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Knit Picks' Podcast

Knit Picks

Find camaraderie and understanding as Knit Picks employees confess to their own knitting triumphs and complete blunders. Does any of this sound familiar? If so, tune in weekly for the further adventures of the gang at Knit Picks and any other knitter...Show More

22:49 | Apr 18th

Every year we take a moment to celebrate the eco section of our offerings. Alexis and I sit down to chat about our Oeko-Tex and GOT certified yarns. These Cotton, Wool and Alpaca yarns are held to the highest standards and deserve a special place in ...Show More

31:50 | Apr 4th

As the clustering cold and heavy skies of winter pass, refreshing vernal rains come to bring new life to the landscape. . .and your knitting! Knit Picks is celebrating the renewing season with new cottons, new colors, and new perspectives.

24:25 | Mar 7th

One of the innumerable things that we love about knitting is as a means to discover the world around us. Our newest yarn and knitting pattern collection are opportunities to take this both figuratively and literally. The collection, Adventure Awaits,...Show More

28:45 | Feb 21st

Knitting is, in some ways, an inherently serene activity that lends itself to quiet evenings in cozy interiors. Amid all the chaos and hustle, our newest collection, Interlude, looks to foster the peace- and comfort-loving home body in every knitter....Show More

25:51 | Feb 7th

Knit Picks may be our name, but we are definitely about more than just knitting. The devoted crocheters amongst us are directly responsible for this newest collection, Embrace. Full of the textures that you can only get with crochet, this collection ...Show More

22:41 | Jan 24th

Accessories are the force multipliers of fashion, where the smallest items, wisely applied, can have the biggest impact. And this is even more true for knitters, when the right hat or cowl can take a week while a sweater can drag on for months. Accen...Show More

23:34 | Jan 10th

Like the twisting, braiding, wandering stitches themselves, cable techniques cross generations of knitters, weaving together layers of knitting history into a cozy fabric of fiber tradition. Our newest cable collection, Crossings adds a new thread to...Show More

16:08 | Dec 27th, 2018

At the turn of the solar calender, Knit Picks is taking a look back at a long and exciting year. We've been up and down the country, our Sock Labs are churning out the wildest sock yarns, and you can even get KP goodness every month with our Hand Pic...Show More

22:25 | Dec 13th, 2018

With the Holidays in full swing, knitting deadlines near and the new year in sight, the Knit Picks crew has decided to take a brief meditative pause from the furious click of our needles for a little look ahead. First up, Hillary and Erica share ...Show More

21:32 | Nov 29th, 2018

Knitting turns hair-pulling inconveniences like Airport delays, long drives, and days at the in-laws into one of our favorite things: time to knit. At least with the proper preparation. First up, Stacey and Hannah give you the benefit of their lon...Show More

24:36 | Nov 15th, 2018

One year ago Knit Picks marked a momentous milestone: attending our first ever show. Since that first experience, we've seen a lot of interesting places and met so many fabulous Knit Picks fans. First up, Alexis and Stacey look back at our year of...Show More

27:54 | Nov 1st, 2018

The key to a successfully crafting gifts for the holiday season is to start early and work intentionally. First up, Daniel talks with Lee about knitting for others. Listen in as they put their heads together to share their winning strategies for gif...Show More

30:47 | Oct 18th, 2018

Join us as we discuss the merits of stash busting! First, Daniel sits down with Knit Picks' new graphic designer Lee Meredith, to get her expert insight into getting the most out of your stash. After that, Stacey and Hannah discuss our newest col...Show More

22:22 | Oct 4th, 2018

Not just for beginners, bulky yarns hold a treasured place in our stashes. They're the first hanks we reach for as the seasons shift to cool nights and cozy mornings. Quick chunky cowls are the perfect fall accessory for yourself or the ideal last mi...Show More

34:42 | Sep 20th, 2018

Each year there's always a certain day when you notice it: the sunshine is softer, the breeze is fresher, the evening comes sooner, and you realize: Fall is coming. For many, this signals the end of Summer, triggering a burst of frenetic activity to ...Show More

27:40 | Sep 6th, 2018

Slip two stitches to cable needle and hold to front, knit 2, knit 2 from cable needle. Cabling seems to be that rare and perfect crafting technique: essentially simple, but seemingly infinite in its potential complexity. Not content to rest on the hi...Show More

22:04 | Aug 23rd, 2018

In the constant cornicupia of our modern day druthers, its easy to overlook the fascinating world effortlessly encapsulated in every option available to us. The amazing array of exclusive yarn, tools and more offered by Knit Picks is no different, r...Show More

18:06 | Aug 9th, 2018

With its intriguing textures, speedy construction and uniquely handmade charm, fiber friends of all allegiances will admit that nothing creates a cozy home quite like crochet. On the heels of attending the Crochet Guild of America's 2018 conference, ...Show More

25:50 | Jul 31st, 2018

It's been some time since Knit Picks ventured into that forbidding country in the world of knit design: men's wear. Dapper, our newest offering, goes beyond the typical bulky wool sweater, pairing luxury fibers like alpaca and silk with contemporary ...Show More

37:07 | Jun 29th, 2018

Beyond the meticulous color curations of our full yarn lines, it's a badly kept secret that Knit Picks offers a whole host of yarns in their raw state for dyeing and more: our Bare yarns. To highlight our recent expansion of these hopeful hanks I fir...Show More

10:48 | Jun 15th, 2018

That special time comes but once a year, an occasion for the celebration of our skills and some crafty camraderie, a chance to let our fiber flag fly: Knit in Public Day! In keeping with recent Knit Picks tradition, we hosted a knitting potluck at a ...Show More

15:50 | May 31st, 2018

They say that your home is a reflection of your self, and if this is true than surely every knitter's home is a paradise of handicrafts. Every room in the house is another opportunity to befiber your decor, and our newest collection is a guide to do ...Show More

22:19 | May 10th, 2018

Spring is well and truly underway for the Knit Picks crew, and with it comes a turning of the knitting year. We've finally admitted that any sweaters still in the works will have to wait for next Fall, or we've simply tired of large and heavy works. ...Show More

19:03 | Apr 26th, 2018

A general favorite amongst the Knit Picks crew, we favor tweed yarns enough to carry four different varieties, including one of our newest offerings, Provincial Tweed, both sumptuous and hardy in Fine Highland Wool. Join me and Stacey as we dig a lit...Show More

21:39 | Apr 12th, 2018

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 ...Show More

30:49 | Mar 1st, 2018

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,...Show More

16:16 | Feb 15th, 2018

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 s...Show More

27:32 | Feb 1st, 2018

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...Show More

26:47 | Jan 18th, 2018

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...Show More

10:10 | Jan 4th, 2018

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 Pi...Show More

23:37 | Dec 21st, 2017

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 ta...Show More

26:04 | Nov 23rd, 2017

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. T...Show More

21:32 | Nov 9th, 2017

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. Enjoy!

29:05 | Oct 26th, 2017

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. Enjoy!

26:05 | Oct 12th, 2017

With the coming of Autumn also comes the quickening of the knitting compulsion. Everyone around us needs cozy garments for the burgeoning cold, and with the recent kick off of our annual 12 Weeks of Gifting, where we release a new free pattern every ...Show More

24:01 | Sep 28th, 2017

Join the Knit Picks staff in exploring the multichromatic wonders of the new Knit Picks exclusive collections, Encircled and Strands of Color, which both use Fair Isle and stranded colorwork to paint beautiful works of art with needles and yarn.

33:09 | Aug 31st, 2017

Take a little time to look into our new book dedicated to commemorating life's special moments. Alison and Jennifer talk about the story behind the book, what it's intended for, and some ideas for getting the most out of it. To follow up, I talk with...Show More

23:56 | Aug 18th, 2017

A large part of our new collection Knits for Everybody Two is the basic, straight-forward sweater patterns for cardigan and v-neck pullover. To put those in context Daniel and Hannah, Knit Picks' Catalog Director and resident sweater expert, discuss ...Show More

20:24 | Aug 3rd, 2017

Everyone loves a colorful yarn, and we've always been particularly proud of our gorgeous sock yarn, Hawthorne. Inspired by the crush we all have on the newest addition to the Knit Picks lineup, Hawthorne Tonal, the Knit Picks staff takes some time to...Show More

18:54 | Jul 20th, 2017

You might think you know our stupendous, self-striping sock yarn, Felici, with it's sensously soft 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon blend and ever-changing selection of brilliant colors, in classic fingering or new worsted weights. Whether you're a devoted...Show More

18:26 | Jul 6th, 2017

Shawls for All, our new mix-and-match shawl collection, has been something of a pet project for a few people around Knit Picks, and we really think that Joyce Fassbender, the brains behind the collection, has really given us something special. First,...Show More

18:42 | Jun 22nd, 2017

In honor of our newly released advanced lace collection, Luxurious Lace, we'll be talking about all things lace. Starting at 00:40, Stacey and Emily, the pattern coordinator and graphic designer who worked on the collection, will be talking about the...Show More

27:37 | Sep 22nd, 2016

Podcast 256 has something for everybody! We hear from Knit Picks' own Alison Backus about our new collection, "Knits for Everybody", with basic patterns you'll go back to again and again. The sweater pattern from this book is designed by Katy Banks,...Show More

38:55 | Jun 27th, 2016

If you're reveling in the newness of summer, this podcast is a celebration of that feeling. Whether you travel to new places, or try new crafts during the warmer months, summer is always a good time to try new things. In this episode of the Knit Pick...Show More

31:17 | Feb 23rd, 2016

Whether you're a person who loves to stash yarn, or a crafter who buys only on a per-project basis, this episode will interest you. We speak to Hannah Fettig of Knitbot, about her app and booklet called "Stashbot", helping knitters understand yarn qu...Show More

1:08:09 | Jul 14th, 2015

Have you ever crafted for charity? In this episode of the podcast, we feature charites that can use your handmade items! "Click for Babies" provides hospitals with purple hats to help protect infants. "Knitted Knockers" provides bra inserts to women ...Show More

44:37 | Jun 4th, 2015

Have you ever made something so cute, you can still hear the "oohs" and "ahhhs" from everyone who saw it? This episode is devoted to cute knit and crochet - things you wear, decorations, and handmade stuffed friends to keep or give away. We hear from...Show More

29:06 | Mar 5th, 2015

Have you knit a garment you thought was unflattering or just didn't fit correctly? Did you know what went wrong, or were you stumped? This episode aims to help you target key elements of fit. Alison Backus, Director of Knit Picks, explains ease and w...Show More

42:06 | Feb 5th, 2015

Remember when you were a new knitter or crocheter? What were some of the big mistakes you made? In this podcast, we explore what it means to be new to the craft. Alexis, Knit Picks Photography Assistant and new-ish knitter, takes advice from listener...Show More

18:03 | Dec 18th, 2014

Have you given or received handmade gifts in the past? Do you intend to give them this holiday season? In this episode we bring you stories of the good, the bad, and the ugly (literally, the ugly). Read by the Knit Picks staff or listeners themselves...Show More

1:02:15 | Nov 20th, 2014

Many of you have a favorite designer, someone you've followed for years. You knit many of their designs, and marvel at how they constantly come up with ideas you can't wait to get on your needles. We asked you to name your "Designer Crush", and you r...Show More

31:15 | Oct 30th, 2014

Many of us learned to knit from family and friends, but for some crafters, knitting and crochet started in school! In this episode we go to Cedarwood Waldorf School in Portland Oregon where Gia Davis and Shannon Casey, the Handwork Teaches, tell us a...Show More

24:06 | Oct 9th, 2014

Are you a fiber lover? Have you considered the animals from which you acquire your materials? In this episode, recorded at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon, we speak to farmers of three different animals raised for their fiber. Ja...Show More

40:54 | Sep 25th, 2014

What makes a knitting pattern so good you can't help but cast on? In this episode we explore what makes a really great pattern. Hear from KnitPicks Director Alison Backus and Catalog Director Hannah Meir, as well as podcast listeners about what they ...Show More

29:36 | Sep 11th, 2014

Do doctors make good knitters or crocheters? Has knitting ever seen you through a difficult personal or medical journey? We hear from Matt Petkun, CEO of KnitPicks, about how his uncle, an aspiring surgeon, inspired Matt to knit his first scarf. Then...Show More

44:50 | Aug 27th, 2014

Knit Picks is made up of so many people you may have never considered. In this episode, you'll hear from Laura Birek, one of our designers, Andrea Lum, a test knitter, and Stephanie Starkel, Supervisor of Customer Service here at Crafts Americana. Fi...Show More

26:17 | Jul 2nd, 2014

Is crafting in the Summer a bit different for you? Maybe you work with lighter yarns, make more portable projects, or try a craft you've never done before. On this podcast we explore weaving with Monica, a teacher at Ruthie's Weaving Studio in Portla...Show More

41:59 | Jun 19th, 2014

We celebrate men who like to craft, and those brave enough to make things for the men in their lives. Hear from KnitPicks staffers Aaron, Alison and Emily and their significant others about cowls and sweaters, and gloves sadly lost. Designer Geoff Hu...Show More

58:38 | May 29th, 2014

In this episode, we explore the practical uses of craft, and the way some artists are using craft techniques in unexpected ways. First we speak to the Merchandising Director of Knitpicks, Kim Cameron, on how she developed her Crocheted Bread Warmer p...Show More

24:02 | May 8th, 2014

The Knitpicks Podcast has changed a bit! With Kelley's retirement, we're taking on a new format. In this episode, we explore the question "Who taught you to knit?". Hear from the Knitpicks staff and members of the general public, as they share storie...Show More

34:53 | Apr 24th, 2014

Alison and Jenny announce Kelley's retirement and discuss how some new staff members are bringing fresh energy to the company. Alison interviews Matt about the history of Knit Picks, as well as how the company is currently run, and his ideas for the ...Show More

22:02 | Mar 27th, 2014

Spring is the time for new yarns and patterns that inspire! Having kept the exciting news under wraps for months, Jenny and Stacey finally get to gush about Hawthorne, a yarn line inspired by the neighborhoods in Portland! And for a bright twist, the...Show More

33:30 | Feb 27th, 2014

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33:45 | Feb 13th, 2014

Jenny and Stacey get together to talk about all of the new collections coming out for the March catalog! Hear more about the designs included in two brand new collection: Worsted Basics and the Chroma collection. New collections aren't the only excit...Show More

21:15 | Jan 29th, 2014

This week, Kelley explores different opportunies for knitters to connect and create community via the internet. Whether through Ravelry, Knit-alongs, blogs, Instagram or Twitter, knitters nowadays have more options than ever to take part in creative ...Show More

24:09 | Jan 16th, 2014

It has been officially three years since the launch of the first Knit Picks pattern collection, a program that has grown into over 30 collections to date and has expanded to include printed books in addition addition to digital ebook downloads. This ...Show More

21:25 | Jan 2nd, 2014

To ring in the new year, Jenny and Stacey get together to chat about new collections and yarn out for our Winter 2014 catalog! The first of three collections highlights the Gloss yarn line with 6 versatile designs, while the other two collections mak...Show More

23:27 | Dec 17th, 2013

A cable cross going in the wrong direction, a dropped stitch, knit stitches that should have been purled. As knitters, we are all familiar with this heart wrenching moment, when we know that something has to be done before moving forward. This week, ...Show More

0:00 | Dec 5th, 2013

Between our busy lives, the constant need for multi-tasking and an ever-present stream of distractions at our fingertips, it's easy to get lost and lose sight of the simple joys, especially in knitting. This week, Kelley get's her knitting back on tr...Show More

24:30 | Nov 21st, 2013

This week, Kelley got a chance to chat with designer and author Stephannie Tallent. First, Kelley and Stephannie talk about the newest book, Hitch, which is a pattern collection inspired by the classic films of Alfred Hitchcock. Next, Kelley and Step...Show More

25:01 | Nov 7th, 2013

This week, Jenny talks with Knit Picks designer Kerin about her latest collection of patterns - Glacier Bay. Hear more about this wonderfully versatile 6-pattern collection, including Kerin's initial inspiration behind the collection. As we talk thro...Show More

18:35 | Oct 24th, 2013

This week, we get to talk about one of our all-time favorite topics: new stuff! First up, Jenny and Stacey divulge the details of Diadem, an ultra-luxe yarn that is brand new to the Knit Picks yarn line up. Next, hear all about the three new pattern ...Show More

36:06 | Oct 10th, 2013

This week, Kelley had the pleasure of chatting with the wonderfully talented Megan Goodacre! In addition to her pattern collection Study Hall Knits, Megan's long list of knitting accomplishments includes authoring the brand new Idiot's Guide: Knittin...Show More

25:27 | Sep 26th, 2013

This week, Kelley gets a chance to catch up with her long-distance knitting friend Lynne, author of the blog Island and North Country Life. Lynne leads a very intersting and unique life - traveling the world as a lighthouse caretaker, all the while k...Show More

28:36 | Sep 12th, 2013

This week, Kelley elaborates on the idea of getting out of your knitting comfort zone. Looking through her past projects, Kelley realized that her projects have become a comforting retreat rather than a challenge to learn new techniques. Hear more ab...Show More

32:34 | Aug 29th, 2013

For this week's episode, Kelley had the pleasure of chatting with designer Kate Haxell, author of the book The Knitter's Palette. A resource filled with absolutely functional inpiration, Kate chats about her inspiration behind the book and her fascin...Show More

31:09 | Aug 8th, 2013

This week, Jenny and Kerin are so happy to finally introduce the new collections and yarns that are out for Fall! With four pattern collections and two new yarn lines, there is certainly a lot to be excited about. First up is Reclaimed, our new Fall ...Show More

21:55 | Aug 1st, 2013

In this week's podcast, Kelley reports from Canada to chat about one of her favorite topics: books! If you need a dose of inspiration or are looking to try a new technique, Kelley is more than happy to spark your curiosity as she shares a few of her ...Show More

18:26 | Jul 18th, 2013

This week, Jenny and Kerin sit down for a chat about their easily enabled world of crafting. From knitting to beading, weaving, crochet and tatting, it's sometimes just too easy to get sucked into a whole new craft. Our recent obsession: crochet! Hav...Show More

27:33 | Jul 3rd, 2013

This week, Jenny talks with Knit Picks designer Kerin about her latest pattern collection, Light Basics. Hear all about the inspiration for this collection which focuses on using fingering weight yarns for all of its designs. In addition to talking a...Show More

20:09 | Jun 20th, 2013

This week, Jenny and Stacey get a chance to chat about all of the wonderful new yarns and collections coming out this month! First and foremost is our brand new crochet thread, Curio. Hear all about our lovely new #10 crochet thread and get inspired ...Show More

25:19 | Jun 6th, 2013

Having an organized stash where your yarns all have planned projects assigned can be both a blessing and a curse:  you feel good because there is a definite plan for all that yarn, but it can dampen those moments when inspiration strikes and you just...Show More

21:25 | May 23rd, 2013

In a quest to find new ways of using up that stash of sock yarns, Kelley chats with Jen Lucas, author of the book Sock Yarn Shawls. Being a self-taught knitter, Jen shares how an obsession with socks eventually led to her to the world of shawls and s...Show More

24:56 | May 9th, 2013

On this week's episode, Jenny gets a chance to talk with Kerin about her latest pattern collection, Windswept. Inspired by the scenic mid-Atlantic beaches, this collection shows off a versatile set of patterns that are easy-to-wear and take you from ...Show More

22:07 | Apr 25th, 2013

This week, Kelley dives into her stash in search of inspiration for her collection of fingering weight yarns. And with a mission to make more than another pair of socks, Kelley peruses Ravelry in search of unique and versatile patterns that are perfe...Show More

24:58 | Apr 11th, 2013

This week, Jenny and Stacey get a chance to sit down and talk about all of the new and exciting things that are out for April! First and foremost is Felici, our limited-edition self-striping fingering weight yarn - hear about all of the wonderful new...Show More

23:18 | Mar 28th, 2013

This week, Kelley gets a chance with Canadian knitter and knitwear designer, Spilly Jane! Obsessed with color and texture, Jane habitually translates songs, food and architecture into elegantly quirky handknit socks and mittens. Learn more about how ...Show More

19:35 | Mar 14th, 2013

As winter transitions to spring and warmer weather slowly creeps in, many of us find our fibers also transition - moving away from wools to cooler blends like cotton yarns. This week, Kelley gives an overview of cottons as well as different cotton bl...Show More

21:57 | Feb 28th, 2013

This week, Kelley chats with the TECHknitter about her "chart chart" technique and all things lace. Kelley first begins by giving a brief overview of lace knitting and its components, along with the different ways that lace patterns can be presented....Show More

25:37 | Feb 14th, 2013

Longer days and the anticipation of spring can only mean one time - new yarn and new pattern collections! It's been a bundle of excitement here at Knit Picks, and Stacey chats with Jenny about all of the wonderful new things that are lined up for thi...Show More

18:32 | Jan 31st, 2013

Love to crochet small motifs, but never sure what to do with all of your small crocheted creations? Get a dose of fresh, creative inspiration on this week's episode with Edie Eckman! A designer and author for both knit and crochet, Edie chats with Je...Show More

22:59 | Jan 17th, 2013

For this week's episode, Kelley talks with Frances Fisher - a knitter from North Carolina who is 87 years young and has over 200 pairs of socks to her name! Back in early 2011, Frances sent one of her "stashbuster socks" to Kelley as a gift. Having k...Show More

20:52 | Dec 19th, 2012

This week, Kelley gets a chance to talk with Amy Clarke Moore, editor of Spin-Off and Jane Austen Knits magazines from Interweave. Amy shares her story of how Jane Austen Knits started and talks about her collaberation with members of the Jane Austen...Show More

30:13 | Dec 6th, 2012

This week, Kelley talks about different fibers and blends to explore their qualities. Learn about what makes wool so wonderful, why alpaca is so warm, how silk gets it's shine, and what mercerized means for cotton. This handy guide to fiber basics is...Show More

26:57 | Nov 21st, 2012

This week, Kelley chats with author and designer Margaret Radcliffe about her book Circular Knitting Workshop! If you've ever been interested by the circular knitting method, you'll love hearing Margaret insight and expert advice on everything from s...Show More

25:34 | Nov 8th, 2012

This week, Jenny and Stacey chat about what is on every knitter and crocheter's mind this time of the year - holiday crafting! Both Jenny and Stacey share a list of their favorite knit and crochet designs for the holiday season. Find out what makes o...Show More

20:10 | Oct 25th, 2012

In honor of the 200th Knit Picks podcast, Kelley revisits one of her favorite episodes from the very beginning – deserted island knitting. Back in 2007, Kelley used this idea of being stranded on a deserted island to create her list of must-have knit...Show More

21:33 | Oct 11th, 2012

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18:35 | Oct 3rd, 2012

This bonus Halloween episode is full of adorably scary projects! First, Stacey talks with Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land about her newest book Super-Scary Mochimochi. This latest collection of patterns still highlights the cute and clever knitted ...Show More

26:04 | Sep 26th, 2012

In this week's podcast episode, Kelley gets a chance to talk with designer Audrey Knight about her newest book Reversible Scarves! Audrey began knitting in 2004 and quickly began exploring the world of designing. Hear all about her transition from kn...Show More

37:52 | Sep 13th, 2012

This week, take a tour of Scandinavia as you hear all about Kerin's inspiration for Northern Lights, a new collection of patterns inspired by the region and its cultures that are steeped in a rich history of knitting. Featuring six stunning patterns,...Show More

20:42 | Aug 16th, 2012

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 no...Show More

30:41 | Aug 2nd, 2012

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 perso...Show More

24:54 | Jul 18th, 2012

In this week's episode, Kelley chats about her love of cowls! In addition to covering a brief history of the cowl, Kelley talks about several different varieties of designs that are based in the basic cowl shape - including neckwarmers, infinite scar...Show More

31:37 | Jul 5th, 2012

This week, Kelley shares her excitement for finding the perfect summer bag! Finding the ideal summer bag or tote for your knitting can be a hard task and not only depends on how you will be using the bag, but also what kinds of projects you are looki...Show More

23:28 | Jun 7th, 2012

This week, Jenny chats with designer Nora Bellows, author of the new book Noni Flowers! Hear all about how Nora's family, gardening, and flowers have influenced her process and designs, in addition to how Nora made the transition from teaching colleg...Show More

25:05 | May 24th, 2012

Afterthought pockets and heels are exactly what you might expect them to be - pockets and heels that are worked after the fact.  This week, Kelley delves into the afterthought technique, explores its many different uses for this trick, and covers the...Show More

20:56 | May 10th, 2012

Kelley catches up with designer Kathleen Taylor to talk about all things fair isle! As author of the book Fearless Fair Isle Knitting, Kathleen Taylor chats with Kelley in depth about the different techniques for successful fair isle knitting in addi...Show More

10:59 | May 3rd, 2012

This week we bring you another bonus mini-episode of the Knit Picks podcast! Stacey gets a chance to catch up with designer Allyson Dykuizen, who began designing under the name "Sweatshop of Love." After spending some time teaching and designing, All...Show More

18:36 | Apr 26th, 2012

As the days get both longer and warmer, more and more cotton yarns have been coming to mind for warm weather projects. This week, Kelley catches up with Alison to review the variety of cotton yarns that are available through Knit Picks! Get inspired ...Show More

23:59 | Apr 12th, 2012

In this week's episode, Kelley reunites with author and designer, Hunter Hammersen, to chat about her latest book - The Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet. Similar to her first book Silk Road Socks which features sock patterns based on oriental rugs, Hunter...Show More

11:18 | Apr 5th, 2012

This week, we bring you an extra special, bonus mini-episode of the Knit Picks Podcast! Alison catches up with designer Joan of Dark (aka Toni Carr), author of the new book Knits for Nerds! Hear all about the process and inspiration behind this colle...Show More

34:39 | Mar 29th, 2012

This week, Jenny gets a chance to catch up with Knit Picks designer Kerin to talk about the newest eBook Rocky Shores! Filled with traditional designs with a modern twist, the eBook includes patterns for the women's garments, a men's vest, a wrap and...Show More

22:32 | Mar 15th, 2012

With spring just around the corner, there are lots of new yarns popping up here at Knit Picks! First, Alison chats with Jenny about all of the fun that was had while developing the fifteen new colors of Chroma. Hear all about the colors that almost d...Show More

21:39 | Mar 1st, 2012

This week, Kelley gets inspired by stashbusting! As Kelley organizes and sorts through her stash, she imagines the possibilities that go beyond one-skein projects and instead, combine several leftover yarns together for a bit of springtime stashbusti...Show More

26:25 | Feb 16th, 2012

Love the look of lace but intimidated by the techniques? Let Kelley guide you through the process of knitting lace as she goes over the quirks of lace knitting in addition to tips and tricks for successful lace projects. Next, Kelley chats about one ...Show More

24:15 | Feb 2nd, 2012

Last weekend Alisha, Stacey, and Jenny attended The National Needlearts Association winter show held in Phoenix, Arizona. This industry trade show is put on several times a year and lets venders, yarn shop owners, and designers connect with each othe...Show More

27:43 | Jan 19th, 2012

Kelley talks about one of her favorite things – sock knitting! Listen along as Kelley shares all of the reasons why socks make the perfect travel companion. Kelley also offers words of advice and encouragement for those new to sock knitting. Next, Ke...Show More

22:08 | Jan 5th, 2012

Kelley shares the story of Knit Picks and how the company first began through the evolution of product development from selecting the first yarn lines to developing new needles and tools to enhance your fiber craft. Continuing with the theme of produ...Show More

18:41 | Dec 21st, 2011

This week, Alison gets a chance to chat with Alasdair Post Quinn, author of the new book, Extreme Double Knitting! Know for his innovative spin on double knitting, Alasdair's patterns show off color and double knitting in unique and creative ways. He...Show More

22:03 | Dec 8th, 2011

This week, Kelley talks about the other half of her fiber life - creating handspun yarn with a spinning wheel! Hear all about Kelley's advice for those new to spinning with a spindle or a wheel in addition to all of the possibilities you can create b...Show More

26:13 | Nov 23rd, 2011

This week, Kelley chats with Kim about her newfound love of colorwork knitting and all fo the fun projects she has been creating using this technique. Next up, Kelley reviews the books, Exploring Color in Knitting by Sarah Hazell and Emma King as wel...Show More

19:25 | Nov 10th, 2011

This week, Kelley catches up with Hannah Fettig of Knitbot and Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting, authors of the new book Coastal Knits! A collaboration between two good friends who just happen to live on opposite sides of the country, Hannah and Ala...Show More

33:24 | Oct 27th, 2011

This week is all about weaving with a rigid heddle loom! Hear all about Kelley's adventures in weaving as she chats with Jenny about rigid heddle looms. Kelley also shares great advice for new weavers and why is it great for using up both larger and ...Show More

31:49 | Oct 13th, 2011

During the last weekend in September, the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival took place here in Canby, Oregon! OFFF is one of Alison's favorite fiber festivals and this year, she was able to get Kelley, who has never attended OFFF before, to join along! H...Show More

32:34 | Sep 29th, 2011

It seems that this year, there has been a resurgence of popular and much-loved knitting books that are finally back in print! Kelley shares how learning to spin led her down the path of knitting and the books that passed on endless amounts of techniq...Show More

29:56 | Sep 15th, 2011

Kelley and Alison chat about all of the new and exciting things that have been happening at Knit Picks! Not only did lots of new yarns get new colors (Swish, Wool of the Andes, and Stroll), but there are also a few brand new things as well. First, Ke...Show More

19:25 | Sep 1st, 2011

This week, Alison interviews Anna Hrachovec, author of the books Knitting Mochimochi and Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. Both of these books are filled with fun, brilliantly imaginative and innovative toys to knit, with the second book focusing on super-small...Show More

30:52 | Aug 18th, 2011

This week is all about eBooks! First, Kelley gets a chance to talk with Erika Jackofsky, author of the eBooks Sweet Treats and Musical Minds. Next up, Alison chats with Lee Meredith, who designed the Swerve Mitts available through IDP and created the...Show More

18:47 | Aug 4th, 2011

Kelley makes a big annoucement about the transitions that have been happening at Knit Picks!

33:33 | Jul 21st, 2011

Kelley gets ready for the upcoming Sock Summit with weaving! By planning out projects for her rigid heddle loom, Kelley is able to go through her sock stash and use up yarn from the first Sock Summit. Who knew weaving could work as a stash management...Show More

38:55 | Jul 7th, 2011

With the weather finally warming up here in the Pacific Northwest, knitting lace have been on everyone's mind here at the office. On a recent trip, Kelley was fortunate enough to be sitting next to a fellow knitter on the plane back to Portland. She ...Show More

28:20 | Jun 23rd, 2011

Kelley interviews Michelle Edwards, author of the book A Knitter's Home Companion. With a background in printmaking, illustration and children's books, Michelle has always had knitting be a constant part of her life. In A Knitter's Home Companion, Mi...Show More

32:12 | Jun 9th, 2011

Jenny chats with Kerin about the wonders of stitch dictionaries! If you are new to stitch dictionaries, you will learn all about what they are, how to use them and the history of stitches throughout different cultures. Kerin also shares her own tips ...Show More

25:27 | May 26th, 2011

Alison got a chance to chat with our art director, Christina about the development of all the new tonal colorways for Shadow, Stroll, Swish and Wool of the Andes. Kelley dishes about her love for Dishie and talks about knitting with cotton yarns. Hea...Show More

27:28 | May 12th, 2011

Kelley interviews Lisa Shroyer, editor of Knitscene magazine and author of the new book Knitting Plus - an amazing reference guide that walks you through several sweater styles and how to modify each to make it flatter your figure, along with 15 beau...Show More

25:53 | Apr 28th, 2011

Kerin and Jenny chat about gauge - what is how, what effects your gauge, what fibers to watch out for and how you can use the basic understanding of gauge to make your own designs take form. Both The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns and The Knitter's...Show More

25:34 | Apr 14th, 2011

Alison chats with crochet designer Linda Permann, author of Crochet Adorned and Little Crochet - which just was released last week! Hear all about Linda's design process from beginning to end in creating this beautiful book as well as tips and tricks...Show More

23:44 | Mar 31st, 2011

Sock yarn isn't just for socks anymore - Kelley chats with Knit Picks designer Kerin about clever uses for your sock yarn stash. Also hear great tips and tricks on effectively organizing your sock yarns as well as how to go about buying sock yarns at...Show More

25:49 | Mar 17th, 2011

Kelley interviews Hunter Hammersen, author of Silk Road Socks - a beautiful book that takes a look at the history of Oriental rugs, design elements unique to each style of rug and translates them into 14 stunning sock patterns.

26:12 | Mar 3rd, 2011

Kelley talks about different techniques that new knitters can use to overcome knitting mistakes. Alison and Kerin chat about common mistakes that can happen to new knitters, share personal stories of projects gone awry and how they were fixed.

25:04 | Feb 17th, 2011

Alison interviews Rosemary Drysdale, author of Entrelac: The Essential Guide to Interlace Knitting. Hear Alison and Kerin chat about designing with entrelac, how to use this technique as well as handy tips and tricks. Stacey interviews IDP designe...Show More

31:56 | Feb 3rd, 2011

Kelley tells her story about how she first learned how to spin in college. Kelley also discusses drop spindles and covers the importance of having a wide range of sizes and styles. Alison interviews Jen from Hanks in the Hood about her exclusive b...Show More

26:27 | Jan 20th, 2011

Alison and Christina discuss the development procees for Chroma colorways; Kerin and Stacey suggest patterns and designs that go well with Chroma; Jenny reviews the book Knitting Noro.

30:38 | Nov 3rd, 2010

Kelley chats with Kate, Angela and Kerin about their favorite books and patterns for holiday gift knitting.

29:08 | Sep 30th, 2010

Alison and Kerin chat about the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival along with other yarn-related gatherings.

25:20 | Sep 20th, 2010

Kelley chats with designer Nina about a free online design-your-own-sweater class.  Kelley also reviews some books with excellent sweater projects.

24:26 | Sep 2nd, 2010

Kelley chats with designers Nina and Kerin about their inspiration and development process for new fall kit patterns.

29:11 | Aug 19th, 2010

Kelley and Alison talk about new colors of wool and alpaca yarn, the new cashmere blend yarn Capra, and spinning supplies.

23:34 | Aug 5th, 2010

Kelley gives a lesson on selecting colors for knitting projects, then talks with Knit Picks designer Kerin about color.

18:43 | Jul 22nd, 2010

Kelley chats with designer Anna Hrachovec, author of Knitting Mochimochi.

22:57 | Jul 8th, 2010

Kelley chats with Kristin Omdahl, author of Crochet So Fine, Wrapped in Crochet, and The Art of Knitted Lace.

22:50 | Jun 24th, 2010

Kelley chats with designers Kerin and Nina about working jointly on knitting patterns.

18:29 | Jun 10th, 2010

Kelley talks about when you're just not feeling right about a project and switching to a new pattern.

28:55 | May 27th, 2010

Kelley chats with Nicole Dickson, author of the novel "Casting Off."​

21:06 | May 6th, 2010

Kelley and Tina go over the new tools that have arrived for Spring 2010.

24:45 | Apr 22nd, 2010

Kelley gives a little pep talk for new knitters, then chats with Kerin about the new Backyard Garden kit.

25:28 | Apr 8th, 2010

Kelley chats with designer Kerin about tips and tricks for reading knitting patterns.

26:34 | Mar 25th, 2010

Melissa tells Alison about her design process for developing the new colors for hand painted yarn (including new colors for Stroll, Shadow, and Felici).

21:51 | Mar 11th, 2010

Kelley chats with knitwear designer Chrissy Gardiner, author of "Toe-Up! Patterns and Worksheets to Whip Your Sock Knitting Into Shape."

30:38 | Mar 4th, 2010

Kelley gives a lesson on using short rows for shaping, along with tips and tricks for keeping your knitting neat and tidy.

25:58 | Feb 25th, 2010

Kelley and Tina chat about new yarn lines, such as Stroll Tonal, Shadow Tonal, and Simply Cotton in new heathered colors.

26:37 | Feb 18th, 2010

Tina and Alison talk through the process of developing a yarn line, from fiber choice to final skein.

30:37 | Feb 10th, 2010

Kelley chats with Millie and Jared about working in Knit Picks Customer Service.  She also talks with Knitting Superhero Jeanne about knitting through hard economic times.

30:32 | Feb 4th, 2010

Kelley chats with Stacey, Angela, and Alison about how they learned to knit and the tricks they learned along the way.

24:43 | Jan 28th, 2010

Kelley chats with Christina, the new Catalog Manager for Knit Picks, about selecting colors and projects for the print and online catalogs.

24:27 | Jan 21st, 2010

Kelley chats with Kate about clever ways to stretch your knitting dollar.

21:07 | Jan 13th, 2010

Ready for a new year of knitting?  Kelley and Tina chat about different ways to reorganize the yarn and projects in their stashes.

1:01:58 | Jan 6th, 2010

Kelley chats with Stacey about the new Independent Designer Partnership program at Knit Picks, then talks with a few participating designers.

33:03 | Dec 16th, 2009

Kelley shares some alternative ideas for knitted gifts, then chats with Nina and Kerin about how to help gift recipients take care of their new knitted treasures.

24:46 | Dec 11th, 2009

A holiday treat for those finishing up gift knitting: the folks at Boxer Press Audio have created a radio play.  This is the second half of "Miss Eiderdown's Stocking" - part one was available last week.

33:25 | Dec 9th, 2009

Kelley talks with Tina about the best tools to have in your knitting bag (or bags, if you're Tina!).

26:20 | Dec 4th, 2009

A holiday treat for those finishing up gift knitting: the folks at Boxer Press Audio have created a radio play.  This is the first half of "Miss Eiderdown's Stocking" - part two will be available next week.

27:33 | Dec 2nd, 2009

Kelley gives a lesson on blocking, then chats with Nina and Kerin about the ways that knitwear designers use blocking to suit their needs.

46:55 | Nov 18th, 2009

Kelley goes over some personal tips for keeping relaxed and avoiding discomfort while knitting up a storm. Regarding a different kind of comfort, Kelley also chats with Knitting Community friends Cheryl, Peggy, and Susan about how online communities...Show More

23:55 | Nov 11th, 2009

Kelley chats with Knit Picks designer Kerin about felting your knits and reviews the book "Shibori Knitted Felt" by Alison Crowther-Smith.

26:11 | Nov 4th, 2009

Melissa, Art Director for Knit Picks, interviews designer Mary Scott Huff about her new book, "The New Stranded Colorwork".

19:56 | Oct 28th, 2009

Kelley chats with Nina about different types of hats, then Angela interviews new knitter Brett about his adventures in making his own hat.

28:07 | Oct 21st, 2009

Kelley chats with Tina and Alison about websites, blogs, and tech gadgets available to knitters.

24:21 | Oct 14th, 2009

Kelley chats with Stacey, Angela, and Marci about the delight they find in knitting impractical, whimsical projects.

17:44 | Oct 7th, 2009

Kelley and Kate discuss the double knitting technique, which creates a thick, reversible fabric that's great for a number of different projects.

20:47 | Sep 30th, 2009

Ready to start a new fall sweater?  Kelley chats with Nina about different hems that you can use.

25:28 | Sep 23rd, 2009

Tina and Kerin talk about how to line your finished knitted bag to make it durable and shapely.

27:40 | Sep 16th, 2009

Kelley chats with Tina and Alison about gift knitting - who to knit for, how to plan out your knitted gifts, and other tips to keep your gift knitting on track.

28:37 | Sep 9th, 2009

Kelley talks about her experiences with the Susan G. Komen Walk for the Cure, shares a new free pattern she designed, and chats with Tina about Frankie Brown's fantastic knitting patterns that put a new spin on charity knitting.

21:33 | Sep 2nd, 2009

Kelley talks with Knit Picks designer Kerin about tricks and techniques for knitting toys, then brings in Judy from Connecting Threads for tips on stuffing.

25:58 | Aug 27th, 2009

Kate talks with her friend Kristi Porter, author of "Knitting in the Sun," about knitting for warmer climates.

27:14 | Aug 19th, 2009

Kelley gives new knitters tips for choosing (and using) patterns, then chats with Nina about the new Learn to Knit kits.

32:49 | Aug 12th, 2009

Kelley talks with Stacey and Kate about the adventures they had at Sock Summit 2009 in Portland, Oregon.

27:47 | Aug 5th, 2009

Kelley gives tips on working with multicolor yarn and talks with KP employees about the phenomenon known as "pooling."

28:17 | Jul 29th, 2009

All skill levels welcome!  Kelley talks through lace basics, reviews a delicious new lace book, and chats with Nina about designing lace shawls.

29:21 | Jul 22nd, 2009

Kelley and Tina chat about the new Zephyr interchangeable needles coming out in August 2009.  Also, Kelley talks with Jen Wheeler about her "Cry on Kelley's Shoulder" knitting problem.

24:26 | Jul 15th, 2009

Kelley chats with designer Lorna Miser about her new book, "Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting."

31:39 | Jul 8th, 2009

Kelley talks with Tina about the new yarn lines coming in Fall 2009.  She also interviews Melissa about the process of designing hand painted yarns, talks with Nina about her Mr. Foster pattern modifications, and discussions the development of the Pa...Show More

22:52 | Jul 1st, 2009

Kelley gives tips and tricks for taking your knitting with you to summertime events, then talks with Star Athena about the Tour de Fleece spinning event that runs during the month of July.To enter this week's Knit Picks Podcast Contest, submit your a...Show More

24:51 | Jun 24th, 2009

Take a deep breath and gather your courage!  Kelley talks you through fixing mistakes and missteps in your knitting.  You can do it!

23:21 | Jun 17th, 2009

Kelley chats with Alison about favorite podcast episodes, tried-and-true favorite books, and upcoming surprises for the podcast.  To enter the 100th Podcast Contest for a chance to win a set of interchangeable needles, go to http://community.knitpick...Show More

32:59 | Jun 3rd, 2009

Don't want stretch?  Need drape?  Thinking of substituting wool for cotton, or alpaca for linen?  Kelley gives advice on how to match fiber type to project.

14:20 | May 27th, 2009

Kelley chats with designer Sally Melville, author of "The Knitting Experience Book 1: The Knit Stitch," "The Knitting Experience Book 2: The Purl Stitch," and "Mother-Daughter Knits."

31:53 | May 20th, 2009

Kelley gives tips on the how & when of converting a pattern that has pieces knitted flat and seamed to a seamless, circular work of art.

50:58 | May 13th, 2009

Kelley chats with three new moms who work at Knit Picks - Christy, Katie, and Melissa - about knitting for babies and small children.

21:38 | May 6th, 2009

Kelley helps demystify steeking and talks through how to apply the technique to V-neck and scoop neck openings on sweaters.

28:28 | Apr 29th, 2009

Kelley chats with sock designer Cookie A about her new book "Sock Innovation."

25:05 | Apr 22nd, 2009

Kelley chats with Kerin, a designer for Knit Picks, about intarsia and the new Nona's Garden Shawl kit in City Tweed.

41:07 | Apr 15th, 2009

Every knitter has a different trick for weaving in their ends, so Kelley talks with Tina, Nina, and Kerin about their personal techniques and tricks for beautifully finished garments.

33:42 | Apr 8th, 2009

Built-in and applied I-cord are great techniques for giving a polished look to your projects. Kelley gives tips on making it perfect — don’t be intimated!

34:13 | Apr 1st, 2009

Kelley doesn't leave you stranded, giving you notes on how to double- and triple-strand yarn for a project.  Also, Kelley has just launched her Classic Lines Cardigan KAL - anyone can join!

32:10 | Mar 25th, 2009

Kelley talks about moving into different kinds of mittens and gloves and adds yet another project to the infamous Excel spreadsheet.

34:36 | Mar 11th, 2009

Kelley talks about the Magic Loop technique and the ways that it simplifies knitting socks and other projects.

27:25 | Mar 4th, 2009

Kelley chats with designer Wendy Bernard about her book "Custom Knits."