Episode 047 (An Interview with Anna of Dandelion Yarns)

Episode 047 (An Interview with Anna of Dandelion Yarns)

Recorded on Wednesday, April 11, 2018



Hello to fleeceflicker01 and Wokendream who introduced themselves in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread!

My newest designs are under The Tolstoy Collection! It consists of three shawls: Anna Karenina (one color), War and Peace (two colors), and The Three Questions (three colors). All feature garter stitch with added lace, texture or color play for interest, and all are based on weighing your yarn, so they are flexible in terms of yardage. This means they’re perfect for handspun!

Click here to view on Ravelry!

Should I do something special for Episode 50? Submit your suggestions and enter to win a copy of The Tolstoy Collection.

Fiber Festival Planning Sheet – get the free printable download by subscribing to the Kino Knits newsletter.


Lionheart by Shannon Cook and Jane Richmond ($6.95 via Ravelry) on US 7 (4.5 mm) in leftover bits of Knit Picks Swish Worsted (100% wool) in Squirrel Heather, Cornmeal, Rainforest Heather and Berroco Vintage (52% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 8% Nylon) in Dungaree, Holly, Storm, Dark Denim.

New sock design for release this summer.

Bon Bon Toque by Tin Can Knits ($5 via Ravelry) on US 6 (4.0 mm) in Knit Picks Swish DK (100% superwash merino) in Amethsyt Heather colorway. Yarn was leftover from my son’s baby blanket I designed – Sweet Faux Hawk baby blanket.

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Sweet Faux Hawk baby blanket

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 Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso (75% merino, 25% nylon) in Frederick self-striping colorway.


Euphrosyne by Kirsten Kapur ($6.50 via Ravelry) on US 7 (4.5 mm) in handspun Hobbledehoy Battlings (Polwarth/Bamboo/Stellina/Tencel) in Comet colorway.

New cabled sock pattern – will be released in June.


The Tolstoy Collection KAL is running now!

Knit any of the three shawls in the new Tolstoy Collection and be entered to win amazing prizes. WIPs or shawls already finished count, and all entries must be completed and entered into the Ravelry thread by May 7, the Monday after the MD Sheep and Wool Festival to be eligible. Full details are in the Kino Knits Ravelry group.

Sponsors (view photos of the prizes in the chatter thread link above):

  • Win a skein of Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock Mariposa (the yarn used for the Anna Karenina design) (check out episode 038 for an interviewer with the dyer, Dana)
  • Win two skeins of Dandelion Yarns Rosy Sport (the yarn used for the War and Peace design)
  • Win three skeins of Fiber Optic Yarns Heavenly Sport (the yarn used for The Three Questions design)
  • 3D-printed yarn gauges from JD Craftshop
  • Medium project bag and clear-front notions pouch from The Project Bag
  • Other patterns and surprises from Kino Knits




West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft Shetland Tweed – will probably use to knit Without a Paddle

Shetland by Marie Wallin

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding by Fiona Goble

Interview with Anna of Dandelion Yarns

Dandelion Yarns website

Loop London

Organic Knitters 

Rosy Green Wools

Edinburgh Yarn Festival


Where to Find Me

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Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

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