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lk2g-046 Dishcloth Face-off

In this episode of our video podcast Eric and CAT clean up with yarn aka a Dishcloth Face-off.

What’s on the set:



Book Review:

And check out their newest book Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines: Patterns, Stories, Pictures, True Confessions, Tricky Bits, Whole New Worlds, and Familiar Ones, Too

What am I wearing:

  • Top Down Sweater (my own design) knit with Katia Reno Plus yarn finished 2007

Some of my favorite sites (other than Ravelry) for Dishcloth patterns

Leave a comment for a chance to win a beautiful skein of yarn from Dyeabolical Yarn

Special Thanks to heathers and knittingheather for use of their Dishcloth images.

Our sincere condolances to Kay Gardiner and her family on their recent loss. To show your support consider donating a handknit to Afghan for Afghans

This episode is sponsored by:


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lk2g-039 NYC Adventures

In this latest episode of our video podcast, we go on a knitting adventure in NYC to visit the Lion Brand Studios and the Knit1Magazine premiere.

Join us as we walk through the new Lion Brand store in NYC with Patty, Liz and Zontee.  Stop by and visit the store if you’re in the area.

Listen to CATs interview on the Yarncraft Podcast which we recorded during this visit.

At The Point in NYC, we had the chance to participate in the premiere of the Knit1 Magazine Fall/Winter issue.

Special thanks to the Rockland Knitters, Spin City Spinners and my friends from work for helping out with making caps for the Save The Children  Knit 1 Save 1 campaign.

Our next LIVE show is January 31st at 6pm Eastern.  Join us for a virtual Show and Tell and to chat about your latest projects!

We’re having a contest this month to win a beautiful skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction Sock yarn in the Spring Fling Colorway.  Just leave a comment here to tell us which demo topic you’d like us to produce first and be eligible to win this great skein of yarn! It looks like this colorway has been discontinued so sign up quick for your chance to win!  We’ll be naming the winner here on February 14th!

The options are:

  • Binding off Toe up Socks
  • Fair Isle (actually Stranded) Knitting
  • Knitting Dishcloths

What’s on the set/what am I wearing:

  • Katia Florida Top made with the yarn in the pattern. Completed 2004
  • Blue Moon Fiber Arts Seduction Sock yarn in Spring Fling Colorway

Edited 2/14 – The winner of the yarn is: Karen in Maine! We’ll be emailing you to get the address for where to send this lovely yarn

lk2g-003 If You Block It, Will it Fit?

In this episode we cover some tips about how to block knitted garments.

We uncover secrets about using blocking wires and a blocking board. We also discuss things which you can do to make a garment fit. You can learn more about these techniques from Leslye Solomon’s video The Handknitter’s Guide to Sweater Finishing.

What am I wearing?:

What’s on the set?:

Have you had similar experiences in stressing about how to make it fit? Share your stories and feedback on the show by leaving a comment.