Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sizing, fit, and ease - Episode 93 - The Knitmore Girls Podcast


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This week's episode has been sponsored by:

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.

The Purlescence Purl Girls know that the Knitmore Girls have listeners all over the world. We wish you all could join us in our family room for a cup of tea and a nice chat, but if you can't make it to us, you can bring a little bit of us home to you. Visit our Cafepress store for shirts, mugs, and more! And new patterns are available on Ravelry for immediate download. Search for designers Sandi Luck and Nathania Apple for the latest designs.

STITCHES South offers something for everyone. This 4-day event brings thousands together in Atlanta, GA for workshops, demonstrations, author signings, and door prizes. It showcases beautiful yarn, books, gadgets, patterns, & buttons in a market full of retailers from across the country. If it has to do with knitting, you will find it here. STITCHES South is open to the general public April 23rd-25th. For more information please join us online at or call 1-800-237-7099.

On the needles: (00:30)

Gigi is plugging along on her Mondo Cable Pulli, which she has modified slightly. Jasmin is making progress on her Mondo Cable Cardi. Jasmin is tempted and inspired by all things. Gigi talks about assembling Miss Kalendar's Ribbi Cardi with single crochet. Gigi's Olympic Sweater is headed for the UFO bin. We discuss the Spring 2010 issue of Knitter's Magazine. Gigi and Jasmin both like the Electric Entrelac Sweater. Jasmin also really liked the Diamonds and Pearls shawl, and the Sun Dappled Stole. Gigi liked the Ivory and Mortar Jacket. Jasmin also liked the Pink Ginger cardigan.

Events: (21:06)

CNCH 2010 : April 9-11

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival: May 1-2. Meet and greet details tbd. (You can find Jasmin's handspun here.)

Contest: (23:55)

The end date for the February UFO finish-a-long is April 3rd, and the winners will be announced in Episode 95.

Mother Knows Best: (25:21)

We discuss sizing, fit, and ease.

Straw into Gold: (41:26)

Jasmin is still spinning the Cormo for her Tempest sweater. (Photographed above.) Jasmin talks about spinning every day (for 15 minutes) for sanity.


  1. Another wonderful episode. I can't tell you just how much I look forward to hearing the two of you...very lucky to have your Mom as a chum!Thanks for the info and the 'comfort' yet again.

  2. Hi Ladies,
    Great job on ease Gigi! Also Jasmine I like what you said about getting the sleeve in early instead of the end. GREAT tip. Karen