February 11, 2017
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Episode 48

 

Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.

 

CAL - Sock Blanket!

  • If you’ve already cast on or if your wanting to cast on a crochet sock blanket please share it here! This is a podcast CAL so ALL yarns are included! There’s no start or end date - just join in whenever :D

 

FOs

  • Crochet Baby Blanket - Pattern called Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24. I used 4 Seasons Yarn from Spotlight which is a DK Superwash Merino.

 

WIPs

 

  • New Shawl Design using Skein Top Draw Sock in the colourways Jersey and OMG.
  • Snowmelt Shawl MKAL by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade Podcast).  I'm using Top Draw Sock in the colourways Surfer Girl, Grunge Rainbow and Milky Way.
  • Crochet Sock Blanket - if you've cast on one or want to cast one on come on over and join the CAL!
  • Monkey Socks by Cookie A using Gales Art Wonder Sock in the Graffiti and Asphalt colourway (pic above).
  • New Cowl using Skein MCN Sock in the colourways Ice On The Windowpane and Citrine.

    In The Mail

     

    Ravelry Finds

     

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Instagram as skeinyarn.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback over on our Ravelry group or email me.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube

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    January 28, 2017
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    Episode 47

     

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.


    WIPs

    • New Shawl Design using Skein Top Draw Sock in the colourways Jersey and OMG
    • Crochet Baby Blanket - Pattern called Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24.

     

    FOs

    • New Design Colour Melt Shawl using Skein Top Draw Sock in the colourways Make Hay While the Sun Shines, China Town and Wasabi - I'm looking for testers so please let me know if you are interested over on the ravelry group (all info about the pattern can be found there!)

     

    Ready To CO

    • Snowmelt Shawl MKAL by Helen Stewart (Curious Handmade Podcast).  Im using Top Draw Sock in the colourways Surfer Girl, Grunge Rainbow and Milky Way.
    • Crochet Sock Blanket - if you've cast on one or have finished please share your pics over on our group.

     

    In The Mail

    • Knit Pro Zing fixed circular needles purchased from Purlwise

     

    Ravelry Finds

     

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback over on our Ravelry group or email me.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube

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    January 13, 2017
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    Episode 46 - I'm Back!

     

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.



    FO'S

     

     

    • Tilted Triangle by Suvi Simola - Yarn: Skein MCN Sock in the colourways Jersey, Sorbet, Smokestack Lightning, Havana and Tip Toes.
    • Daintree Shawl by Jessica Gore - Yarn: Skein Daintree in the colourway Milk-Glass (yarns for this shawl are currently in our shop! And there is a KAL over in The Sweater Collective group on Ravelry)
    • Intersection by Kristen Finlay - Yarn: Skein Meadow in the colourways Metropolis, Antler and Crema
    • My Cryptonite by Melanie Berg - Yarn: Skein Merino Cashmere in the colourways Jersey, Misty Sea and Paintbox
    • Dragonflies Jumper by Joji Locatelli - Yarn: Skein Voyage in the colourway Woolshed.
    • Havana Swing Cardigan by Jess Gagnon - Yarn: Skein Merino Cashmere in the colourway Baltic
    • Talisman Shawl by Helen Stewart - Yarn: Skein Top Draw Sock in the colourway Carnival
    • Slipstream by Kristen Finlay (yet to be released!) - Yarn: Skein Winter in the colourway Techno.

     

    WIP'S

     

     

    • Granny Stripes by Lucy of Attic24 - Yarn: 4 Seasons Superwash Merino 8ply
    • New Design (?? Colour Melt Shawl) by Kristen Finlay (yet to be released) - Yarn: Skein Top Draw Sock in the colourways Make Hay While The Sun Shines, China Town and Wasabi

     

    Acquisitions

     

     

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube

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    April 12, 2016
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    Episode 45

     

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.

    Skein Sweater KAL

    Want to knit-along with us? We will be running a Skein Sweater KAL which will run from 1st March - 1st May.

    Prizes

    • Thanks to Joji and Veera we have an e-copy of Interpretations Vol. 3 to give away
    • A Kimi Silks sweater sized project bag in the teal colourway
    • $100 gift certificate to Skein

    To be eligible for prizes:

    • Knit ANY sweater project (cardigan, pullover/jumper or bolero) in Skein yarn.
    • Post a picture of your finished object in the prize thread before 1st May.

    Please tag your project with skeinsweaterkal2016

     

    Skein Shawl KAL

    Want to knit-along with us? We will be running a Skein Shawl KAL which will run from 14th March - 9th May.

    Prizes

    To be eligible for prizes:

    • Knit ANY shawl pattern in Skein yarn.
    • Post a picture of your finished object in the prize thread before 9th May.

    Please tag your project with skeinshawlkal2016

     

    In The Mail

     

     

    Giveaway!!

    To win one of the Modern Fibre necklaces head on over to the prize thread on Ravelry and tell me

    1. Which necklace you would love to win (orange or grey) and..
    2. What is your favorite item in the Modern Fibre esty store

    The winner will be chosen via RNG and announced on the podcast and notified via Ravelry.  Thanks so much to Sue from Modern Fibre for this wonderful giveaway!

     

    FO'S

     

    • Ariel by Brandy Velten using Skein MCN Sock in the China Town colourway - my project page is here.

     

    WIP

    • Tilted Triangle by Suvi Simola - Yarn: Skein MCN Sock in the colourways Jersey, Sorbet, Smokestack Lightning, Havana and Tip Toes.

     

    To Cast On!

    • Havana Swing Cardigan by Jess Gagnon - This is a test knit, if you would like to be a tester see here for more details.  Yarn - Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering in the Baltic Colourway
    • Rhombille by Gina Röckenwagner in the Spring 2016 Pom Pom Quarterly issue.  Yarn - Lopi Alafosslopi which I purchased from Webs

     

    Hot Right Now

     

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube.  You can watch this episode over on Libsyn, rss feed can be found here.

    Thanks for watching!

     

     

     

    March 14, 2016
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    Episode 44

     

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.

    Skein Sweater KAL

    Want to knit-along with us? We will be running a Skein Sweater KAL which will run from 1st March - 1st May.

    Prizes

    • Thanks to Joji and Veera we have an e-copy of Interpretations Vol. 3 to give away
    • A Kimi Silks sweater sized project bag in the teal colourway
    • $100 gift certificate to Skein

    To be eligible for prizes:

    • Knit ANY sweater project (cardigan, pullover/jumper or bolero) in Skein yarn.
    • Post a picture of your finished object in the prize thread before 1st May.

    Please tag your project with skeinsweaterkal2016

     

    Skein Shawl KAL

    Want to knit-along with us? We will be running a Skein Shawl KAL which will run from 14th March - 9th May.

    Prizes

    To be eligible for prizes:

    • Knit ANY shawl pattern in Skein yarn.
    • Post a picture of your finished object in the prize thread before 9th May.

    Please tag your project with skeinshawlkal2016

     

    I mention Circus Tonic Handmade, a new Aussie dyer - please go and check out their etsy shop!

     

    FO'S

    • Great Divide Shawl by Michele Brown using Skein Voyage DK in the Graphite and Peace colourways (my project page can be found here)

    WIP'S

    • Ariel by Brandy Velten using Skein MCN Sock in the China Town colourway
    • Rheinlust by Melanie Berg using Skein Top Draw Sock in the Whisper colourway (my project page can be found here)

    Ready To Cast On

    • Tilted Triangle by Suvi Simola using Skein MCN Sock using Jersey, Havana, Sorbet, Tip Toes and Smokestack Lightning colourways.

    My Hot Right Now

    Giveaway!!

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube.  You can watch this episode over on Libsyn, rss feed can be found here.

    Thanks for watching!

    March 02, 2016
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    Episode 43

     

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.

    Skein Sweater KAL

    Want to knit-along with us? We will be running a Skein Sweater KAL which will run from 1st March - 1st May.

    Prizes

    • Thanks to Joji and Veera we have an e-copy of Interpretations Vol. 3 to give away
    • A Kimi Silks sweater sized project bag in the teal colourway
    • $100 gift certificate to Skein

    To be eligible for prizes:

    • Knit ANY sweater project (cardigan, pullover/jumper or bolero) in Skein yarn.
    • Post a picture of your finished object in the prize thread before 1st May.

    Please tag your project with skeinsweaterkal2016

     

    Skein Shawl KAL

    Want to knit-along with us? We will be running a Skein Shawl KAL which will run from 14th March - 9th May.

    To be eligible for prizes:

    • Knit ANY shawl pattern in Skein yarn.
    • Post a picture of your finished object in the prize thread before 9th May.

    Please tag your project with skeinshawlkal2016

     

    FO'S

    • Q. Shrug by Mariko Oka - knit out of Skein MCN DK in Rustic and Sherbet Fizz (my project page is here)

     

     

    •  Japan Sleeves by Joji Locatelli - Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering in Tickled Pink and Rye (my project page can be found here)

    •  Sibella by Carrie Bostick Hoge using Skein Meadow (my project page can be found here)

     

    WIP

    • Great Divide Shawl by Michele Brown using Skein Voyage DK in the Graphite and Peace colourways (my project page can be found here)
    • Rheinlust by Melanie Berg using Skein Top Draw Sock in the Whisper colourway (my project page can be found here)

     

     

    Ready To Cast On

    • Age Of Brass And Steam Shawl by Orange Flower Yarn using our new DK yarn (yet to be named!) in the Confetti colourway
    • Ariel by Brandy Velten using Skein MCN Sock in the China Town colourway
    • Tilted Triangle by Suvi Simola using Skein MCN Sock using Jersey, Havana, Sorbet, Tip Toes and Smokestack Lightning colourways.

     

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube.  You can watch this episode over on Libsyn, rss feed can be found here.

    Thanks for watching!

     

     

    November 21, 2015
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    Episode 42!

     

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.

    Knitvent

    Knitvent 2015 by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade - a holiday collection of 6 delightful surprises

    The 2015 Knitvent collection is inspired by the special radiance of winter. As the days grow shorter, light becomes something precious. Imagine the dazzle of sunlight on snow and the gleam of firelight through the frosted windows of a log cabin. Think fairy lights twinkling behind a row of icicles, and the glow of candles on the dinner table. I’ve tried to capture all that glimmering brightness and warmth in this year’s designs.

    Knitvent is the Curious Handmade community’s beloved holiday tradition. Together we enjoy the suspense of an advent calendar and conjure up the community spirit of a mystery knit along, with a new design to discover and knit each week. All of the patterns are ideal for gifting, but chances are you’ll cast on at least one for yourself (you deserve it!)

    The collection will feature six accessory patterns (including two shawls!) The first design will arrive on the 5th of November, and you’ll be sent updates each Thursday as each pattern is released.

    Knitvent 2015 is now available for purchase for £10 (+VAT if applicable).

    Some bullet points in summary…

    • The Knitvent 2015 Collection is available to buy now and you can purchase any time.
    •  Includes six beautiful accessory patterns, including two shawls!
    • You’ll receive one pattern each week for six weeks, starting Thursday November 5th.
    • There is an active group on Ravelry for support and chatting
    • The patterns will be delivered automatically, so opening your message is like peeking behind the window of an advent calendar to see what’s inside!

    Discount code

    Thanks to Helen we have a discount code to offer to our veiwers!  To recieve 15% off the Knitvent collection use the discount code SKEINKNITVENT15

    Giveaway

    We also have a giveaway!!  One lucky person will win the whole collection, for your chance to win head on over to our Ravelry group and post in the giveaway thread which one of Helen's patterns is your favorite.


    Japanese KAL

    • We are having a Japanese knitting/crochet pattern KAL/CAL
    • Choose any Japanese pattern and cast on - KAL/CAL will finish Jan 31st
    • Pattern must be a Japanese charted pattern and take one skein or more of yarn.  Hats, shawls, socks etc are fine but small projects like washcloths and granny squares wont be eligible for prizes.
    • Prizes TBA - to be eligable for a prize please post your FO’s in the Prize thread!
    • If you have any helpful links please feel free to post them in the Japanese KAL/CAL thread.

    FOs

      • Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku - these are for my Dad and are knit out of Skein BFL Sock in the Weekend Escape colourway. 

    WIPs

    • Vanilla Socks using Crazy Zauberball bought during my visit of Purlwise yarn store in Kendall
    • A new design using Skein Meadow in the Cloud Watching colourway.

    Ready to CO

    • Ariel by Brandy Velton using Malabrigo Sock in the Marte colourway (also purchased from Purlwise)

    What's Hot

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube.  You can watch this episode over on Libsyn, rss feed can be found here.

    Thanks for watching!

    October 26, 2015
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    Episode 41!

     

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.

    Cardigan KAL/CAL!

    We're having a cardigan KAL/CAL!  Be great if you could join in, here are the details:

    • KAL/CAL will run from 13th August and end on the 13th November and will be held over in our Ravelry Group, check it out here
    • Knit or crochet any cardigan of your choosing using hand-dyed yarn from any dyer, could also be a yarn that you have hand-dyed.
    • To be eligible for a prize you must follow the rules above and post a picture of your finished item in the Single Skein KAL/CAL FO thread.
    • Prizes!  1. A sweater quantity of Skein yarn, winners choice of base and colourway 2. A sweater sized project bag and notions pouch mage by the lovely Ganache (thank you :D)

    Skein 'Single Skein' KAL/CAL!

    We are having a single skein Skein KAL/CAL - here are the details:

      • KAL/CAL will run from 12th October and end on the 16th November and will be held over in our Ravelry Group, check it out here
      • Knit or crochet any one skein project of your choosing using Skein yarn
      • To be eligible for a prize you must follow the rules above and post a picture of your finished item in the KAL/CAL thread.
      • Prizes!  Two winners will receive a Stitch Pixie Box bag, one winner will receive a large Stitch Pixie pull string bag and one winner will receive a skein of Skein - winners choice of yarn and colourway!  Thanks so much to Peta of Stitch Pixie Bags :D
      • PLUS the wonderful Peta of Stitch Pixie Bags has offered Skein viewers 10% off all of her bags!!  Just use the code SOCKKAL during checkout - discount code is available from 14th Oct-14th Nov.


    In The Mail

    • Two lovely bags from Stitch Pixie - you must go check this shop out over on etsy!

    WIP

    • Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku - these are for my Dad and are knit out of Skein BFL Sock in the Weekend Escape colourway. 

    • A new shawl of my own design using Skein Silk Cashmere Lace.

    FO!

    What's Hot

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube.  You can watch this episode over on Libsyn, rss feed can be found here.

    Thanks for watching!

    October 12, 2015
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    Episode 40

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.

    Cardigan KAL/CAL!

    We're having a cardigan KAL/CAL!  Be great if you could join in, here are the details:

    • KAL/CAL will run from 13th August and end on the 13th November and will be held over in our Ravelry Group, check it out here
    • Knit or crochet any cardigan of your choosing using hand-dyed yarn from any dyer, could also be a yarn that you have hand-dyed.
    • To be eligible for a prize you must follow the rules above and post a picture of your finished item in the Single Skein KAL/CAL FO thread.
    • Prizes!  1. A sweater quantity of Skein yarn, winners choice of base and colourway 2. A sweater sized project bag and notions pouch mage by the lovely Ganache (thank you :D)

    Skein 'Single Skein' KAL/CAL!

    We are having a single skein Skein KAL/CAL - here are the details:

      • KAL/CAL will run from 12th October and end on the 16th November and will be held over in our Ravelry Group, check it out here
      • Knit or crochet any one skein project of your choosing using Skein yarn
      • To be eligible for a prize you must follow the rules above and post a picture of your finished item in the KAL/CAL thread.
      • Prizes!  Two winners will receive a Stitch Pixie Box bag, one winner will receive a large Stitch Pixie pull string bag and one winner will receive a skein of Skein - winners choice of yarn and colourway!  Thanks so much to Peta of Stitch Pixie Bags :D
      • PLUS the wonderful Peta of Stitch Pixie Bags has offered Skein viewers 10% off all of her bags!!  Just use the code SOCKKAL during checkout - discount code is available from 14th Oct-14th Nov.


    WIP

    • The Summertide Shawl MKAL by Helen Stewart AKA Curious Handmade - I'm using Skein Uptown Sock in the colourways Knight and Misty Sea.  Helen has a wonderful audio podcast, which just won the UK Podcast award for best podcast (well done Helen!!), check it out here!
    • Regan by Isabell Kraemer - I'm using Skein Shimmer in the Honeybunch colourway.  Loving it!


    Future Knits AKA Project Planning

    • Japanese pattern - still deciding which one!  We will be having a Podcast KAL/CAL for Japanese patterns, this will start after the cardigan KAL/CAL finishes :)
    • Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku - these will be for my Dad, I'll be using Skein BFL Sock in the Weekend Escape colourway.  This will be knit as a part of our Skein 'One Skein' KAL/CAL

    What's Hot

    Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube.  You can watch this episode over on Libsyn, rss feed can be found here.

    Thanks for watching!

    September 21, 2015
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    Episode 39

     

    Welcome to the Skein Studio podcast!  Thanks to everyone who contacted me, I always love hearing from you.

    Cardigan KAL/CAL!

    We're having a cardigan KAL/CAL!  Be great if you could join in, here are the details:

    • KAL/CAL will run from 13th August and end on the 13th November and will be held over in our Ravelry Group, check it out here
    • Knit or crochet any cardigan of your choosing using hand-dyed yarn from any dyer, could also be a yarn that you have hand-dyed.
    • To be eligible for a prize you must follow the rules above and post a picture of your finished item in the KAL/CAL thread.
    • Prizes!  1. A sweater quantity of Skein yarn, winners choice of base and colourway 2. A sweater sized project bag and notions pouch mage by the lovely Ganache (thank you :D)


    WIP

    • The Summertide Shawl MKAL by Helen Stewart AKA Curious Handmade - I'm using Skein Uptown Sock in the colourways Knight and Misty Sea.  Helen has a wonderful audio podcast, which just won the UK Podcast award for best podcast (well done Helen!!), check it out here!
    • Regan by Isabell Kraemer - I'm using Skein Shimmer in the Honeybunch colourway.  Loving it!


    • Japan Sleeves by Joji Locatelli - I'm using Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering in the Rye and Tickled Pink colourways.  Check out Joji's Fall KAL here.
    • Swatching colourways for the shop continues, I have lot's done but still have a long way to go :)

     

     

    What's Hot

     

     

    Future Knits AKA Project Planning

    • Japanese pattern - still deciding which one, it will definitely be a Michiyo pattern (love her designs).  If your keen to knit or crochet a Japanese pattern with me, let me know!  It would be wonderful to have a Japanese pattern KAL.
    • Simple Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku - these will be for my Dad, I'll be using Skein BFL Sock in the Weekend Escape colourway.

     

      In The Mail

      • A HUGE selection of yarn from the lovely Federica!  This lovely lot of yarn included one that is new to me called Pura Hilados - check their website out here!  thanks so much Federica :D
      • I also mention the Malabrigo tour done by Liat Gat (aka Knit Freedom) available on YouTube, check that out here.

       

      Pattern Reader Apps Question

      • I'm wanting to do a review on apps that allow you to store and read knitting patterns - I would love to hear which ones you use, please tell me over on this weeks group thread or you can use our contact page or PM me on Ravelry.

      Please feel free to join our ‘Skein’ Ravelry group. I’m k10 on Ravelry and you can find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.  Post questions, suggestions or feedback here on the blog or over on our Ravelry group.  Skein Studio is available on  iTunes and YouTube.  You can watch this episode over on Libsyn, rss feed can be found here.

      Thanks for watching!

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