Knitting Podcast 16: Favourite Bind Offs

It’s time to delve back into my knitting basket! So bring out your own crafting project, take a seat, and listen to a bit about my current projects, finished projects, and my favourite bind offs.

In lieu of detailed episode notes, I’ll direct you to my Ravelry project page, from which you can find any yarn and pattern specifics that might have caught your eye (or friend me for that matter). Here is my queue and stash, in case you want more information about future plans or what’s hiding in my cupboards. There’s also a Ravelry group; I love to ‘meet’ my viewers! If you’d like to follow along with my projects, I post frequently knitting photos on Instagram; my account is thecharmofit.

Links

Bind Offs

  • Tubular
  • Invisible 1 x 1 Rib Sewn Bind Off
  • I-Cord
  • Suspended

Books Mentioned

  • Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Sweaters
  • Barbara Walker’s Treasury of Stitches vol 1

Finished Objects

A Hint of Snow Tam

Ovis Aries Softie (I forgot to take proper photos before I mailed her off, so these are iphone photos.)

 

Works in Progress

Hare Mittens-1

The Hare in the Moon Mittens

Selkie Cardigan-1

A Selkie’s Second Skin Cardigan

Chagall Socks-1

Chagall in Shadow Socks

 

Knitting Podcast 15: Favourite Cast Ons

It’s time to delve back into my knitting basket! So bring out your own crafting project, take a seat, and listen to a bit about my current projects, finished projects, and my favourite cast ons.

In lieu of detailed episode notes, I’ll direct you to my Ravelry project page, from which you can find any yarn and pattern specifics that might have caught your eye (or friend me for that matter). Here is my queue and stash, in case you want more information about future plans or what’s hiding in my cupboards. There’s also a Ravelry group; I’d love to ‘meet’ my viewers! If you’d like to follow along with my projects, I post frequently knitting photos on Instagram; my account is thecharmofit.

Links

  • The Spoon Theory (a bit about what life with chronic illnesses is like, aimed at healthy people trying to understand)
  • A couple of posts from the TechKnitter on selvedge stitches: picking up stitches along them (if you’re going to pick up stitches or seam, work the selvedge stitch in stockinette on every row for maximum ease) and adding a slipped stitch edge (for when the edge is going to show in the finished object).
  • And here’s another one from Ysolda Teague about why you would treat the edge stitches differently depending on what you’ll be doing with those edges.
  • I mentioned the online stitch dictionary from KnittingFool when reviewing Barbara Walker’s book.

Books

  • Cast On, Bind Off by Leslie Ann Bestor (this is the one I’ve flipped through before & found  useful)
  • Cast On, Bind Off by Catherine Sease (this is the one I want to read but couldn’t get to the library to pick up)
  • Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier is the retelling of “The Six Swans” that’s beautifully done; I recommend it but with a trigger warning caveat
  • I didn’t mention The Knowledgeable Knitter, but there’s a lot of information in there about edges & selvedges if you’d like to learn more about the tip I discuss this week.
  • A Treasury of Knitter Stitches by Barbara Walker is the stitch dictionary I reviewed. I love it!

Cast Ons

  • Twisted German
  • Crochet chain provisional
  • Tubular
  • Cable

Finished Objects

Winter Morn Gloves-2

Winter Morn Gloves

Blueberry Girl Cowl

Postimpressionist Mitts-1

Post Impressionist Mitts

 

Works in Progress

Hint of Snow Tam-1

Hint of Snow Tam

A Selkie’s Second Skin Cardigan

Chagall Socks-1

Chagall in Shadow Socks

Knitting Podcast 14: This and That

It’s time to delve back into my knitting basket! So bring out your own crafting project, take a seat, and listen to a bit about my current projects, finished projects, and my answers to a few viewers’ questions.

In lieu of detailed episode notes, I’ll direct you to my Ravelry project page, from which you can find any yarn and pattern specifics that might have caught your eye (or friend me for that matter). Here is my queue and stash, in case you want more information about future plans or what’s hiding in my cupboards. There’s also a Ravelry group; I’d love to ‘meet’ my viewers! If you’d like to follow along with my projects, I post frequently knitting photos on Instagram; my account is thecharmofit.

Links:

  • Creating a Light, the blog containing all of the information about my friend Chris’ wonderful project to help keep his father’s spirits up through another round of chemo.
  • Yarnsub.com, the resource that Claire (TipsyTurtle on Ravelry) kindly told me about.
  • Stitched in Sweden, the video podcast I mentioned.

Books:

  • Hild by Nicole Ammonite is the novel I read from & highly recommend
  • The Knitter’s Book of Yarn and The Knitter’s Book of Wool, both by Clara Parkes
  • Women’s Work: the First 10,000 Years is the nonfiction history w a textile focus
  • The Brides of Rollrock Island (Titled Sea Hearts in the UK & Australia & maybe elsewhere) by Margo Lanagan is the Selkie-inspired novel

Finished Objects

Red as Blood Beret

Grumpasaurus Mascot

Works in Progress

Blueberry Girl Cowl-1.jpg

Blueberry Girl Cowl

PostImpressionist Mitts-1.jpg

Post Impressionist Mitts

Winter Morn Gloves-1.jpg

Winter Morn Gloves

Selkie Cardigan-1.jpg

A Selkie’s Second Skin Cardigan