Sunday, March 7, 2010

Let resting swatches lie - Episode 91 - The Knitmore Girls

citrus swatch

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CNCH is coming to Santa Clara April 9-11 and Abstract Fiber will be there. Not a weaver? CNCH has something for all fiber enthusiasts! We'll have yarns for knitting and weaving, plus lots of fiber. We'll have some new fibers too, including Polwarth!!! You can also shop online anytime by clicking above.

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Thank you, Knitmore Girls listeners for rocking Stitches West with us in the Purlescence Yarns booth. To thank you, we're offering a special just for you. Call us with your mail order or come into the shop between Thursday, March 4 and Monday, March 15 and receive a Purlescence Yarns ChicoBag with your purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last. Be sure to mention the Knitmore Girls!

On the needles: (00:32)

Jasmin is monogamously knitting away at her Mondo Cable Cardi, knit out of Cascade Quatro. We discuss using zippers on knits, and in current fashion. Gigi is working on her Mondo Cable Pulli out of Brown Sheep Nature Spun (color "Cranberry Fog"). We gush about how much we enjoy the details of the Chic Knits patterns and garments. We mention the KAL thread, which is a great place to go for help.

Gigi has put one repeat on her Color Your Own sweater by Philosopher's Wool. Gigi has picked up her Origami Pullover again for social knitting. Jasmin is working on a pair of Crocodile Walk handspun socks, and will likely cast on a pair of socks for Andrew out of the
Creatively Dyed Yarn he picked up at Stitches.

Mother Knows Best: (19:52)

We discuss the truthfulness of swatches. We talk about the Great Adirondack Rayon, which seems to lend itself better to weaving than knitting.

Review: (28:37)

We review How to Knit a Love Song, by Rachael Herron. (We'll be airing the interview with her later this week.) We LOVE it!

Straw into Gold: (39:07)

Jasmin is spinning some cormo roving from Sue Reuser for a Tempest.


  1. Very excited about rachael's book- I met her at the Sock Summit!

  2. I just started this book and am really enjoying it! Keep up the good work - all of you!

  3. Am I over looking the link to where I can order the color coordinating zipper? I'd love to find out more about the zipper you mentioned on the podcast.
    Love you gals!