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!

Always on the lookout for new and interesting ways to use technology  to organize her fiber life, Kelley shares her enthusiasm for a handful of knitting apps! Kelley reviews three apps for android users that help you stay on track throughout your knitting project and keep you connected to your Ravelry account - no matter where you might find yourself knitting! Kelley first reviews Ravulous, a handy app that links to your Ravelry account so you can manage your stash, search through patterns, and update your projects. Next, Kelley talks about the Ravelry Photo Uploader app that lets you snap a photo of your WIP and upload it to your Ravelry project page directly from your phone! That way you can be sure to keep your projects organized and up to date, no matter if you are at your local knit night or on the road. Both of the Ravelry apps were created by Polly McEldowney, who also created the third app that Kelley goes over - County Plus, which turns your phone into a digital row counter by simply tapping the screen at the end of a row. This app even allows you to keep track of multiple row counters, because come on - what knitter really only has one project going? Speaking of keeping track of rows, Kelley moves on to review Aran Knits by Martin Storey, which features stunning patterns that show off a range of cable styles. Finally, Kelley catches you up on her recent trip to the east coast. Hear all about which of her travel projects kept her needles busy and what projects Kelley wished she had brought along throughout her travels.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_195.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am PST

Kelley and Alison sit down to chat about all of the exciting new things that have been happening around the office - in particular, all of the wonderful new yarns available for fall! First up is Palette, our fingering weight colorwork yarn that is now up to 150 colors! A staple yarn of the Knit Picks family, Kelley reminisces about the debut of Palette and how it first debuted with 30 colors. Next, Kelley and Alison introduce a yarn line new to Knit Picks this fall - Galileo! Hear all about this amazing Merino wool and bamboo blend in addition to some great projects that Kelley and Alison have in mind that would be perfect for this new yarn. Next up is another new yarn line, Reverie! Kelley and Alison chat about this unique brushed yarn, its unique qualities as well as projects that would show off this light and lofty yarn. Finally, Kelley and Alison talk about Sunstruck needles - the newest addition to our line of interchangeable and straight needles! With so many new things to talk about and check out, we're sure you'll be inspired to get a head start on your fall sweater knitting right away.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_194.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:00am PST

This week, Kelley gets a chance to catch up with designer Mary Scott Huff. One look through her book The New Stranded Colorwork and you can clearly see that Mary's passion is definitely colorwork knitting. Which is exactly why she's the perfect person to write a book of the techniques for color knitting! Her new book Teach Yourself Visually Color Knitting highlights Mary's expertise on the subject alongside clear, concise images that will help new knitters learn to master colorwork. Kelley talks with Mary about this unique process of writing a technique-based book, along with getting a few handy tips and tricks as Kelley and Mary walk through each chapter of the book which includes intarsia, entrelac, stranded colorwork, and even embroidery! Mary's enthusiasm for color knitting is so infectious; you'll be tempted to cast on a color knitting project right away.

Direct download: KP_Podcast_Episode_193.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:38am PST