Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Oubliette - Episode 212 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:32)

Gigi is working on the toe of her Magic Carpet Socks and has used one of the heels from The Knitter's Book of Socks. Jasmin is almost done with the body of the Playful Stripes Cardigan.

The buttons for the Victorian Girl's Coat arrived from Mood. Gigi has dug up the Katje from her Area 51, and is working on the sleeves. Jasmin has almost finished the body of the Kaanteinen hat.

 In Stitches:(13:07)

Gigi has been wearing vanilla socks, her Knitmore Cowl out of Abstract Fiber, her wristers from the Purl Stitch, and her Best Friend Jacket from The Purl Stitch (also in the series: The Knit Stitch, and Color)

Genevieve was wearing her Genevieve Jacket, and her Mollie hat and her feather and fan blanket. Jasmin has been wearing her wristers from the Purl Stitch. Sam has been wearing the Alien Scarf out of Stitch 'N Bitch.


 We will be attending
- February 21-24, 2013: Stitches West


Over 700 entries, before the contest was closed. Our listeners are amazing.

Mother Knows Best:(23:20)

We answer a question from our "What Do You Want To Hear About?" thread, about when to hand sew and when to use a machine for sewing knits and fabric together. Gigi references Jean Frost's class on lining couture jackets.

When Knitting Attacks:(29:24)

This week Gigi misses a repeat on her Monkey socks, and frogs the sleeve of her Katje jacket


This week we review Knitting on Top of the World, by Nicky Epstein.

And Sew On:(40:04)

This weekend we sewed a baby blanket out of cotton and flannel for Erin from The Anatomy of Knitting podcast. We mention the Consew CES-300 Gravity Iron that we are using.


  1. Cracked up at the iron segment and olden day irons. Sounds like me ribbing my mom. :)

  2. OK, I can't stand it anymore. Finnish words empahsize the first syllable. Check out this for pronouncing:

    Sounds like Caaan - tin - in


  3. I know you are terribly busy but I have to ask. I love the blankets you make. Are you still considering putting together a tutorial or a recipe for the Knitmore baby blanket? The blankets look so nice and I know Genevieve's blankets got lots of use. Family first but if or when you have time, I'd love to know more about how to make the blankets. You inspire me to go back to sewing.

  4. Ladies! Loved your review of Knitting on top of the World"! Not only am I "exuberant" in my dressing but I also happen to be over-confident about my intermediate-ish knitting capabilities! Sold! Can't wait to receive it. Thank you.

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