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Aug 3, 2022

We couldn’t end our Game Day Cardigan KAL without talking to its designer, Donna Estin! She shares with us her inspiration for the sweater and clever little details incorporated into the pattern. Donna also tells us about the Boho Lace Vest from Transitions: Lace Patterns, drawing inspiration from the runway, TKGA’s Master Hand Knitting Certification, and enabling knitters to make their projects their own!
Plus, Lee and Stacey talk about our new yarn Journey Tweed and two new pattern collections, Filled with Joy and Transitions!
Pomona Pants and Shorts sewing pattern 
Calder Pants & Shorts sewing pattern 
Journey Tweed yarn 
City Cowl knitting pattern 
Filled with Joy: Holiday Stockings eBook 
WeCrochet's stockings eBook 
Transitions: Lacy Patterns eBook 
Haven: Knit Lace Patterns eBook 
Donna Estin 
Donna's blog 
Game Day Cardigan pattern 
Swish Worsted 
Donna's orange and aqua Game Day sample (ravelry link) 
Boho Lace Vest pattern 
Principles of Knitting book 
Simply Wool Worsted yarn 
Tilghman Men's Cardigan pattern (ravelry link) 
High Desert yarns 
The Knitting Guild Association 
Master Hand Knitting program 
Alice Starmore's Aran Knitting book 
Ann Feitelson's The Art of Fair Isle Knitting book Suzanne Bryan's YouTube channel 
TKGA's Marketing Course Professional Knitwear Designer certification program 
Coronado Colorblock Pullover 
Knit Picks Complete Yarn Guide 2022
Donna on Instagram 
Donna on Ravelry 
Donna on Facebook 
00:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast
00:23 What Lee and Stacey have been working on
02:26 Our new yarn Journey Tweed!
04:50 Our new holiday stocking collection Filled with Joy
08:28 A second new collection? Yep! Transitions: Lace Patterns
10:50 A quick Game Day Cardigan KAL progress update
11:33 Introducing Donna Estin, designer of the Game Day Cardigan
12:02 Donna’s inspiration for the Game Day Cardigan
16:00 How the Boho Lace Vest was created
18:39 Looking at runway shows for trends
24:39 Continuously learning via patterns
28:40 Donna’s work with TKGA and the Master Hand Knitting Certification program
41:16 Using patterns as guidelines and making the piece your own
44:35 What Donna has coming up and where to find her online
49:00 Credits