Sunday, September 5, 2010

High butter content- Episode 116- The Knitmore Girls


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

Abstract Fiber has a back to school special! Our Jasmine makes the very clever and pretty Flatbox Knitting bags to help pay for her college expenses. It’s time to buy books, so she’s offering a limited time special 10% discount on her bags when you buy them from Check out for a store near you or shop online and receive free shipping on orders over $100.

Everything's coming up Cassidy at Purlescence Yarns! Join us for our fabulous fall Cassidy Knit-Along, featuring Chic Knit's wonderful cabled cardigan pattern. We're loving this piece knit in Manos Rittenhouse Merino 5-Ply, Cascade Venezia & Eco Wool, Lorna's Laces Green Line Worsted & Shepherd Worsted, to name but a few. Mention the Knitmore Girls when you place your order for 10% off your yarn purchase for the KAL through the end of September. And don't forget, Amy Singer is coming November 2 to teach her Non-Wool Socks Class. Seats in this class are limited, so sign up early!

Take your knitting skills to new levels with instruction from the country’s top knit designers at STITCHES ETC on November 1 and 2. Work one-on-one with Isager, Mondragon, Bortner, Duvekot, Slicer-Smith, Brown-Reinsel, and Bush. Learn to build on classic designs, master one-yarn intarsia, and enter the world of entrelac…plus much, much more! This 2-day experience begins immediately following STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo at the Marriott Hartford Downtown and Connecticut Convention Center. STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo is October 28 through 31. Easy registration for STITCHES ETC and STITCHES EAST Knitting Expo classes are available online at

On the needles: (00:32)

Jasmin has been working on Meghan's Twist cardigan (for Sweater Swap 2010). Gigi is hooked on knitting preemie caps! Jasmin is working on her Demon Cloud Supernatural inspired socks. We list a bunch of podcasts, including:

Crafternoon Tea with GrannyG
Crooked Row
KnitaJourney Podcast
Knitting Pipeline
Well-knitted life
Podictionary Podcast

Jasmin also announces that we'll be starting our next KAL (tentatively) around October 1st.

Contest: (12:18)

The Head to Toe design contest has closed. Details can be found in the contest thread. The winners will be announced in episode 117. Prizes include:
Events: (15:51)
- 9/6: Monterey Wool Auction (Here's the link to the Director's Cut episode about selecting fleeces.)
- 9/24-26: Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. We'll be staying at the
Days Inn and Suites Wilsonville.
- MEET AND GREET! We'll be doing our meet and greet on Saturday September 25th, from 11:30-12:30 in the Abstract Fiber booth, then we'll be joining Rachel (from KnitCents) in the BarMaids booth from 12:30-1.

APP EXTRA: Stitches East market coupon.

Mother Knows Best: (21:03)

We talk about picking alternate yarns for patterns. We mention the Craft Yarn Council's method of classifying yarn weight.

Ask an intern: (29:27)

Gigi enables Katrina into knitting socks with afterthought heels. Katrina's footlets suffered from user error.

Review: (40:14)

This week we review Knitting Under the Influence by Claire Lezebnik. We didn't care for it.

Straw into Gold: (43:18)

Jasmin recommends "In Sheep's Clothing" and "The Knitter's Book of Wool". Jasmin talks about Merino and Masham wool, courtesy of Crown Mountain Farms and their fiber of the month club.


  1. I came across your site & saw that you have a podcast, which I immediately downloaded... starting from the very first one. Loving it! Wish my Mom knitted or crocheted so we can do a podcast too.

    I wanted to comment on the "ambient road noise" of your first road trip podcast & second podcast lol Sounds like you're on a real bumpy road! Or you have tires that are ready to come off :)

    Look forward to getting up to the latest podcast! Am listening while I go between working on the computer (entering my latest jewelry pieces) and knitting dish cloths. (right now lol)

    Keep it up! Loving it :)

  2. I would be happy to help you organize a really fun gathering for all of your NY fans during Vogue Live.

    aka: friskylambpjw

  3. ooh! I nearly fell off my chair when I heard you mention my podcast!
    Thanks guys ;-)

  4. Hi Jasmin & Gigi,

    Love the podcast!

    Jasmin, I think you mentioned you struggle with starting the ribbing for two sleeves at a time on one circular.

    I was stumped by the same thing, only when doing socks. I found a really great tutorial online for 2 top down socks as a time on one long circular needle. There are lots of pictures - once I saw this, it clicked for me.


  5. Can I just say a big 'thank you' for introducing me to 'Crafternoon Tea' with Granny G. Couldn't resist it as I too am a 'Granny G' but the combination of sewing,knitting and baking makes for a tremendous podcast.zkur.