make the perfect sweater.

Create your own perfect yarns and fabrics with our extensive selection of spinning and weaving equipment, classes, and full service maintenance.

 We're always happy to provide mail order service for Knitmore Girls listeners. Call us today, it'll be on its way!

 

On The Needles:(0:38)

 

Jasmin finished a cashmere hat for Andrew that she had started two years ago, and she posted the pattern on her pattern page. And she cast on a new one immediately.  She made a number of hats for him out of Noro Kureyon.

 

She watched a video on Facebook about an organization (25,000 tuques) welcoming Syrian refugees with hats. There are people who are cold, and they need hats. We will be knitting hats for them, and we'll be doing some prizes for this as well. This is not about politics. This is about keeping people warm. (Official hashtags: #25000tuques #NewHomeNewHat) 

 

Purlescence Yarns will be a collection point for the 25,000 Toques project.

She mentions the Knotty Girls, and Halos of Hope. You can enter your hats here (and on instagram using the hashtags) for prizes!

 

Jasmin has started another sweater for Rex, she is knitting the Landon pullover, designed by Katya Frankel, out of Lisa Souza BFL. (There are discount codes from Lisa Souza and Katya Frankel on the project page.) She just finished the Playdate cardigan from Tincanknits.

 

Gigi is working on the second heel of her Citrus socks out of trekking. Also, she started the Squircle socks. Inspired by Dr. Gemma, she picked up the Scandinavian Pattern socks, from the The Little Box of Socks.

 

She mentions that we had the good fortune to take classes form Galina, Lily Chin, Rick Mondragon, Judith MacKenzie, the Philosopher's . She mentions their Video, book, and kits.

 

Jasmin finished the Kobiyashi Maru cardigan. Jasmin mentions the Exploding Tardis and the Death Star yarn bowls.

 

She did a Citric Acid Jelly Roll soak of the Polydactyl kit she put together (with help) from Black Trillium.

 

Gigi finished three preemie hats and she cast on the Perennial hat out of some leftover Malabrigo.

 

Jasmin cast on the Baby Wrap cardigan by ChurchmouseYarn, out of  FabFunkyFibres  in the "Spock" colorway.


In Stitches:(24:56)

 

Gigi wore socks, the Knitmore Girls cowl, some old v-neck sweaters and wristers.

Jasmin wore her  Mondo Cable cardigan, Twist Cardiganola ha

 

Genevieve wore her r Elsa cardigan, the Elsa hat, Olivia hat, and Bumble hat, ola hat, kangaroo sweater (wonderful wallaby)

 

Rex wore his Bumble hat from C.C. from the Geeky Girls Knit podcast , Baby Puerperium that Cchellez knit for him, the Purl Soho Baby cardi, and the Kobiyashi Maru

 

Also the family had an agreement about when the Elsa sweater would be washed. In Beyond Clean.


Contest:(27:29)

 

The Grinchalong is wrapping up. Winners will be announced in episode 359.

 

Parameters for participating in the #operationsockdrawer contest:

 

Participants: post a picture to the ravelry forum, or to instagram with the #operationsockdrawer, have your ravelry name on your instagram profile. Feel free to double dip your projects.

 

Projects will be judged on originality and general delightfulness.

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Our annual Do Some Good Contest  :

Do some good on a local, national or global level, post it to the thread, maybe you'll win a prize! But you'll definitely do some good, and that's awesome. The contest will close around January 6th.


Winners will be chosen on the basis of originality and delightfulness. Also, your charity needs to benefit more than your immediate friends and family. 

 

Do Some Good prizes:

A Lolo Foot bar

a very big Erin Lane bag, 

and a Leslie Wind cable needle ring

Contest will wrap up next week.Winners will be announced in episode 360

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Mother Knows Best:(28:36)

 

This week we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about?" thread in the forum

about pet fur on knitting.

We recommend the Magic Lint Brushes, and the one with lint brush.

 

We really, really like the Gleener and the Gleener on the Go. A lot.

 

Let us know how you deal with pet hair and your projects.


When Knitting Attacks:(33:56)

 

Gigi's knitting math attacked her and she had three tries to start a cowl out of hand spun yarn.

One of her knitting needles went AWOL while she was knitting in bed.

 

Gigi tinked back a long, long row on her Viajante


Purloined:(36:12)

 

We are purloining "Something I really like", from Dr Gemma. Family book club! She mentions the Vorkosigan Saga. We are reading/listerning to The Martian, for Amazon Kindle with the Audible tie-in. It's AMAZING.

 

We are also purloining "what we're reading" from the Knit Girllls videocast.


Review:(45:03)

 

This week we review : Sequence Knitting, by Cecilia Campochiaro


Holidays with the Knitmores:(54:43)

 

Jasmin's theme for 2016 will be management.

 

Gigi is planning hoping to use finish UFO's, sew out of her stash, and quilt.  She is still looking for a concise term.

 

Post your 2016 themes here!


Straw Into Gold:(58:04)

 

Inspired by Dr Gemma, Gigi dug out a Schacht spindle, and finished spinning the rest of the fiber that she had started.  And what does one do with small amounts of yarn?

 

Direct download: Episode_358.mp3
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