Monday, July 2, 2012

What's in a name? - Episode 185 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:32)

This week  Gigi has knit another preemie hat.  Jasmin is working on her Breezy Cardigan out of her handspun. Gigi used Lucy Neatby's Book Cool Socks Warm Feet to refresh her skills on doing a Channel Island cast on.

Jasmin is working on the Mini Mondo Cable Cardigan out of  Miro by Abstract Yarn. Gigi is working on the border of her Kleio by Rosemary Hill, and Jasmin mentioned that Romi has announced the next series of shawls.

We are thinking of what to knit for the Ravellenic Games, Jasmin is thinking of knitting a tiny Arwen Sweater for Genevieve with yarn she bought from A Verb for Keeping Warm, and Gigi is thinking of using her phone app- (raglanify) to knit a raglan.


September 3rd, we are planning to attend the Monterey Wool Auction, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.


We announced the winners of the Spring Cleaning Contest!

Mother Knows Best:(15:03)

Today we answer a question from the "What do you want to hear about thread" and "What to do with scratchy yarn, and which one is the perfect sweater/cardigan?"

We mentioned Soak Wool Wash. We mentioned Jean Frost's class on lining knits. Also: the Cassidy cardigan, and the Basic Chic Pulli


This week we purloin : On a Happy Note from Down Cellar Studio. Jasmin mentions Live365, and the new cast of Evita with Ricky Martin. Gigi's happy note is home made Aztec Chocolate ice cream made from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz and the Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker


This week we review The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook by Nora Abousteit with Alison Kelly.

Straw Into Gold:(39:44)

Gigi is working with her Jenkins Lark Turkish drop spindle and we mention the Turkish delight, and spinning fiber from Crown Mountain Farms.  Her SPAKAL spinning is coming along nicely. Jasmin is making tracks on her spinning with the Rambouillet cross. She mentions Down Cellar Studio's photography tips.


  1. what a beautiful picture! i cant serm to open your link to podcast- says error not founf. anyone else having this problem? x

  2. Love the photo and the episode. Enjoying having you back to weekly. Thank you.

  3. I also get the error - not found message.

  4. There's some sort of typo in the download link, but you can still get the episode here:

  5. Link has been fixed! Sorry for the inconvenience.

  6. Hey! Newish listener here. I am one of the contributors to the Burdastyle Handbook. I made the black and white polka dot skirt. is social network but the projects in the book are not derived from the projects on the website. Contributors were approached to work on variations in advance of the book. Naturally I wasn't allowed to share details of the project before it was published. Also, about seamless patterns... having no seams makes modification much easier, which is part of the point of the Handbook. Make all your design modifications and then add seam allowances as you cut. I don't even bother to add seam allowances to my traced pattern, but that is a matter of personal preference.

    Love the podcast!

  7. Olympic Knitting Drama has made it to NZ, see here;

    Fiona MacBride