Episode 068 (Zombie Knitpocalypse 2019)

Episode 068 (Zombie Knitpocalypse 2019)

Recorded Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Announcements/New Patterns

The Three Sisters: the third shawl in The Chekhov Collection on US 7 (4.5 mm) in Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper (75/25 Superwash Merino/Nylon) in Barbie’s Nighty, Heirloom, and Fortune Teller.

Impostor Syndrome – boot toppers on on US 4 (3.5 mm) needles in Queen City Yarns Biddleville DK (100% merino, 250 yards/115 g) in Showgirls and So Much Drama.

Last Night I Dreamt on US 8 (5.0 mm) in Dream In Color City (100% merino, 200 yards/100 g) in Bedtime. Free via Knitty!

In Case You Missed It – I ran an MKAL! And now all is revealed. ICYMI is a three-color semicircular shawl for DK weight. Have fun with lace, single-row stripes, and a delicious ruffle at the end. Take 20% off the pattern with Ravelry coupon code COMPLETE20 in July 2019 – or get an even better discount when you sign up for the Kino Knits newsletter. Don’t miss out any more!

For the entire month of July, all Kino Knits Sock patterns will be 50% off – no coupon code needed. (Click to see all my sock patterns.) Additionally, all proceeds from these sales will go to Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES). If you are not in a place to be able to buy patterns, I have two free sock patterns – Stellen (available on Knitty) and Against the Grain (free when you sign up for the Kino Knits newsletter – link in profile). For every pair of Kino Knits socks completed in July, I will personally donate $10 to RAICES. (Paid-for and free patterns count, as do WIPs, but you must complete both socks for a pair.) Post your finished socks in the Kino Knits Ravelry group RAICES thread to be counted.


Non-Euclidian by Sarah Jordan ($5 on Ravelry) on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Super Stitchy Smooth Sock (75/25 superwash merino/nylon, 463 yards/100 g) in Quite Mad (self-striping dark gray, cerulean, light gray, emerald green with black speckles).

Parallelograys by me ($6 on Ravelry) on US 1 and 2 (2.25 and 2.75 mm) in size XL for husband. Used color scheme of tester Wendy – red (Hobbledehoy Merino Sock in probably the Heirloom Tomato color), white (Knitpicks Hawthorne Bare), and blue (Duck Duck Wool, probably 80/20 sock). Red and blue purchased as miniskeins at Homespun Yarn Party 2019.

Newborn Vertebrae cardigan by Kelly Van Niekirk (free on Ravelry) on US 2 (2.75 mm) in Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock (80/20 merino/nylon) in Go Beyond and more of the (Hobbledehoy Merino Sock in probably the Heirloom Tomato color) for the ribbing and cuffs.

Two pairs of shortie socks based on Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner (free on Ravelry) – one with OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5.00 on Ravelry), and one with heel flap and gusset. Used US 1 (2.25 mm) needles and Unwind Yarn Company Journey Sock (80/20 merino/nylon) in Winner Winner 2016. #itw2019spotlightkal


Criss Cross Top (free pattern on Purl Soho website) on US 6 (4.0 mm). Knitting 41″ size at a different gauge to get a slightly smaller top. Using Worsted Twist yarn (100% merino, 2-ply, 164 yards/100g) in Ash Gray. #mothersdaycaston2019 #makenine2019 

Bigger on the Inside by Kate Atherley (free on the Knitty website) on US 3 (3.25 mm) using handspun Hobbledehoy battlings in the Time Traveler colorway. #makenine2019 #byscraftybingo2019 

New sock design for October 2019 release.

KALs and Plotting

Grad Your Stash 2019! I announce the winners.

High Tea with Jam Crumpets by Jenn Sheelen – phoenixfire

Go with the Flo by Jen Lassonde – katepricey

pattern or collection of your choice – ElsaandEm

More Newborn Vertebrae cardigans by Kelly Van Niekirk (free on Ravelry) – I think.

Stacks of yarn coming in for next five designs – a hat and cowl set for September, two pairs of socks for October, and a pair of fingerless mitts for 2020.

Knitting on Safari

Zombie Knitpocalypse

Where to Find Me

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Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

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