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Oct 4, 2023

Can you believe there are less than 12 weeks until the start of the holiday season? In this episode, Lee and Stacey chat about our annual 12 Weeks of Gifting, a series of free patterns released once a week leading up to the winter holidays. They share the concept behind it and how it began as well as how patterns are selected for it. Both of our hosts also created new designs for this year’s set of 12 patterns and describe their creative process for them.
In addition to 12 Weeks of Gifting, there’s so much more going on! The Axiom KAL just started, so producer Andi hopped on to join Stacey in discussing starting the sweater. Lee and Stacey also talk about two new pattern collections and oodles of new yarns and new yarn colors.
00:03 Welcome to the Knit Picks Podcast!
00:36 Lee and Stacey share what they’ve been crafting in their free time.
02:29 Andi joins Lee and Stacey to discuss the Axiom KAL.
07:50 Lee isn’t participating in the KAL but has a Swish Pops sweater on her needles.
09:03 The 12 Weeks of Gifting are here! Stacey and Lee give the backstory behind our annual series of free patterns. 
17:20 Lee designed two patterns for 12 Weeks of Gifting and describes that process along with Stacey.
25:44 We’ve got a new book called Déjà Yarn: Solid Color Stashbusters! 
29:02 We’ve also got a new mini eBook called Heirloom: Cable Knits in Tweed.
33:22 Stacey’s dream has finally come true! Woodland Tweed is now available in gorgeous colors! 
38:10 Hawthorne DK has arrived, perfect for heavy socks.
40:00 Lee’s excited about our new super bulky Fluff of the Andes and new colors of Alla Prima.
48:42 Lee, Stacey, and Andi tease two new yarns that will be coming soon in November.
51:55 Credits
Axiom Sweater pattern

Axiom knit-along

Axiom KAL introduction

How to Convert a Seamed Sweater to Seamless

Axiom KAL tag on Instagram

Swish Pops yarn

Lee's Swish Pops cardigan project (ravelry link)

12 Weeks of Gifting 2023

12 Weeks of Gifting on

Brava Recycle yarn

Sugar Twist Cowl pattern

15th Street Wrap pattern

4th Street Wrap pattern

Wool of the Andes Bulky yarn

Wool of the Andes Superwash Bulky

Déjà Yarn book

Déjà Yarn eBook

Heirloom: Cable Knits in Tweed eBook

#cooltweedfall on instagram

Galloway Pullover pattern

Fiddlehead Cardigan pattern

Forge Scarf pattern

Woodland Tweed yarn

Woodland Tweed Bare yarn

Morrison Beret pattern

Hawthorne DK yarn

Hawthorne Fingering yarn

Fluff of the Andes yarn

Wool of the Andes yarn family

Alla Prima yarn

Alla Prima multicolored yarn

Simply Wool yarn

Simply Alpaca yarn

Alpaca Cloud yarns

Spumoni Hat pattern

All Bare Yarns