Episode 053 (Unwoolpiggery)

Episode 053 (Unwoolpiggery)

Recorded on Friday, August 10, 2018


Announcements and Giveaways

New cowl pattern – Heximaze! Double knitting in DK

The July 2018 Kino Knits sock pattern sale for charity raised $165 for RAICES – thank you so much for your support!

Thank you to Jenn Sheelen for donating a copy of her Springtime Melody shawl for a listener! The winner is Ravelry user Dille.

Don’t forget you can enter to win prizes I purchased from the Kenana Knitters – listen to Episode 052, then leave a comment in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Episode 052 thread to enter.


Two more pairs of safari mittens in The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock (90% superwash merino, 10% nylon) in Birch and Espresso colorways. One pair is in testing now with the others to follow probably this week. Will be released in October.

Vanilla is the New Black socks by Anneh Fletcher ($5 Canadian on Ravelry) on US 2 (2.25 mm) needles in Holly and Ivy Dyeworks Ivy Sock (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) in Smoky Mountain Adventure colorway.

Second design for Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 4. Partner is Lisa K. Ross of Paper Daisy Creations. Click to see Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3. Design #2 is mitts using Mothy and the Squid Superwash Sock rainbow miniskeins. In testing now! Will be released in September, and pretty sure there will be a KAL!

Some preemie hats for the NICU Noggins KAL as part of the 2018 Into the Wool Fiber Retreat – in Knit Picks Brava Worsted.


Will continue to work on preemie hats for the retreat.

How Cold Is It? mittens by Drunk Girl Designs ($5.50 on Ravelry) (note these mittens include a bad word, so don’t click if you don’t want to see it!) in Knit Picks Palette (100% wool)

Beeswax Hat by Amy Van de Laar ($6.00 on Ravlery) on US 6 (4.0 mm) (in madelinetosh Tosh Merino DK (100% merino singles) (discontinued) in Chamomile

New design in The Fiber Seed Sprout Sock (90% superwash merino, 10% nylon) in a gray gradient.


Tossed my stash and came up with a garbage bag of yarn to destash! Read an old blog post that captures my stashing system.


Fluffed and washed more yarn from my fleece for my #sistersheepspin.

Knitting Around the World

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Textiles Lab created an algorithm to translate 3D shapes in computer models into instructions for automated V-bed knitting machines – basically turning the knitting machine into a 3D printer. Click to listen/read the story.

Do you know of good resources for flat-bed or V-bed knitting machines? Post in the episode thread if you have tips/stories for me!

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