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Episode 034 (St. Michaels, MD, USA)

Episode 034 (St. Michaels, MD, USA)

Recorded on Monday, July 10, 2017 LISTEN HERE Announcements All Kino Knits sock patterns are buy 2, get 1 free through July 31, 2017. Just put three Kino Knits sock patterns in your Ravelry cart, and one will be free. No coupon code needed! Go […]

Episode 033 (London, UK)

Episode 033 (London, UK)

Recorded on Friday, June 16, 2017 LISTEN HERE Announcements The Kino Knits newsletter has hit 100+ subscribers, so Toni H. wins a copy of the Merrain pattern and a skein of The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock (80/20 superwash BFL/nylon) yarn from London. You can sign […]

Episode 032 (An Interview with Tech Editor Jennifer Riester)

Episode 032 (An Interview with Tech Editor Jennifer Riester)

Recorded on Saturday, May 27, 2017

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Announcements

Click here to sign up for the new Kino Knits newsletter. Expect emails about every two weeks with sneak peeks of new designs, exclusive discount codes, and extra knitting on safari. The first 100 subscribers will be entered in a giveaway!

Merrain MKAL Shawl is live in Ravelry! Buy now and get introduction so you can get your yarn ready and swatch. Six clues will be released weekly on Thursdays starting June 8. Designed for one skein of solid or semi-solid fingering yarn. Good options include The Knitting Boutique Severn Fingering (75% BFL, 25% silk) and The Knitting Boutique Anacostia Fingering (100% merino), either of which you can get for 15% off here through June 15. #MerrainMKAL

Check out The Knitting Boutique’s Saturday Morning Breakfast Club podcast for an interview with yours truly, talking about Merrain!

Thank Yous

Thank you so much to BedeSisters, Tabies80, lmecoll, Knitting Awesomeness, missabalissa, and HollyAtHome for the fantastic iTunes reviews! Click here to leave your own.

From the Kino Knits Ravelry “Introduce Yourself” thread:

FOs

Another preemie hat!

WIPs

Lace Saddle Tee by Lisa S. Rowe ($6.50 on Ravelry, originally published in the Summer 2010 issue of Interweave Knits) on U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) in Fyberspates Scrumptious 4-ply/Sport (55% merino, 45% silk in colorway 312 – Dandelion and Burdock).

Amy Herzog’s article about waist-shaping placement

Design Notebook

I have a severe case of “designitis.”

Plotting/KALs

It’s time for the Graduate Your Stash 2017 KAL!

Listen to episode 031 for a full run-down of the rules and prizes.

Check out the chatter and FO threads on Ravelry. Post your progress with #GradYourStash2017.

Liz of books-n-cooks.com won the Amplitude Shawl by Greg Cohoon for using #GradYourStash2017 on Instagram!

Interview with Jennifer Riester of JenKnittingAround

jenknittingaround.com

Find her on Instagram, Facebook, and Ravelry.

Joeli Creates – tech editing and other courses

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group

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Email: kinoknits (at) gmail.com

Click here to leave an ITunes review!

Music

“Kassongo” by Orchestra Super Mazembe, used with permission of A.I. Records (Kenya) Ltd

 

Episode 031 (Graduate Your Stash KAL 2017)

Episode 031 (Graduate Your Stash KAL 2017)

Recorded Monday, May 15, 2017 LISTEN HERE It’s time for the Graduate Your Stash KAL 2017!   The purpose of this KAL is to take the oldest stuff in your stash and help it graduate into becoming an FO. You can spin, weave, knit, crochet, […]

Episode 030 (MD Sheep and Wool Festival, USA)

Episode 030 (MD Sheep and Wool Festival, USA)

Recorded on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 LISTEN HERE Announcements Click here to sign up for the new Kino Knits newsletter. Expect emails about twice a month with sneak peeks of new designs, exclusive discount codes, and extra knitting on safari. The first 100 subscribers will […]

Episode 029 (Homespun Yarn Party, Savage, MD, USA)

Episode 029 (Homespun Yarn Party, Savage, MD, USA)

Recorded on Friday, April 21, 2017

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Announcements

Click here to sign up for the new Kino Knits newsletter. Expect emails about twice a month with sneak peeks of new designs, exclusive discount codes, and extra knitting on safari. Special content for subscribers coming soon, including a fiber festival planning sheet and African music guide!

If you listened to episode 028, you heard me ask knitting designer Kristen Jancuk (MediaPeruana) how she determined which designs she submits for publication and which she publishes independently.  She has since written a great blog post about it!

The Knitting Boutique has Maribou kits for sale. This is my best-selling pattern ever and includes the yarn I used to design it. Click here to shop for the kit.

Speaking of The Knitting Boutique, we are partnering once again for a mystery knit-along (MKAL). Stay tuned for details – the design is a single-skein shawl pattern, and the fun kicks off on June 8, 2017.

Thank Yous

Thanks to everyone who purchased the Caius sweater, my newest pattern!

Thanks to cringer and cgirlUY for the great ITunes reviews! Click here to submit your own.

Thanks to krisluvswool for her new Slip and Swirl sock pattern! She has also donated a copy for the upcoming Kino Knits Graduate Your Stash KAL, May 15-June 30.

Thanks to jennsheelen for her new Lil Miss Chelsea Bean shawl pattern. She has also donated a copy for Graduate Your Stash.

Thanks to prairiegirlsusie for her new Directional Socks pattern.

Hello to , who said hello in the Kino Knits Ravelry group Introduce Yourself thread!

FOs

MKAL shawl – no picture because I don’t want to ruin the surprise! Knit on US 6 (4.0 mm) needles in one skein of The Knitting Boutique Severn Fingering (75% BFL, 25% silk) in a red-orange color. MKAL starts June 8!

Preemie Hats for the Into the Wool Fiber Retreat charity KAL. Using various 100% acrylic leftovers from my stash, all stockinette so there isn’t any texture to bother the babies. Casting on different numbers of stitches each time, since NICU babies come in all sizes.

WIPs

Vanilla afterthought heel socks (no pattern) on U.S. 1 (2.25 mm) in Lollipop Yarn Traditional (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon in Kodachrome colorway).

Design Notebook

Working on Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 3 collection – aiming for an August or September release.

Click to see Volume 1 and Volume 2.

Spinning

Still plugging away on my black merino/tencel blend from The Sheep Shed at Mountain View. About 3 oz. of 8 done.

Woolpiggery

Fibre Share! Many thanks to @thistattooedmama for my box of amazing!

Knitting on Safari

Homespun Yarn Party, March 19, 2017, 12-5 PM at Savage Mill in Savage, Maryland

Vendors I was excited to see:

People I was excited to see:

 

I also got to hang out with Sarah Schira of the Imagined Landscapes podcast and my partner for Point/Counterpoint, Vol. 1! Click here to hear an interview I did with her in episode 020.

Next Knitting on Safari: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, May 6-7, 2017 at the Howard County Fairgrounds in Maryland

Where to Find Me

Kino Knits Ravelry group

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Email: kinoknits@gmail.com

Click here to leave an ITunes review!

Music

“Kassongo” by Orchestra Super Mazembe, used with permission of A.I. Records (Kenya) Ltd