Episode 39

September 21, 2015


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)


  • 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 :)



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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.

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