Episode 27: Quick Christmas Knits

November 21, 2014


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


This week!

  • Black Friday Sale - 20% off all shop items 28th-29th November.  Sale will include custom dyed Speckle Dyed yarns.
  • Christmas shopping on Etsy


Works In Progress

  • Luxor by Anne Hanson - slight pattern alteration adding my own heel, gusset and toe.  I also get to show off my lovely project bag from 9crafty11.
  • Japan Sleeves by Joji Locatelli - I'm using Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering in the Rye and Tickled Pink colourways.  My project can be seen here.  l also mention my new shop addition which are hand-dyed project bags by Kimi Silks.



  • NBK fiber - Shetland/Silk in the Bouquet colourway


Top 5 Quick Christmas Gifts

  • 5) Face washers or dish cloths - click here for free patterns on Rvelry
  • 4) Cozies - Hot water bottle, ipod, kindle, mug, ipad/tablet cozy. Link is to free patterns on Ravelry
  • 3) Cowls - Bandana Cowl by Purl Soho

                   - Drop Stitch Cowl by Abi Gregorio

                   - Jeweled Cowl by Sachiko Uemura

                   - Modish Cowl by Westknits

                   - Columns Cowl by Vivian Hsu

                   - Free cowl patterns on Ravelry click here

                                                                     - Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

                                                                     - Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio

                                                                     - Other free fingerless mitts patterns can be found on Ravelry here

  • 1) Vanilla Socks and Slippers - Vanilla socks like these knit with self striping yarn or a fun variegated yarn

                                                 - Non-Felted Slippers by Yuko Nakamura

                                                 - Seamless Salomas by Megan Williams

                                                 - Nola's Slipper Pattern by Nola Miller


What are your go-to quick Christmas knit or crochet patterns?  Let us know over on the Ravelry group!


November Podcast Giveaway

  • Win a copy of the Clairière shawl by Playsweetmusic PLUS two skeins of Skein Merino Cashmere Fingering (winners choice of colour) to make the shawl.
  • This time the prize thread is over on the blog - entries close 8th December.  Winner will be chosen using a RNG and announced in the podcast following the 8th December, I will also contact the winner by email.
  • All you have to do is tell us which two Skein colours you would choose to make this beautiful shawl! 
  • One entry per person, please.
  • Thank you to Anna Martina, of Playsweetmusic for donating a copy of the pattern for the prize kit.  You can see more of Anna's designs here.

Skein Mannequin

  • This week she is wearing the lovely Dotted Rays shawl by Stephen West my pattern page can be seen here.


Colour Inspiration on Instagram

  • I have a # on Instagram where I was hoping you guys might post pictures that include colours that inspire you.  It would be great to build an inspiration board with plenty of colour combination ideas.  Use #colour2cre8 if you would like to join!

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