Knit Picks' Podcast
A podcast about all things fiber. Shows include features on knitting, crochet, spinning, and weaving. Members of the staff of Knitpicks are interviewed about various topics, as well as the general public. Tune in to hear about creative people working in all areas of the fiber community!

The most recent Knit Picks travel adventure brought us to wool-hungry Hartford, Connecticut for Stitches United. Like the proverbial fish-smelling guest, Winter lingered over the New England city as the Knit Picks team flogged our fiber wares to the Yankee yarn-lovers. Show veteran Stacey, our purchaser Alexis, and Knit Picks' brand new IDP Coordinator Allison Drake join us to share their experience on the road.

Enjoy!

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_275.mp3
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It seems like we had just gotten back from Vogue Knitting Live in New York and it was already time for Knit Picks to be off to our next destination: Santa Clara, California for Stitches West. The first of many Stitches shows for the KP crew, we came, we saw, we lost a pallet. All in all, it was a bustling and delightful time. Join me as I sit down with Stacey, who is quickly becoming Knit Picks' resident show expert, to recount the whirlwind experience.

Enjoy!

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_273.mp3
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Although every catalog here at Knit Picks presents something new, occassionally the pom poms align, the sheepy gods smile, and a  confluence of fiber goodness all comes in one catalog. Our newest has a bit of everything: new yarns and the return of some old favorites,  Mighty Mittens and Clean & Crafty Dishcloths, snappy swifts and pretty pom poms. Join Jennifer and Alexis as they go over all of the exciting developments in our March catalog.

Enjoy!

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_272.mp3
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Earlier this month Knit Picks hit the road once again to attend the Vogue Knitting show in New York City. Our attendees survived the fiber frenzy and are ready to tell us all about it.

First our resident designer whisperer Stacey was in attendance and took the opportunity to record a few visits with some of her favorite Knit Picks friends. After that she joins fellow show goer Hannah to share the highlights of their trip, both at the show and on the streets.

Enjoy!

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Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_271.mp3
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The depths of winter have always seemed an appropirate time for the contemplation of cables. These fortifying embellishments not only embolden us to face the aeolian inclemencies of this darkest season, but also provide challenging engagement for the fiber-nesting that sees us through to Spring.

To start, Hannah and Elaine will lead us through Windward, our most recent collection of delightfully complicated cablings. After that, I talk with Stacey to offer some tips, tricks, and insights for your cable adventures.

Enjoy!

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_270.mp3
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Hello and welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast, Episode 269, New Year's Resolutions. The old year is done and the new rises. We teeter on the cusp of this transition, the time of Janus, looking back. . .in order to look forward. Join some of the Knit Picks staff as we reflect on last year's resolutions and share our goals for next year.

Enjoy!

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_269.mp3
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With the recent additions to Knit Picks' line up of traditional, undyed yarns, Simply Wool and Simply Alpaca, we've been thinking a lot about knitting days long past. These quintessential yarns demand classic techniques, so first Hannah and Daniel talk about their experiments with them and share some ideas for how to really make them shine. After that, Stacey and Alexis bridge those yarns of yesteryear with today's traditions, contemplating knitting superstitions and sharing fiber beliefs old and new.

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_268.mp3
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This week the Knit Picks team sits down to chat about our first show, Vogue Knitting Live! We had so much fun meeting other fiber folks and in this episode, we gush about all of it—including all the goodies we bought from other vendors at the show. To start, our opening crew Jennifer, Stacey, and Hannah talk about their experience at the first half of the show. After that, Daniel talks with Alison and Alexis who closed the show down with him.

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Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_267.mp3
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Our newest collection has a variety of patterns to enliven and personalize your holiday. From ornaments and stockings, to pillows and decor, there's everything you need to celebrate that special time of year as only our fiber friends can.

First up, Heidi, Elaine, and Alexis talk through the collection, highlighting their favorite patterns and sharing their own Knitmas memories.

After that, Daniel talks with Jennifer to explore some alternative gifting strategies to hopefully give you some ideas for how you can bring a little Knitmas into everyone's life. . .while still enjoying it yourself.

Enjoy!

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_266.mp3
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A celebration of all things bright, bold and diverse, Color Shift is one of our newest collections, with brilliantly colored designs inspired by the automatic combinations of this year's star yarn Stroll Gradient.

First, Stacey and I review the collection to help you navigate the ingenious array of techniques in Our love letter to color.

After that, Knit Picks Buyer Alexis calls on her training as a professional photographer to nerd out about the history and theory of color, giving us insight into some of the ways color and perception collide.

Enjoy!

Find helpful images and links to everything mentioned in this episode at Stash: The Knit Picks Blog.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_265.mp3
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