Sunday, May 9, 2010

For the hundredth time! - Episode 100 - The Knitmore Girls


Listen here:

This week's episode has been sponsored by:

The Knitmore color has arrived! We are delighted to introduce an exclusive yarn celebrating our friends Jasmin and Gigi, the Knitmore Girls. This great color also supports a great cause. For every skein ordered, Abstract Fiber will donate $2 to the American Heart Association. Knitmore yarn is available exclusively at

Purlescence Yarns wishes the Knitmore Girls a very happy 100th episode! To celebrate, we're offering Knitmore Girls listeners 10% off mail order purchases of $50 or more through May 15. Certain exclusions apply. Call or email for details. Also, check out Hildy , Sandi's latest design. Knit in a fingering weight sock yarn at 5.5 stitches per inch, it has beautiful drape. A perfect addition to your wardrobe. Through the month of May, proceeds from the purchase of Hildy will go to the American Red Cross for aid to the victims of Tennessee's floods. Download your copy on Ravelry today!

Think Outside the SOX , the latest from XRX Books, features over 60 winning designs from the Knitter’s Magazine contest. This ultimate sock book highlights many design processes, innovative constructions and updates on traditional techniques and just plain beautiful socks. Extensive charts and diagrams, illustrated explanations, and detailed photographs all round out this how-to for everything socks. There’s no better time to be a sock knitter! You can find us on the web at or call 800-232-5648.

On the needles: (00:38)

Jasmin's Tempest is plugging right along. Gigi has unearthed and is working on the ties for the V-neck wrap cardigan (by Knitting Pure and Simple). Jasmin is working on the collar for her Carli cardigan. Gigi has unearthed her Katarina and is using Jean Frost's slip stitch technique for piecing it together. Jasmin is working on a Knitmore Vanilla sock out of Abstract Fiber Matisse in "Deep Lake". Gigi is working on a vanilla sock out of Tess Yarns sock yarn.

Jasmin mentions the Knitmore Girls Podcast App, the grosgrain ribbon tutorial, the couture button tutorial . While we podcast, Gigi binds off the second Gull Wing Sock (make from the Serendipitious Ewe's Chance Sock) using the sewn bind-off.

Jasmin announces her 100th project- a Citron out of the new Abstract Fiber colorway- KNITMORE! (Photo above.)

Mother Knows Best: (16:47)

We discuss the sequence of knitting sweater parts.

Contest! (24:32)

We announce the winners of our Project Runway inspired contest.

When Knitting Attacks: (29:10)

Gigi has issues with her Frost Flowers Stole (take 2). She suspects it is the lack of stretch in the silk. She may try it again in the Shibui Silk Cloud.

Straw into Gold: (34:24)

Jasmin talks about selecting spinning projects, matching mood to the project. She also mentions plying the Crown Mountain Farms Wensleydale and the Crown Mountain Farms Aqualung.

Greatest hits: (39:29)

We list some milestones and give thanks.


  1. Jasmin and Gigi,
    Happy Centi-Cast!! I've been a lurker for some time, but today, just had to wish you well. You two are fantastic and even remind me somewhat of me and my own mother. Mom is from Spain and learned to knit from some ladies in her small village in Maya. She taught me when I was little and now we chat about knitting, knit together, and teach my girls stuff.
    Thank you for LOVING each other the way you's wonderfully refreshing.
    My reward after a day of home-schooling is to make myself an iced coffee, sit with my knitting and listen to the "KnitMore Girls".
    Happy 100th!!
    Ana (from Florida)

  2. Congratulations Jasmine and Gigi! I really enjoy listening to your podcasts and the fact that you have been so consistently good week after week when many other podcasts have fallen by the wayside. I have started a blog: and mentioned your success in one of my postings.

    Keep up the good work!

    Carol (your former So Bay knitting buddy)

  3. Hi - Kate from Nottingham, UK here. I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your podcast and also greatly appreciate the amount of work you put into the show notes and all the additional information and links you provide. It's clear to me that you put in MANY more hours than the time it takes you to record the podcast and I wanted to acknowledge that and thank you.
    Happy Podcasting and Congratulations on your 100th edition. Kate