Episode 081 (An Interview with Bug Richardson Seling of KnitCircus Yarns)
Recorded Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Hello to GISgrl (Ravelry link)! That’s Kelsi, living in Iowa, who just test-knit my new Elevate hat design. If you haven’t already done so, please say hello in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread (Ravelry link)!
The Kino Knits E-Book (Ravelry link) (Payhip link) is a collection of five hats in varied weights, all written for eight sizes from preemie to giant adult. Hats will be released on a staggered basis. When you buy the collection, new patterns will automatically add to your Ravelry library or Payhip downloads on the following schedule:
- July 25: Elevate (fingering weight) (Ravelry link) (Payhip link)
- August 15: Extemporize (sport weight)
- September 12: Elicit (DK weight)
- October 24: Elucidate (worsted weight)
- November 14: Enunciate (aran weight)
Newsletter subscribers can get Elevate for 50% off through August 1, 2020. (You’ll get a coupon code for Ravelry and Payhip in a welcome email.)
The entire E-Book collection is $5 with Ravelry or Payhip coupon code EXTRA – but the price will go up by $2 with the release of each hat. Click here to apply the Ravelry coupon code automatically.
Cloudstrike (Ravelry link) (Payhip link) (LoveCrafts link) is a lightning-fast single-skein worsted cowl designed for the Queen City Yarn July 2020 Studio Series subscription. A lightning strike creates bold visual lines, meaning this cowl can handle any dye job – be it solid, variegated, worsted, or self-striping.
What test knitters had to say:
- “I liked the rhythm of the pattern and it was kept interesting by the lightning bolt emerging and developing throughout.”
- “Nice in car/waiting room project. Easy to pick up and put down and remember where you are in the pattern.”
- “It’s a very enjoyable pattern to knit and would make a lovely gift.”
Cloudstrike is 30% through 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, August 8, 2020 – no coupon code required. Subscribers to the Kino Knits newsletter will receive a 50% off coupon code for the same time period, good for Ravelry or Payhip.
Socks from a Tube (Ravelry link) by Danielle Thuen (free via Ravelry) (Ravelry link) on US 1 (2.25 mm) 9″ circulars in Round Table Yarns Merlin (Ravelry link) (75/25 merino/nylon, 463 yards/100 g) in colorway Grete Chere. Counts for #itwspotlightkal2020.
Pecola (Ravelry link) by Safiyyeh Talley (The Drunk Knitter MKAL Book Club) (free via Ravelry but with a donation to Black Lives Matter) on US 5 (3.75 mm) in Suburban Stitcher Sock 50s (Ravelry link) (75/25 merino/nylon, 231 yards/50 g) in colorways Beachy, Boaty, and Floaty.
Preemie Hat for the Into the Wool Fiber Retreat donations
emPower People (Ravelry link) bandana/cowl by Casapinka (free via Ravelry) on US 7 (4.5 mm) in A Whimsical Wood Yarn Company Gnomey Tweed DK (can’t find in Ravelry database?) in colorway Gnome Berry Pie.
Vanilla socks (Ravelry link) for my brother on US 1 (2.25 mm) in Fibernymph Dye Works Mountain Tweed (Ravelry link) Inversibles (85/15 wool/nylon with tweedy bits, 483 yards/100 g) in colorways O-Red and Soot.
New blanket design I can’t talk about… yet. Release date August 5.
#sistersheepspin: all 9 bobbins of singles done! Have moved on to plying.
As of July 30, 2020, I’ve spun 109 days out of my total goal of 200 for 2020.
A few more masks from Craft Passion for my kids.
New cushions (foam and everything) for a secondhand chair. Plan to use Design Sponge tutorial for a box cushion. (If you’re interested in anything on that site, download it now! Looks like it won’t be around for much longer.) Find a record of the process in my Instagram highlights.
Where to Find Me
Kino Knits patterns can be found on:
- Ravelry (.pdf download)
- Payhip (.pdf download)
- LoveCrafts (.pdf download)
- Deep South Direct (hard copy mailed to you with Ravelry .pdf download code)
- Deep South Fibers (wholesale hard copies with Ravelry .pdf download codes, for Local Yarn Store stockists)
Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com
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