Episode 42!

November 21, 2015 0 Comments

Episode 42!


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


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


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.


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


  • 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)

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