Episode 081 (An Interview with Bug Richardson Seling of KnitCircus Yarns)

Episode 081 (An Interview with Bug Richardson Seling of KnitCircus Yarns)

Recorded Wednesday, July 29, 2020

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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.

A hand holds a garter-stitch purple tweed triangle up in the foreground. Children float in a creek in the background.


New hat design in Honeycomb Hills Hand-dyed Yarn. Listen to an interview I did with Katrina, the dyer, in Episode 069.

Teal and Lime yarn skeins from Honeycomb Hills Hand-dyed Yarn

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.

A gray-and-red striped sock on the needles, held up in front of a bookcase.

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.

Two pictures of the same chair: the left picture shows old, ripped cushions, while the right picture shows the chair with new cushions.


KnitCircus Yarn: https://knitcircus.com, Instagram account

Two KnitCircus Yarns: a cake of rainbow gradient labeled Love is Love, and a skein of black.

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits patterns can be found on:

Kino Knits Ravelry group


Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

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