Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Effekthäufung - Episode 279 - The Knitmore Girls


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On The Needles:(0:35)

Gigi is working on the sleeves of  the Water's Edge for the #matchymatchyKAL out of Abstract Fiber's Rothko. Jasmin is working on the  Hitchhiker by Martina Behm #behmalong, out of Supersock by Abstract Fiber.

We mention the Colonel Henley sweater. Jasmin would like to crowd source information about sock knitting machines, as well as finding well made, polished looking twin sets. We mention the Twin Set Design podcast.

German compound noun: Effekthäufung.

We talk about the #Behmalong, Mostly Warmness wristers and the Hitchhiker. Gigi is working on the sleeves of the  Dr Watson sweater out of Cascade Ecological Wool.

Jasmin is finishing the Colorblock pullover by Karen Borrel out of  Malabrigo Rios, and will note modifications for easier fininshing in her project notes.

#operationsockdrawer: Gigi is making tube socks for Genevieve out of leftover Fluoromania, and leftover Loops and Threads.


- June 7th, Fleeces, Food and Fun, at the Retzlaff Winery.

- June 14th- June 22nd: International Knit In Public Day Week

Gigi had declared #MendingMonday and #FinishingFriday. Temporarily the two days will be trading places.

In Stitches:(18:30)

Gigi has been wearing her Merope repeatedly. Genevieve has been wearing her Tangaroo sweater.

Jasmin has been wearing her Carli with a Romi Hill shawl pin. She wore her Mondo Cable cardi and her tunic from The Yarn Girls' Guide to Simple Knits, and she wore her Ribbi Cardi.

We gush about how versatile the Ribbi Cardi is, and think it should be an alternative candidate for the SPAKAL 2014

Mother Knows Best:(22:15)

This week we answer a question out of the "What do you want to hear about?" thread about pilling, pill prevention and eliminating pills.

Jasmin mentions Greenland yarn.

When Knitting Attacks:(29:08)

Gigi was attacked by the sleeve of her Water's Edge. Jasmin has been dreaming about the Sprig Sweater, (mislabeled Sprout sweater by Jasmin) out of Botanical Knits 2


This week we are purloining Favorite Things from the Knit Girllls videocast and we are also purloining the Tubularity as part of our #Behmalong! We will both use gradient kits from Cephalopod Yarns.  Jasmin promised a link to Martina Behm's website: Strick Mich!


This week we review The Art of Seamless Knitting, by Simona  Merchant-Dest and Faina Goberstein

Jasmin mentions Little Red in the City.

Straw Into Gold:(50:57)

Gigi has finished her Spin U class, and is enjoying spinning carbonized cotton with a long draw.

We are officially launching the SPAKAL 2014 during the Tour de Fleece.We mention the two options, the Flax pullover and the Harvest cardigan from the Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits.

Gigi also wants to spin for a Ribbi cardi.

And Sew On :(52:38)

Gigi is working on the Nemesis dress for Savvy Girl Melanie. She is searching for the Prym Tailors Awl. She talks about easing in a sleeve, and different methods she has come across on the internet.


  1. I have a couple twin sets from Land's End. Their quality has always been good, and they have nice colors. I also have knit shirts that have lasted years for me and still look good. I'm partial to the 3/4 length sleeve.

  2. Love your podcasts, as usual. On the twin sets - I think I live in them at the office, so nice instead of a suit jacket with a skirt or slacks! I love Talbots (and they have really good sales) for twinsets. LL Bean and Land's End have the best T-shirts ever made! Most are in pima cotton, wash so well, hold their color and shape! I also love turtlenecks...and I get them there too! Hugs and lots of knitting love, Theresa in Texas