Episode 076 (Interview with Jennifer Lassonde about Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 5)


Recorded Thursday, April 30, 2020

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Hello to sheelamc and vinylhaven! Sheela just posted a gorgeous finished pair of Veracity socks in the Kino Knits Ravelry group FO thread. Vinylhaven is Carrie from Portland, Oregon. She, like me, has a tie to Providence, RI, and is planning make the new Providence Station cowl. If you haven’t already done so, please say hello in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread!


Point/Counterpoint, Volume 5, is live! Get the collection for just $5 through May 31, 2020 with Ravelry coupon code COLLAB. Or just click here to apply the code automatically!

My partner designer, Jen Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio podcast, and I will be doing an IG live together on Friday, May 1, at 8 PM EDT. Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @kinoknits! My entire IG live schedule can be found in the Kino Knits Ravelry group here. I am also cross-posting them to the Kino Knits YouTube channel.

Maryland Sheep and Wool festival has gone virtual! Check out their Facebook page.


Hedgehog by Purl Soho (free on the Purl Soho website) on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Knitpicks Stroll Tweed (65/25/10 merino/nylon/other) in Rabbit Heather and madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% merino singles) in Emerald City held doubled.

Two-color shawl design on US 7 (4.5 mm) in Beachy Breeze Fibers Boardwalk Sock (446 yards/100g, 75/25 merino/nylon) in Mossy Fieldstone and Olive Branch. In testing now!


Shelley Summer Top by Nancy Ricci ($8 on Ravelry) on US 9 (5.5 mm) in The Knitting Boutique Potomac DK (40/40/20 baby camel/merino/silk, 280 yards/4 oz) in Natural colorway. Knitting size M/L, which calls for 18 repeats for cropped version – I did 20.

Three-color shawl design on US 6 (4.0 mm) in Arkansas Yarn Company Signature Plus (80/20 merino/nylon, 400 yards/100 g) in custom-dyed colorways that will be available later.


#sistersheepspin – see how I comb my fiber at this YouTube video, originally filmed as an IG Live

Into the Whirled BFL/nylon in Bounty Hunter’s Picnic colorway. Into the Whirled November 2016 Classic subscription: 80/20 superwash BFL/nylon. 3-ply for sock yarn.


Ellucy Stitches “Ugh” kit (.pdf is linked – no kits in store as of recording time) – don’t go look in her store if you’re easily offended.


More face masks from Craft Passion

Machine Knitting/Plotting

Seamed up and knit collar on sweater I machine-knit for my son… who promptly pronounced it “itchy.”

Next plan: simple stockinette hat with folded stockinette brim in Marigoldjen Merino Silk Single Ply in Street Graffiti.


The Yarn Barn of Kansas – machine knitting claw weights

Turtlepurl Yarn in Trenchcoat colorway

Wild Hare Fiber Studio – 100% Falkland braid in Grateful Dyed colorway

Interview with Jennifer Lassonde

Down Cellar Studio podcast

@bostonjen1 on Instagram

Point/Counterpoint, Volume 5, is live! Get the collection for just $5 through May 31, 2020 with Ravelry coupon code COLLAB. Or just click here to apply the code automatically!

The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers Craggy Tweed in Amos Moses

Providence Station cowl and Abington Hat

Plied Yarns North Ave in Sauerkraut and Webb

Yorkshire Meadow shawl and Harrogate Tea mitts

Betty’s Tea Room

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group


Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

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1 thought on “Episode 076 (Interview with Jennifer Lassonde about Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 5)”

  • I still need to finish the podcast but had to pause to find Wild Hare Fibers website. They are only about 40 minutes from me here in VA! I was stoked to hear about the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I had not seen a post from them about the virtual group. Going to check that out too!

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