Episode 074 (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Episode 074 (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

Recorded Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Announcements/New Patterns

Rock Solid ($6 via Ravelry or Love Crafts). I was thrilled to design again for the Lots of Socks KAL, which recognizes the beauty and uniqueness of individuals with Down Syndrome. Sales of this pattern and my other self-published sock patterns enabled me to donate $801 to Down Syndrome International. Thanks so much for your support!


Vanilla Socks on US 1 (2.25 mm) in madelinetosh Twist Light (75/25 merino/nylon, 420 yards/100 g) in Onyx colorway.

Second design in Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 5 (planned release April 2020) on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Plied Yarns North Ave (100% wool, 215 yards/50 g) in Sauerkraut and Webb colorways.

Flax by Tin Can Knits (free on Ravelry) on US 6 and 8 (4.0 and 5.0 mm) in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% wool, 110 yards/50 g) in Marina colorway. Knit following 8-10 size directions at a gauge to get a 6-8 size.

Single-skein shawl design on US 7 (4.5 mm) in cowgirlblues Sock Weight (100% merino, 164 yards/50 g) in Jade. Check out Episode 003 for an episode on Cape Town, South Africa.

Récamier: A Lounge Sock by Mara Catherine Bryner ($5.50 in Ravelry) on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Knit Picks Chroma Twist Fingering (discontinued, 437 yards/100 g) in colorway 27272 Lake Front.


A sock design… a blanket… nothing to link here!


#sistersheepspin #200spinsin2020

Gradient yarn


Deer and Doe Sirocco jumpsuit

See progress in highlights on Kino Knits Instagram page


Pay it Forward here!

Knitting on Safari – Chicago

Renaissance Chicago Downtown

Field Museum – listen to Episode 006 for a recap of the Nairobi Railway Museum and our initial encounter with the The Man Eaters of Tsavo

Maggie Daley Park in Millenium Park

Cloud Gate (The Bean)

Stan’s Donuts

David’s Tea

Magnolia Bakery

Museum of Science and Industry

Giordano’s (Chicago Deep Dish pizza)

The Art Institute of Chicago – where I should have brought my La Grande Jatte shawl

Pret a Manger

Gayle V’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group


Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

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