Episode 043 (2017 Review and 2018 Plotting)

Episode 043 (2017 Review and 2018 Plotting)

Recorded on Tuesday, January 2, 2018



mrsquilt is the winner of the Fiber Crafty project bag. Listen to an interview with Pam Maher of Fiber Crafty in Episode 041.

iTunes user e_marie74 is the winner of all Kino Knits patterns released in 2018. The first will be a drapey cowl called Cafe Hon, designed for a single skein of fingering or sock yarn.

Thanks to knit4keeps and HanoverStreet for the great iTunes reviews! Leave your own here.

The Kino Knits website has a new look!


Never Not Gnoming by Sarah Schira of Imagined Landscapes ($5.75 Canadian via Ravelry) on US 3 (3.25 mm) in Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (100% wool) in Navy Nite and Limestone colorways.

Vanilla Self-Striping Socks over 72 stitches on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Marigoldjen Superwash Merino Nylon Sock (75% merino, 25% nylon) in Silver Screen colorway (heels and toes and cuffs) and Knitpicks Felici (75% merino, 25% nylon) in Beyond the Wall colorway.

Handspun socks over 48 stitches on US 2 (2.75 mm) in handspun fiber from Unwind Yarn Company. Used Toe-Up Socks with a Difference by Wendy Johnson (free via Ravelry) as base but with major modifications.

WIPs/Design Notebook

New shawl design for collection early in 2018. Using Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock (80% wool, 20% nylon) in Mariposa colorway.

Another new shawl design for the same collection in Dandelion Yarns Rosy Sport (100% merino wool) in Thunder and New Yolk colorways.

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2017 Review

New Designs

  • Lean Into the Wind neckwarmer
  • Springs to Mind hat
  • Caius baby and kids’ sweater
  • Merrain MKAL shawl
  • Greener on MY Side shawl
  • With a Paddle (Fingering, Sport, DK) hat
  • Without a Paddle (Fingering, Sport, DK) hat
  • Daunt cowl
  • Big and Fancy shawl
  • Lalibela hat
  • A Nice Cuppa ornaments
  • Stellen socks

Spun 24 ounces of fiber.

Total 2016 FOs: 56

Total 2017 FOs: 79. Of those:

  • 38 preemie hats
  • 10 pairs of adult socks and 1 pair of baby booties
  • 5 adult hats and 9 kid hats
  • 3 shawls
  • 3 cowls
  • 2 adult sweaters and 1 kid sweater
  • 1 pair of adult mittens
  • 1 jar cover
  • 3 gnomes, 2 teapots, and a chameleon!

I apparently didn’t write down 2017 goals, but they included:

  • Design a sweater – done (Caius)
  • Knit more handspun, including socks – done (cowl, hat, socks)

The Christmas gifts I gave away:

2018 Plotting

  • #sistersheepspin
  • spin more than 24 ounces
  • 12 squares for my scrap yarn blanket
  • improve photography skills

2018 Knitting on Safari plans:

My #makenine2018:

See Instagram post for links

#makenine2018 – include a Kino Knits pattern in your Instagram post and tag me (@kinoknits), and you could win the pattern for free. Winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible Instagram posts on January 15, 2018.

Knitting Around the World

There’s a 28-foot knitted Christmas tree in Warwickshire, UK.

This Is What Happens When You Give a Decorator Crab Holiday Pom Poms

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group

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Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

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