VeryPink Knits

By Staci Perry

Listen to a podcast, please open Podcast Republic app. Available on Google Play Store.

Description

VeryPink Knits, the companion podcast to the VeryPink Knits YouTube channel, focused on answering your knitting questions. With Staci Perry and Casey Bernard.

Episode Date
Podcast Episode 102: The Mother Bear Project
23:51
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. We’re still taking voicemail questions! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. 361 420 0128 Our lovely sponsor this week: Green Chef For 50 dollars off your first box of Green Chef, go to GreenChef.us/verypink. Casey’s interview is with Amy from The Mother Bear Project. http://motherbearproject.org/ Lots of amazing photos on their Facebook page. Mother Bear Project group on Ravelry Other things we talk about in this episode: Fixing a Dropped Garter Stitch Correcting Mistakes playlist Weaving in Ends playlist Weaving in Cotton Ends Spit Splicing
Jun 20, 2018
Podcast Episode 101: Casey Doesn’t Have to Read Questions, Again!
20:37
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. We’re still taking voicemail questions! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. 361 420 0128 Our lovely sponsors this week: Turtlepurl Yarns Use the coupon code VERYPINKJUNE for 15% your order! These socks are my Loaded German Short Row Socks, in Turtlepurl colorway Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock. HelloFresh Visit hellofresh.com/verypink30 and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Other things we talk about in this episode: Attaching PomPoms (helps with washing/blocking hats) My basic weaving in ends video My other weaving ends videos Podcast Episode - Knitting and Healing
Jun 13, 2018
Podcast Episode 100!
22:17
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week - Big Blue Moma Baskets Visit their website and use the code VERYPINKBASKETS for 15% off the total purchase through the month of June. We’re still taking voice mail questions! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. We plan to include at least one voice mail in future episodes. 361 420 0128 Other things we talk about in this episode: Casey’s Yarnmaid’s Tale Staci’s Tempestry
Jun 06, 2018
Podcast Episode 99: Launching Summer
26:54
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Get your voicemail message question in for Episode 100! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. From now until June 1! 361 420 0128 Our lovely sponsor this week: Two Sisters Yarn Company Please check out our website or our Etsy shop for more details. Promo for VeryPink listeners! Enter the coupon code "VERYPINK10” for 10% off all products through the end of June 2018. Things we talk about in this episode: When your knitting mug matches your knit tank. The cardigan Casey knit for terrible humans Wrap & Turn German Short Rows Good Tension between Knits and Purls My Interview with Judy Graham Judy Graham Interviews Me Cropped Raglan Cardi (top-down, good first sweater) Learn to Knit a Women’s Sweater Toddler Tunic Easy Toddler Pullover
May 30, 2018
Podcast Episode 98: The Tempestry Project
25:15
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Hey! Get your voicemail message question in for Episode 100! Leave your question, and please be sure to tell us where you’re from. From now until June 1! 361 420 0128 Our lovely sponsor this week: Two Sisters Yarn Company Please check out our website or our Etsy shop. Promo for VeryPink listeners! Enter the coupon code "VERYPINK10” for 10% off all products through the end of June 2018. The Tempestry Project Etsy Shop Tempestry Project on Instagram Tempestry Project on Facebook Other things we talk about in this episode: Yarnsub.com VeryPink Ravelry Tips videos "Bit", the blanket that Casey's mom knit and backed with fabric.
May 23, 2018
Podcast Episode 97: Hedgehogs and Roses
23:25
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: HelloFresh Visit hellofresh.com/verypink30 and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Things we talk about in this episode: The image Peter from Sweden created to show where to start a skein of yarn, based on how the label is printed. Staci’s current project Adding Felt Appliques to Knits (scroll down) Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches
May 16, 2018
Podcast Episode 96: Gauge Complex
26:02
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com/verypink30 and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Things we talk about in this episode: Steam Blocking Casey’s Yarnmaid’s Tale MKAL project Double Knitting
May 09, 2018
Podcast Episode 95: Celebrate Doilies
24:43
Casey has more info and photos from here interview on her blog. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week is LOLA, www.mylola.com. Visit mylola.com and enter the code verypink to receive 40% off your first order when you subscribe. Things we talk about in this episode: Suzan Thompson’s website with details on her Celebrate Doilies exhibit. Skein, Ball, Hank, Cake The MKAL (Mystery Knit Along) Casey is knitting now
May 02, 2018
Podcast Episode 94: Office Freeze and Explaining Pantyhose
22:52
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Becker Vineyards The Mysteries of Row Gauge Women’s Winter (funny video!) Combination knitter - Annie Modesitt The sweater I knit and gave to Casey:
Apr 25, 2018
Podcast Episode 93: Empowering Women In Tajikistan
25:45
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsors: Modcloth.com Enter VERYPINK at checkout for 15% off your purchase of $100 or more. Hurry - this offer expires on June 29th. KPC Yarn KPC now has two websites, their main website, and KPC Canada (serving North America). I just released a new, free pattern sponsored by KPC, the Zaden Spring Shawl. KPC is running a promotion on the Lovat yarn used in the shawl until May 15, 2018. On the Canadian site – Use code “VPINK4KPC” to get CAD $8.50 off. On their main site – Use code “VPINK4KPC” to get HKD $50 off (~USD 6). Casey’s interview this week is with Casey of PortFiber. The GoFundMe Cashmere People Yarns Portfiber on Instagram A shawl by Bristol Ivy using the Cashgora yarn Holst Garn “Coast”
Apr 18, 2018
Podcast Episode 92: Knitting, Math, and Problem Solving
27:54
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Casey’s interview this week is with Melissa Gresalfi, Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Another podcast episode about knitting and math Help for Tight Knitters Mirror (Backwards) Knitting Knitting Aches and Pains podcast episode German Short Rows (short technique video)
Apr 11, 2018
Podcast Episode 91: Gorilla Sweater
23:21
Casey’s blog (where she is currently running a giveaway) is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week is Jimmy Beans Wool. They love Madeline Tosh! Yarnmaid’s Tale Mystery Knit Along Jimmy Beans Wool on Instagram Previous Episodes: Alpacas, the Secret to Happiness Measuring Advice from a Seamstress Videos: Accidental increases i-Cord i-Cord Cast-On i-Cord Bind-Off Unshrinkit.com The Ultimate Vogue Knitting Book Knits That Fit
Apr 04, 2018
Podcast Episode 90: Sheepwrecked
21:07


Download Episode.


You can see more about Casey’s trip to Bermuda on her website. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week is Jimmy Beans Wool. They love Madeline Tosh! Links from this episode: The Black Purl Yarn Shop Log Cabin Blanket Tutorial Log Cabin Blanket FAQ
Mar 21, 2018
Podcast Episode 89: I Can't Move Because My Hat Will Fall Off
22:09
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week is LOLA, www.mylola.com Visit mylola.com and enter the code verypink to receive 40% off your first order when you subscribe. Things we talk about in this episode: Clapotis A good article clarifying the attributes of Bamboo Textiles Help for Tight Knitters
Mar 15, 2018
Podcast Episode 88: Fashion Revolution
31:34
Casey wrote more about her own fashion revolution on her blog here. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Fashion Revolution Fashion Revolution on Instagram The True Cost Documentary (available for streaming on Netflix) Book: OverDressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion Other things we talk about in this episode: Organic Superwash: Tanis Fibers Here’s a whole list! Finally! An emoji for knitters! Casey’s Carbeth sweater
Mar 07, 2018
Podcast Episode 87: What's the Matter with Plant Matter?
21:44
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Videos we mention in this episode: Alternating Hand-Dyed Yarns Winding Yarn into Two Equally Sized BallsFind Your Needle” video series on the Knitter’s Pride YouTube channel German Short Rows Stellar Swatching Removing a Bind-Off Row
Feb 28, 2018
Podcast Episode 86: Ice Cream, Sheep, and Goats in Texas
24:06


Download Episode.
You can read more about Casey's visit to Independence Farmstead Fibers, and see more photos on her website. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Independence Farmstead Fibers Reusing Yarn Steaming-Out Yarn Kinks
Feb 21, 2018
Podcast Episode 85: You’re the Boss of Your Knitting!
26:39
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Things we talk about in this episode: The Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking Baa-ble Hat (One correction, the other pattern we discuss in the pod is actually a cowl, not a hat) Long-Tail Cast-On German Twisted CO Robot dogs that open doors Carbeth cropped sweater
Feb 14, 2018
Podcast Episode 84: Knitting Neurons
33:30
Download episode. [caption id="attachment_13583" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Intricate installation by Neural Knitworks, a structure of almost 2000 knitted, knotted and woven brain neurons!
Pictured: artist Pat Pillai installs the Neural Knitwork with assistance from PhD student Cyrus Tan.[/caption] Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Neural Knitworks on Australia’s Science Week page, where you can download the pattern book. Details about the Cambridge Science Festival in the UK My Ravelry Tips videos Ravelry Project Challenge is posted on the homepage, a few stories down. Discussion on For The Love of Ravelry forum Podcast episode, This is Your Brain, This is Knitting
Feb 07, 2018
Podcast Episode 83: Feral Knitting
23:09
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Ravelry search result for “infinity scarf” in worsted weight yarn Casey’s Chunky Cowl Staci’s Dirty Martini Socks on 9” Circulars
Jan 31, 2018
Podcast Episode 82: Coming Unraveled
25:55
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Casey’s interview this week is Emily Felix, the founder of Reunion Yarn and Unraveling Club. Emily is offering 50% her online course to our podcast listeners, making it only $10 for access to everything! Use the code VERYPINK at Unraveling Club! Other things we talk about in this episode: Fiber Farm Casey’s Tiny Turtle Abruzzo Yarn (Google “Abruzzo yarn” for more links, this is just one I found.)
Jan 24, 2018
Podcast Episode 81: The Organizational Freak
20:28
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Casey has this knitter’s journal that she got before Ravelry. Ann Bud’s Book The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns Winc wine delivery (if your state allows it!) get $20 off your first order if you go to www.winc.com/verypink VeryPink on Pinterest
Jan 17, 2018
Podcast Episode 80: Face-First Snow Angel
24:28
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Other things we talk about in this episode: Bulky Sleep Socks Hygge Feet Cabled Booties Turtlepurl Yarns
Jan 10, 2018
Podcast Episode 79: Gauge Squatch (Classic Episode)
28:47

Gauge Squatch

This week we have a "classic" episode, we'll be back next week with more new episodes!

Jan 03, 2018
Podcast Episode #78: Steven!
28:28

Please see the show notes on my website for more info:

http://verypink.com/2017/12/20/podcast-episode-78-steven/

Dec 20, 2017
Podcast Episode 77: The Creative Quarter
26:59


Download Episode.
You can read more about Casey’s interview on her website. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsors this week: Fringe Supply Co. Lykke Driftwood needles Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Storyworth Visit storyworth.com/verypink to learn more! From Casey’s interview: This is Knit Woollinn, the Dublin Festival of Yarn! 25th - 27th May 2018 Other things we talk about in this episode: Casey’s Tiniest Turtle Mattress Stitch
Dec 13, 2017
Podcast Episode 76: Dyeing with Potato Tops in Ireland
28:36
You can read more about Casey’s interview with Diarmuid Commins on her website here. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Fringe Supply Company In this episode, we talk about their Field Bag. From Casey’s interview: This is Knit S Twist Wool Other things we talk about in this episode: Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers Yarn Overs Between Knits and Purls
Dec 06, 2017
Podcast Episode 75: Multiple Project Guilt
24:16


Download Episode.
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. To get your knitting question on the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Knitter’s Pride, Zing Needles Here is my video introducing these needles, more info here. https://www.youtube.com/embed/hLmyuVENmHM
Nov 29, 2017
Podcast Episode 74: When I Say "Swatch", Don't Think "Watch"
24:20


Download Episode.
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Lovepop Greeting Cards, visit lovepop.com/verypink The gauge ruler in the photo is from Katrinkles Etsy shop. Other things we talk about in this episode: German Short Rows (short technique video) Japanese Short Rows Sling Heel Socks Tutorial The “Find Your Needle” video series I made for Knitter’s Pride can be found on their YouTube channel. The Lykke Driftwood needles we mentioned. Correcting Gaps in Socks
Nov 22, 2017
Podcast Episode 73: Knitting and Healing
25:43
Casey’s website is kcknits.com. Our lovely sponsors this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Knitter’s Pride Knitter's Pride has new wood accessories, visit my website here to see the video, and for links to help you find a retailer. November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and Casey’s interview this week is with Lauren Gaspar, grief counselor. This interview is a follow-up to the episode on Alice’s Embrace from a couple of weeks ago. Other things we talk about in this episode: Tesserino Cowl Ravelry search for “mosiac knitting” Determining Yarn Weight (wpi) Spit Splicing Accidental Increases
Nov 15, 2017
Podcast Episode 72: She’s Too Nice to Knit with Bad Yarn
24:42
Image from New York Public Library Public Domain Collection Casey’s website - kcknits.com Our lovely sponsor this week: KPC Yarn KPC sponsored the free pattern and video tutorial, Doppelt Hat and Mitts! KPC is running a promo to coincide with the release of this pattern. To receive HDK$50 (about US $6.40) off your purchase, register an account on the KPC website and use the code VPINK4KPC at checkout. This offer is good through December 31, 2017. Other things we talk about in this episode: Casey’s Wonder Woman Shawl The clingy boxers Casey knit - We promised an updated list of our favorite podcasts: A Way with Words – the origins of words and phrases. So nerdy! BBC World Service Documentaries Dirty John - a true crime podcast story, sort of like Serial Fresh Air Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin – interviews with celebrities How to be Amazing – interview show Invisibilia KERA's Think Mortified – people read from their middle school and high school journals More Perfect – New from Radiolab about the history of the Supreme Court My Dad Wrote a Porno - not safe for kids, but hilarious The Mystery Show – everyday mysteries Radiolab Sawbones – comedy show about ridiculous medical practices in history Splendid Table – food Spooked Stuff You Missed in History Class TED Radio Hour – TED talks in depth This American Life – good stories, around a theme
Nov 08, 2017
Podcast Bonus Episode, Full Alice's Embrace Interview
23:49
In Episode 71, we played part of Casey's interview with Diane Lewis from Alice’s Embrace, a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This bonus episode contains the whole interview - her passion for this project is contagious!
Nov 02, 2017
Podcast Episode 71: Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
20:36
Our sponsor this week - Turtlepurl Yarns Here are some socks that Casey and Staci have knit with Turtlepurl! The first two images are my Socks on 9" Circulars pattern, the third is my Sling Heel Socks pattern. Casey’s interview this week is with Diane Lewis from Alice’s Embrace, a non-profit organization devoted to providing hand-knit and hand-crocheted prayer shawls and lap blankets to those suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Click through to their website for information on how to help. Other things we talk about in this episode: Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements/Sizing Toe-Up Socks Using German Short Rows Tutorial Sling Heel Socks Tutorial Casey’s Baby Digger Sweater
Nov 01, 2017
Podcast Episode 70 - My Cat Thought it Was Amazing
31:16
Our lovely sponsors this week: Hello Fresh Visit hellofresh.com and use the code VERYPINK30 to receive $30 off your first order! Yarn Pop! Free Shipping In The U.S.A. - Free Returns and a 100% Money Back Guarantee makes for worry free shopping. Supplies are limited for these unique and beautiful bags so best not wait! JORD Watch Giveaway Just CLICK HERE to sign up, the winner gets the watch of their choice (up to $180 value), plus free sizing and shipping. Additionally, if you’d like to order a watch, visit the JORD website and use the coupon code “staci” for $25 off, valid only during course of giveaway! The giveaway runs through 10/31/2017. Blocking mats giveaway! Visit Casey’s website for more info. Things we talk about in this episode: I don’t have a video on the “improved ssk”. But here is a video comparing decreases. Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag Knitter’s Pride Yarn Bowls It’s not illegal to pick bluebonnets!
Oct 25, 2017
Podcast Episode 69: Men Who Knit
24:36
If you’d like to get your question on the show, just email your question to podcast@verypink.com Casey’s website is kcknits.com. Our lovely sponsor this week: Yarn Pop! Free Shipping In The U.S.A. - Free Returns and a 100% Money Back Guarantee makes for worry free shopping. Supplies are limited for these unique and beautiful bags so best not wait! Casey’s interview this week is with Ann Morneau. The YouTube video Casey mentions in the podcast is Ann’s video Knitting Takes Balls. Other things we talk about in this episode: Mattress Stitch Bickford Seam Edge Tension Three Needle Bind-Off
Oct 18, 2017
What?! Energy Generating Yarns?!
27:31
Coiled carbon nanotube yarns, created at The University of Texas at Dallas and imaged here with a scanning electron microscope, generate electrical energy when stretched or twisted. You can visit Casey’s website at kcknits.com. Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series. Casey’s interview this week is with research scientist Nai Li. You can read the press release here. The only other thing we promise to link to in this episode: Eucalan Stain Treating Wipes
Oct 11, 2017
Podcast Episode 67: Clara Parkes and Stashing Yarn
30:28


Download Episode.
For more on Casey's interview with Clara Parkes, you can visit her blog post here. Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series. Casey’s interview is with Clara Parkes, her new book is A Stash of One’s Own. She also founded and writes Knitter’s Review. Other things we talk about in this episode: Lavishea Lotion Bar Bar-Maids LoLo Bar Fast needles - Knitter’s Pride Platinas and Addi Turbos
Oct 04, 2017
Podcast Episode 66: The Live Episode
04:21
You can see Casey's blog at kcknits.com. Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series. Here is the live recording: (In the podcast I say to jump over to my Facebook page, but Casey discovered that we could embed the video instead. Yay, Casey!) https://www.facebook.com/verypink/videos/10154992185691305/ Things we talk about in this episode: Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag Alaffia African Baskets Sling Heel Socks Dry Martini Sweater iCord Side Edging
Sep 27, 2017
Podcast Episode 65: Jumper, Romper, Jumpsuit, Sweater
28:23


Download Episode.
Our sponsor this week is Ott Lite! Click through for more info. This lamp is part of the Wellness Series. You can see Casey's blog at kcknits.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls Log Cabin Blanket Stellar Swatching The Mystery of Row Gauge Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements/Sizing Casey’s Cotton Lace Top (free Knitty pattern) Filtered Ravelry search for cotton lace tops (even though it wasn’t part of the question)
Sep 20, 2017
Podcast Episode 64: The Amazing Growing Sweater
25:15


Download Episode.
To get your knitting question on the show, email podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you're from. Bartlett Yarns The gorgeous PBS video about Bartlett yarns. You can see more photos of the Bartlett Yarns mill on Casey’s blog. Things we talk about in this episode: Alternating Hand Dyed Yarns Storing Knits for Summer The podcast episode where we talk more about creepy crawlies that attack wool. Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls CORRECTION: Casey said that Interweave magazine is monthly, but it’s not. It’s quarterly or 5 times a year.
Sep 13, 2017
Podcast Episode 63: Making Knitting Friends
36:38
Our sponsor this week: Today's episode is brought to you by Care.com. To learn more and save 30% off a Premium membership visit care.com/verypink to subscribe. To get your knitting question on the show, email it to podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from. You can visit Casey’s website (and get more info about the giveaway) at kcknits.com. Seven Sisters Arts Things we talk about in this episode: Log Cabin Blanket Log Cabin Blanket FAQ
Sep 06, 2017
Podcast Episode 62: Knitting Aches and Pains
33:29
Please enjoy this "classic" episode from January, with a new intro we recorded explaining why we're running a classic episode. (Spoiler, very rough weather in Texas has made it impossible to get together to record!) You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Dr. Steven Reinlie from Next Level Chiropractic is from Round Rock, TX and went on to study and play baseball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He is passionate about working with sports athletes to help keep them healthy and on the field of play. Dr. Reinlie recommends this video: Posture Reset. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Simple Magic Loop Lifelines - all of my lifeline videos are in the Correcting Mistakes category Steeking Carrying Colors for Stripes Top-Down Raglan Sweaters for Beginners: Cropped Cardi Easy Toddler Pullover Zasio Sweater Coat Learn to Knit a Mens Sweater Learn to Knit a Womens Sweater
Aug 30, 2017
Podcast Episode 61: Be Gentle with Your Knitting
23:52
Our Sponsor this Week: This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE. As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout. You can find Casey’s website at kcknits.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Mountain Meadow Wool Dryer balls Casting-On Many Stitches Spit Splicing
Aug 23, 2017
Podcast Episode 60: Measuring Advice from a Seamstress
23:57
Our Sponsor this Week: This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE. As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout. This week Casey interviews seamstress Mariah Crownover about measuring to fit. Things we talk about in this episode: Closing Gaps in Raglan Underarms The kind of ribbon I couldn’t remember - GROSGRAIN! Stellar Swatching Casey’s top made on size 19 needles
Aug 16, 2017
Podcast Episode 59: She Sells Sweater Seams by the Seashore
25:22
Our Sponsor this Week: This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE. As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout. Things we talk about in this episode: Weaving in Cotton Ends Simple Magic Loop Setting in Sleeves Staci’s Sock Tutorials Book: Knitting Vintage Socks Steven’s Ravelry Page (plenty of men’s dress socks for inspiration!)
Aug 09, 2017
Podcast Episode #58 - The Unexpected Effects of Knitting
26:01
This episode is sponsored by Vogue Knitting LIVE. As listeners of Very Pink Podcast Vogue Knitting LIVE is giving you 10% off your registration of packages or classes to Vogue Knitting LIVE. Use code VERYPINK during checkout. Vanessa Hill can be found at the BrainCraft YouTube Channel Be sure to watch Vanessa's video we reference in the podcast, The Unexpected Effects of Knitting. https://www.youtube.com/embed/po7krET5uQ4 The other video we mention in this episode: Getting good tension between knit and purl stitches
Aug 02, 2017
Podcast Episode 57: The Canadian Invasion
24:39
In this episode, we spend the whole time diligently answering knitting questions. (Not true, we get way off track a couple of times.) Many thanks to all of our friends in Canada for submitting questions to the podcast! If you'd like to send in a question, just email us at podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you're from. You can find Casey's website at kcknits.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn Using Blocking Wires The Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking Tesserino Cowl
Jul 26, 2017
Podcast Episode 56: Who Are the Makers in Your Neighborhood?
24:47
If you want to submit a knitting question to the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from! You can find Casey's website at kcknits.com. Andrea’s site: By Hand Videos we talk about in this episode: Stellar Swatching Make 1 Increases
Jul 19, 2017
Podcast Episode 55: I Learned to Knit 100 Years Ago
21:34
If you want to submit a knitting question to the show, just email it to podcast@verypink.com, and be sure to tell us where you’re from! Casey wrote a blog post about a question we got in this episode, Is Knitting an Art or a Craft? Casey also talks more about art vs. craft in her interview at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, that episode of the podcast can be found here. Things we talk about in this episode: Reinforcing Sock Heel and Toes New sock pattern - Sling Heel Socks Provisional Cast-On Della Q, a great source for needle cases Knitting Notions Case
Jul 12, 2017
Podcast Episode 54: Makers Gonna Make
23:22
Jul 05, 2017
Podcast Episode 53: Do Chickens Need Sweaters?
28:58
To celebrate one year of podcasting (!!), we are rebroadcasting a couple of classic episodes that we really like, in case you hadn’t heard them yet (and a little summer break for us). We’ll be back with a new episode next week. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Peter English has studied birds for over 40 years and has extensive experience both as a researcher and an ecotourism professional and has studied birds in 28 countries. During his career he has been a Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar, and has led over 150 international birdwatching tours with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. In Ecuador, Dr. English was a driving force behind the creation of the Napo Wildlife Center, among the most celebrated ecotourism lodges in the past decade. Dr. English is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. While we tried to sit outside to get birdsong in the background, the birds were quiet that day. Peter gave me some bird calls to include in the show. The funny sounding birds at the beginning are great tailed grackles which are all over Austin. Austinites have a love-hate relationship with grackles. The chirps at the end are from carolina wrens. The airplane noises are authentic. Nestwatch tells you when birds are building nests. Videos: Playlist of seaming videos
Jun 28, 2017
Podcast Episode 52: This is Your Brain, This is Knitting
31:04
To celebrate one year of podcasting (!!), we are rebroadcasting a couple of classic episodes that we really like, in case you hadn't heard them yet (and a little summer break for us). We'll be back with new episodes in two weeks. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. In this week’s episode, Casey talks with psychologist Dr. Art Markman about about your brain on knitting - process vs. project knitters, multi-task knitting, and other topics. Dr. Art Markman, Ph.D., is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his Sc.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He has published over 150 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including the effects of motivation on learning and performance, analogical reasoning, categorization, decision making, and creativity. Art serves as the director of the program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas. His NPR show and podcast is Two Guys on Your Head His latest book we mention is called Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions About Your Brain From our Sponsor: The Woolery Strauch Ball Winder Strauch Swift Things we talk about in this episode: Blocking (photo tutorial) Steam Blocking Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking Provisional Cast-On Provisional Cast-On Using a Crochet Hook German Short Row Socks Playlist of Portuguese Knitting videos Knit Companion App
Jun 21, 2017
Podcast Episode 51: A Slave to Washing Wool
24:15
From our lovely sponsors this week: Rib Magazine is all about knitting for men, and those who knit for them. They are now shipping their new issue! You can click through to their website for more info on the new issue, or to order the previous issue. You can also follow them on Facebook for more news. Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes. In this episode, it’s all questions and answers! We discuss: Knitting socks and changing colors in fair isle Reverse stockinette Knitting cables Washing wool Finishing/Weaving in lace Copywriting rules for knitting Kitchener stitching in a tube Video Links Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches Weaving in Cotton Ends Correcting Color-Change Jog Correcting a Dropped Decrease Casey’s finished, but messed up brioche cowl. The town of Truro.
Jun 14, 2017
Podcast Episode 50: The Fewest Flopping Around Bits as Possible
24:34
From our lovely sponsors this week: Rib Magazine is all about knitting for men, and those who knit for them. You can click through to their website to order the previous issue, and/or pre-order the next issue. Here is a sneak peek at a sweater from the next issue - it is called Cayley Pullover by Irina Anikeeva. You can also follow them on Facebook for more news. Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes. My friend Steven’s Marius Sweater, and his blog post about knitting this sweater. The Gale Sweater mentioned in a question. So cute. Knitting for Peace book The storage bins Casey uses with the additional top. Notions Box I use for stitch markers, etc.
Jun 07, 2017
Podcast Episode 49: Alpacas, the Secret to Happiness
26:48


Download Episode.
For more information and photos about the Phi Beta Paca alpaca ranch, visit Casey's blog, KC Knits. From our lovely sponsors this week: Rib Magazine is all about knitting for men, and those who knit for them. You can click through to their website to order the previous issue, and/or pre-order the next issue. Here is a sneak peek at a sweater from the next issue - it is called Survey Pullover by Catrina Frost. You can also follow them on Facebook for more news. Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes. Frana’s Ranch, Phi Beta Paca A shawl we mention in the show, Affogato. Videos Lifelines Lifelines in Ribbing Reactive Lifelines using a Circular needle Ravelry Tips - Adding a Project Ravelry Tips - Finding Pattern Help Ravelry Tips - Using Your Ravelry Library Ravelry Tips - Using Advanced Search Ravelry Tips - Stashed Yarns
May 31, 2017
Podcast Episode 48: I Want to Knit Socks All Day Long
26:25
You can find Casey's website at kcknits.com, and KCKnits on Facebook. Please take this quick survey to be eligible to win a copy of Rib Magazine! From our lovely sponsors this week: Rib Magazine is all about knitting for men, and those who knit for them. You can click through to their website to order the previous issue, and/or pre-order the next issue. Here is a sneak peek at a sweater from the next issue - it is called Rigging Pullover by Fiona Ellis. You can also follow them on Facebook for more news. Winc is an online wine club that gives you wine recommendations based on what you like to eat/drink. They have a simple 6 question palate quiz that asks you questions like “How do you take your coffee?” or “Do you like berries?” Winc then matches you to wine that you are guaranteed to love because it is tailored to your unique tastes. Other things we talk about in this episode: Two Guys on Your Head podcast - How to recover when you accomplish your goal Staci’s Dirty Martini sweater Casey’s many WIPs Socks on 9” Circulars Videos: Tinking Advanced Tinking Tinking Increases and Decreases Reinserting Needle into Live Stitches Brioche Stitch
May 24, 2017
Podcast Episode 47: The Bohus Episode
31:59
May 17, 2017
Podcast Episode 46: "The Side That Shall Not Be Named"
24:36
You can see Casey's website here. Some of my fair isle tutorials: Learn to Knit Fair Isle Color My Cowl Color My Cuffs Socks on 9” Circulars
May 10, 2017
Podcast Episode 45 - Knitting and Math Concepts
29:12
You can find Casey's website at kcknits.com. More links from the interview with Sarah Kuhn from UMass Lowell Sarah’s blog The original story about the STEM program How to make a crocheted hyperbolic plane Ted Talk on hyperbolic planes The podcast episode with psychologist Art Markman can be found here. The ball winder and swift I have from The Woolery: Ball winder Swift (the photo shows the “floor” model, I have the “table” model)
May 03, 2017
Podcast Episode 44 - Let's Just Talk About Knitting
23:48
Apr 26, 2017
Podcast Episode 43 - No Yarn Barf
22:18
You can see Casey's blog post about the Interweave Yarn Fest (including photos) on her website. Interweave Yarn Fest, this page shows a photo of Casey in the fashion show! Things we talk about in this episode: Stellar Swatching (includes knitting swatches in-the-round) Qiviut blog (Native Twist)
Apr 19, 2017
Podcast Episode 42: The Color Episode
25:10
Be sure to check out Casey's blog post for more information about the color wheel, including photos. Many thanks to Becca Borrelli for the interview, and all of the great insight into choosing colors. Things we talk about in this episode: The viral video with the BBC reporter and his kids. You can find knitting groups in your area on Meetup.
Apr 12, 2017
Podcast Episode 41: I’ll Pay You Rent in Yarn
26:01
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Things we talk about in this episode: Staci’s Instagram Kerry Woolen Mills Video: SSK The magazines we mention: Interweave Knits Pom Pom Quarterly Knitscene Knit.Wear Rib Vogue Knitting Miss Grace Shawl Tutorial Video - Carrying Colors for Stripes
Apr 05, 2017
Podcast Episode 40: The Irish Episode
29:09


Download Episode.
To see Casey’s blog post and photos from her trip to Ireland, visit her website. You can also see more photos on Casey’s Instagram. From our Sponsor: Della Q Things we talk about in this episode: The interactive map that Casey made to mark the hometowns of our listeners (well, question-askers). This is my lap while we recorded: Good Tension Between Knits and Purls Hygge Feet Cabled Booties Ravelry’s Hot Right Now List
Mar 29, 2017
Podcast Episode 39: Gauge Squatch
28:47


Download Episode.
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Original art this week by Lucy Makuc Producciones. From our lovely sponsors: Mountain Colors Crazyfoot is our best-selling sock yarn. A blend of superwash merino and nylon, this durable sock yarn takes the dyes brilliantly. Soft enough for shawls and cowls, this reliable sock yarn has been a favorite amongst knitters for more than 20 years. Della Q Links to things we talk about in this episode: What's Your Knitting Style Simple Stretchy Bind-Off Shadow Chevron Stitch Choosing a Sweater Size
Mar 22, 2017
Podcast Episode 38: Moths!
23:12


Download Episode.
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From our Sponsors Della Q Mountain Colors River Wash Sport is Mountain Colors answer to those who want to knit with superwash yarns, but at a slightly larger gauge than a fingering. A 100% superwash merino wool yarn this round, squishy yarn is perfect for everything from boot socks to lightweight sweaters. Things we talk about in this episode: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Storing Knits for Summer Afterthought Heel - Socks on 9” Circulars Tutorial Sockhead Hat (not my design) Grafting Rib Stitches
Mar 15, 2017
Podcast Episode 37: That Voice in Your Head
23:44


Download Episode.
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From our Sponsors: Mountain Colors Mountain Colors Perspectives Kits feature 5 mini skeins in both traditional gradients and groupings of complementary colorways. Available in Fingering, Sport, and DK weights. There are a variety of patterns from hats and cowls to fingerless mitts. Della Q Things we talk about in this episode: German Short Rows Mirror Knittting Learn to Knit a Women’s Sweater (pullover) Cropped Raglan Cardi
Mar 08, 2017
Podcast Episode 36: Creative Reuse
28:35
For more information and photos on Austin Creative Reuse, you can read Casey’s blog post about it. Our Sponsors this week: Mango Moon Be sure to "save the date" for the upcoming retreat in Petoskey, MI. Sally Melville will be presenter. Dates are Sunday - Wednesday, September 24 through 27. Further details and registration information will be available soon. Mountain Colors Leslie and Diana started Mountain Colors Yarn 25 years ago with a love of color and fiber. Inspired by the beautiful Montana mountains, they continue to craft hand painted yarns. Twizzlefoot is a fingering weight version of Mountain Colors popular Twizzle yarn. A strand of silk is plied with superwash merino and nylon to create beautiful heathered colorways. Made for socks, it's also great for other accessories like shawls, hats, and gloves. And since it's superwash everything you make will be machine washable. Staci on Instagram Casey on Instagram Austin Creative Reuse Good Tension Between Knit and Purl Stitches Traditional Garter Stitch Dishcloth Make 1 Increase Make 1 Below
Mar 02, 2017
Podcast Episode 35: Clapotis, in Paris
25:38
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Reinforcing Sock Heels and Toes Lang Jawoll sock reinforcement thread I wasn’t able to find the “pregnant” skeins of Jawoll yarn, just the reinforcement thread sold separately. German Short Rows Traditional Wrap & Turns Learn to Knit a Fair Isle Hat Color My Cowl Color My Cuffs Fimmel Hat The Mysteries of Row Gauge Kolaches, explained. Shaker Dishcloths Clapotis Sockhead Hat
Feb 22, 2017
Podcast Episode 34: Craft and Folk Art Museum.
22:43


Download Episode.
For more about Casey’s visit to the Craft and Folk Art Museum, visit her blog. From our Sponsor: Mountain Meadow Wool You can sign up for their newsletter and learn more about their Legacy Yarn Club on their website. To answer the question that came up in the podcast, yes - Mountain Meadow Wool does indeed have a photo of a lion on their Legacy Yarn Club page, but it has this caption, "Lions and Tigers and Bears – oh my! Lion and tiger fiber?… not likely but let your sense of adventure be unleashed with American Bison, Yak, and Alpaca as well as enjoy the smooth comfort that Silk/Tencel/Bamboo and other fine fibers have to offer." Other things we talk about in this episode: Duplicate Stitch Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch Online stitch chart creation Knitter’s graph paper
Feb 15, 2017
Podcast Episode 33: I’m No Scientist
21:06
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsor: Mountain Meadow Wool - You can sign up for their newsletter and learn more about their Legacy Yarn Club on their website. Things we talk about in this episode: Yarn Weights Table (the different names for different yarn weights around the world) Cables Determining Yarn Weight (WPI) Testing Color Fastness
Feb 08, 2017
Podcast Episode 32: The Organized Yarn Stash
25:08
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsor: Save the date! Mango Moon has an upcoming retreat in Petoskey, Michigan with Sally Melville. Dates are Sunday to Wednesday, September 24 - 27, 2017. Further details and registration information available here on their website. This week Casey interviews a professional organizer, Sally Grayum from Organize Me Sally. Sally gives good ideas for organizing/clearing out yarn and other crafting stash. You can read more and see photos on Casey’s blog here.
Feb 01, 2017
Podcast Episode 31: Big Dark Blob on Your Shoulder
22:49
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsor – Mountain Meadow Wool Legacy Yarn Club Visit the Mountain Meadow Wool website for more info on the Legacy Yarn Club, and to sign up for their newsletter. Things we talk about in this episode: The podcast episode where Casey interviews psychologist Art Markman Videos: Checking Gauge Stellar Swatching Learn to Knit Socks German Short Row Socks Bulky Sleep Socks The podcast episode where Casey interviews a chiropractor on knitting aches and pains (and posture) Casey mentions an arm chair that she likes for knitting, here is a photo on Ravelry.
Jan 25, 2017
Podcast Episode 30: Taking Great Knitting Photos
21:21


Download Episode.
This week, Casey interviews Erin Peloquin from Digital Photography for Moms about tips for getting great photos of your knitting. You can see before and after photos of Casey's knits here on her blog. From Our Sponsor - Mountain Meadow Wool Legacy Yarn Club Visit the Mountain Meadow Wool website for more info on the Legacy Yarn Club, and to sign up for their newsletter. Links: Videos: All of my seaming and grafting videos (including basic mattress stitch and Kitchener stitch) Casey’s felted bag
Jan 18, 2017
Podcast Episode 29: Knitting Slump
24:00
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Mango Moon/Dale Garn Fimmel Hat and Mitts Kit & Tutorial Links to things we talk about in this episode: Here are a few of my Fair Isle tutorials - Learn to Knit Fair Isle Fimmel Hat Color My Cowl Color My Cuffs http://verypink.com/2016/07/27/color-cuffs-tutorial/ Correctly Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches Reinserting Needle into Live Stitches Correcting Color Change Jog Log Cabin Blanket The question was about the yarn I use in the demonstration, which is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, but I used worsted weight yarns in my finished blanket. Weaving in Ends Playlist Mitered Squares Sloped Bind-Off Storing Knits for Summer
Jan 11, 2017
Podcast Episode 28: Knitting Aches and Pains
31:14
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. In this episode, Casey talks with Dr. Stephen Reinlie from Next Level Chiropractic about knitters' aches and pains. Dr. Steven Reinlie is from Round Rock, TX and went on to study and play baseball at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He is passionate about working with sports athletes to help keep them healthy and on the field of play. Dr. Reinlie recommends this video, Posture Reset. From Our Sponsor: The Woolery - the retailers of Strauch products, including the equipment I use and swear by: Strauch Ball Winder Strauch Swift COUPON CODE: NZB-MRM Good for free shipping to Continental US on any Strauch product until 1/15/17. Just select “Flat Rate” Shipping Option and enter Coupon Code in box on checkout page. You can see my ball winder and swift in action in this video, Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Simple Magic Loop Lifelines - all of my lifeline videos are in the Correcting Mistakes category Steeking Carrying Colors for Stripes Top-Down Raglan Sweaters for Beginners: Cropped Cardi Easy Toddler Pullover Zasio Sweater Coat Learn to Knit a Mens Sweater Learn to Knit a Womens Sweater
Jan 04, 2017
Podcast Episode 27: Winging It
24:03
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: The Woolery - the retailers of Strauch products, including the equipment I use and swear by: Strauch Ball Winder Strauch Swift Mango Moon/Dale Garn Fimmel Hat and Mitts Kit & Tutorial Video Playlist: Flicking Video: Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn Video: Russian Join Video: Knitting Without Looking
Dec 28, 2016
Podcast Episode 26: This is Your Brain, This is Knitting
30:27
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. In this week’s episode, Casey talks with psychologist Dr. Art Markman about about your brain on knitting - process vs. project knitters, multi-task knitting, and other topics. Dr. Art Markman, Ph.D., is Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. He got his Sc.B. in Cognitive Science from Brown and his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Illinois. He has published over 150 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including the effects of motivation on learning and performance, analogical reasoning, categorization, decision making, and creativity. Art serves as the director of the program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations at the University of Texas. His NPR show and podcast is Two Guys on Your Head His latest book we mention is called Brain Briefs: Answers to the Most (and Least) Pressing Questions About Your Brain From our Sponsor: The Woolery hosts 12 fiber toys of Christmas, sign on to newsletter at woolery.com to receive notifications including upcoming offers from Strauch, our favorite manufacturer for ball winders and swifts. Don't forget gift certificates make great instant stocking stuffers for that Strauch ball winder or swift you're wanting! Strauch Ball Winder Strauch Swift Things we talk about in this episode: Blocking (photo tutorial) Steam Blocking Finer Points of Garment Fitting and Blocking Provisional Cast-On Provisional Cast-On Using a Crochet Hook German Short Row Socks Playlist of Portuguese Knitting videos Knit Companion App
Dec 21, 2016
Podcast Episode 25: Do Chickens Need Sweaters?
27:50
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Peter English has studied birds for over 40 years and has extensive experience both as a researcher and an ecotourism professional and has studied birds in 28 countries. During his career he has been a Watson Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar, and has led over 150 international birdwatching tours with Victor Emanuel Nature Tours. In Ecuador, Dr. English was a driving force behind the creation of the Napo Wildlife Center, among the most celebrated ecotourism lodges in the past decade. Dr. English is currently a lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin. While we tried to sit outside to get birdsong in the background, the birds were quiet that day. Peter gave me some bird calls to include in the show. The funny sounding birds at the beginning are great tailed grackles which are all over Austin. Austinites have a love-hate relationship with grackles. The chirps at the end are from carolina wrens. The airplane noises are authentic. Nestwatch tells you when birds are building nests. Videos: Playlist of seaming videos From Our Sponsors: June Cashmere - Owner Sy Belohlavek from June Cashmere works one-on-one with ranchers in Kyrgyzstan to source their 16.5 micron count cashmere. Their lace and DK weight cashmere comes in 12 fabulous organically dyed colors along with a line of patterns from Tanis Gray, Romi Hill and Kristin Kapur. Enter promo code VERYPINK (no spaces) to get free shipping off your next order of $100 or more. The June Cashmere video we mention in the episode. https://www.youtube.com/embed/lQWRDnsw5m8 Skeino Donna Vest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwnkwQyvWPY
Dec 14, 2016
Podcast Episode 24: Love the Swatch
23:19
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Louet - Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I've done several tutorials with Louet: Sixes and Threes Cowl ATX Linen Tote Tesserino Cowl Sharbella Shawl Matterhorn Cabled Cowl Eucalan – the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I’m in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.) And from Skeino, their new Turtleneck Sweater. Available in over 30 colors in Merino wool. skeino-turtleneck Links to things we talk about in this episode: Casey’s linen tank with a sad story. Ike’s Collegiate (Dog) Sweater Pattern
Dec 07, 2016
Podcast Episode 23: One Complication at a Time
24:24
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Louet - Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I've done several tutorials with Louet: Sixes and Threes Cowl ATX Linen Tote Tesserino Cowl Sharbella Shawl Matterhorn Cabled Cowl June Cashmere - they have a great story, click through to their website and select the "Who We Are" tab! Use promo code VERYPINK to get free shipping on your order of $100 or more. Below is the His or Her Scarf I knit using their DK weight yarn, in the limited edition color Silver Bell. good-tension-thumb Eucalan – the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I’m in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.) Things we talk about in this episode: Video: Intarsia vs. Duplicate Stitch Video: Icord Side Edging Video: Mattress Stitch Video: Reusing Yarn Video: Duplicate Stitch The Eva hat pattern that Staci mentions is actually called Samantha. The pattern is only available in a book, which is now out of print.
Nov 30, 2016
Podcast Episode 22: Field Trip
30:10


Download Episode.
You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Louet - Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I've done several tutorials with Louet: Sixes and Threes Cowl ATX Linen Tote Tesserino Cowl Sharbella Shawl Matterhorn Cabled Cowl Bijou Basin Ranch - click through to see their new Master Color Series in amazing colors. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Yarn the Movie The Contemporary Austin - the museum that hosted the film as part of their rooftop series Orly Genger’s Hurlyburly Casey’s blog post about Yarn the Movie The writing Casey mentioned by Barbara Kingsolver Blocking Tutorial (not a video) Video: Simple Magic Loop Video: Reinforcing Sock Toes and Heels Cassette tape audio thing - the gizmo Staci uses to listen to podcasts in the car.
Nov 23, 2016
Podcast Episode 21: The Pattern is Not the Boss of You
24:11
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Louet - Louet has a new Needle of the Month Club, click through for more information. I've done several tutorials with Louet: Sixes and Threes Cowl ATX Linen Tote Tesserino Cowl Sharbella Shawl Matterhorn Cabled Cowl June Cashmere - they have a great story, click through to their website and select the "Who We Are" tab! Use promo code VERYPINK to get free shipping on your order of $100 or more. Bijou Basin Ranch - they have a new Master Color Series in amazing colors. Eucalan - the fiber wash Staci uses for all her knits. (I'm in love with the Wrapture scent, a clean jasmine smell.) Links to things we talk about in this episode: Video: There’s a Knot in my Yarn! Video: Lifted increases Video: KFB (knit front/back)
Nov 16, 2016
Podcast Episode 20: Down with Inches!
22:11
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: Bijou Basin Ranch, a Tibetan Yak ranch in Colorado. I recently did a tutorial on their Beau Felted Wrap that uses their Bijou Spun “Himalayan Trail” yarn, a yak down and merino blend. beau SKEINO and their Annette Shawl. This is a version of the Bauhaus Shawl in over 40 different colorways, in different yarns including baby alpaca and fine merino. Beginner level. You can see the video on the Annette shawl here. skeino-annette-shawl Links to things we talk about in this episode: Portuguese knitting videos on Pinterest Video: Getting Good Tension Here’s an article about Americans and the metric system.
Nov 09, 2016
Podcast Episode 19: Watch Out, Wyoming
26:12
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Note from Staci - In this episode, I mentioned that I usually only wash my hand knits once at the end of the season, and this is true, but I wasn’t thinking about socks when I said that! I knit machine-washable socks, and I machine wash them and set them out flat to dry more than once a season! From Our Sponsors: Bijou Basin Ranch, a Tibetan Yak ranch in Colorado. I recently did a tutorial on their Beau Felted Wrap that uses their Bijou Spun “Himalayan Trail" yarn, a yak down and merino blend. beau June Cashmere - Use the promo code VERYPINK for free shipping on orders $100 or more. This is the scarf I'm currently knitting using their DK weight cashmere yarn, more info on my Ravelry page. his-and-her-scarf-wip-1-sm Links to things we talk about in this episode: Video: Shadow Chevron Stitch (keeping good tension between knit and purl stitches) Video: Weaving in Cotton Ends Video: Mysteries of Row Gauge
Nov 02, 2016
Podcast Episode 18: Merino is the Answer
23:40
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. From Our Sponsors: SKEINO Bauhaus Mitered Shawl Kit SKEINO Bauhaus Shawl Tutorial skeino-bauhaus The Woolery You can see my Strauch ball winder and swift in this video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/kNdLF8gVWhI Links to things we talk about in this episode: Tutorial: Beau Felted Wrap Video: Spit Splicing Video: Three Options for Joining a New Ball of Yarn Video: Avoiding Ladders Sock Blanks on Etsy Capturing the Color of a Skein (slider tool to see how multi-colored yarns will knit up) Tutorial: SKEINO Operetta Shawl
Oct 26, 2016
Podcast Episode 17: This Yarn is My Best Friend
23:07
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: If you want to see the collection of fair isle hats Staci has been knitting, here is her Ravelry notebook. Video: Checking Gauge Video: Getting Good Tension Video: Math for Knitters, Substituting yarns Video: Ravelry Tips, Using Advanced Search Jared Flood - Brooklyn Tweed Cobblestone Sweater Book: Knits Men Want Book: Knitting with Balls
Oct 19, 2016
Podcast Episode 16: Fingerling Weight Yarn
21:05
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Video: Math for Knitters, Substituting Yarns Video: Substituting Yarn Yarn weight conversion chart Video: Determining Yarn Weight (WPI) Book: The Knitters Book of Yarn Video: Mysteries of Row Gauge
Oct 12, 2016
Podcast Episode 15: No Hand Shaming
22:24
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Video: Casting-On Many Stitches Pom Pom Magazine Video: Steam Blocking Berroco Vintage Knit Picks Swish Stroll Sock Yarn Comfy Cotton Video: Simple Magic Loop Video: Mirror Knitting Video: What’s Your Knitting Style? Casey’s WIP confession: all of Casey’s unfinished projects are on Ravelry! Judge away. ;)
Oct 05, 2016
Podcast Episode 14: Don’t Edit Out the Dog Noise!
21:03
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Snag fixer tool Video: Fixing Loose Stitches and Snags Video: Dropping a column of stitches to repair a stitch (this video is called Correcting a Dropped Stitch, but the technique is the same) Learn to Knit Lace Saryoan Scarf Sharbella Shawl Video: Winding Yarn into Two Equally-Sized Balls TurtlePurl self-striping yarn Etsy shop Casey’s TurtlePurl Socks Staci’s TurtlePurl socks
Sep 28, 2016
Podcast Episode 13: Our Breakfast Tacos are Better
22:00


Download Episode.
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Learn to Knit Your First Scarf Traditional Dishcloth tutorial and pattern Scunci Steamer (they’re still available, but SUPER expensive for some reason) I mentioned that my friend Steven has been knitting beautiful lace baby blankets, here is his Ravelry notebook. Pinhole Cast-On
Sep 21, 2016
Podcast Episode 12: The Best Questions Come from Romania
21:36
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: Knitter's Pride Find Your Needle video series Calculating yarn amounts for different sizes Double knitting video Ann Budd’s Handy Book of Patterns Staci’s Arrowhead Cardigan Shoe size/foot length chart
Sep 14, 2016
Podcast Episode 11: Like You're Churning Butter
21:36
Sep 07, 2016
Podcast Episode 10: Magic Elves
21:55


Download Episode.
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we talk about in this episode: The list of our favorite podcasts are in the show notes for Episode 1. A couple of podcasts we talked about: Sleep With Me Two Guys on Your Head Hush Earplugs - Casey says to make sure to follow all the troubleshooting instructions if you have trouble in the first few uses. Traveler’s Life Afghan Log Cabin Blanket A blog post I wrote regarding charity knitting for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at a local hospital.
Sep 01, 2016
Podcast Episode 9: Knitting Wild Women
22:00
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Links to things we mention in this episode: My fair isle sweater coat - Arrowhead Cardigan KnitPicks Magnet Board for holding charts Knit Companion App for Pattern Management Casey knit a monkey a few years ago. We found out after making this episode that the TKGA Magazine (Cast On) will no longer be in production as a print magazine, but members will continue to receive digital copies. Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd Casey’s “piano lesson” knitting is made with this Seven Sisters gradient yarn. Sixes and Threes Cowl Gifts for knitters Pinterest board
Aug 24, 2016
Podcast Episode 8: Not a Heel Flap in Sight
21:55
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Information on things we mention in this episode: Log Cabin Blanket pattern and tutorial Staci’s Traveler’s Life Afghan All of my toe-up sock tutorials are without gussets and heel flaps! My sock tutorials can be found here. Math for Knitters - Substituting yarns Substituting Yarns (not mathy) DPN tubes Knitter’s Pride Find Your Needle video series
Aug 17, 2016
Podcast Episode 7: Knitting Homework
21:47
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Information on things we mention in this episode: Book: No Sheep for You Master’s Knitter Certification program through The Knitting Guild Association www.TKGA.com Craft Yarn Council Teaching Certification - www.CraftYarnCouncil.com And one clarification - in the discussion about yarn-overs, I said that they “don’t actually create a stitch”, but that isn’t exactly clear. They do increase your stitch count, but there is a hole below the loop where you would normally see a stitch.
Aug 10, 2016
Podcast Episode 6: Two Inches of Smallness
22:56
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Information on things we mention in this episode: Beekeeper’s Quilt Stellar Swatching Video Determining Yarn Weight or Wraps Per Inch Lifelines Lifelines in Ribbing
Aug 03, 2016
Podcast Episode 5: Stitch-Canary
20:07
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Information on things we mention in this episode: Correcting Mistakes Video Playlist Make 1 Increase "Find Your Needle", the video series I did for Knitter's Pride Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Books The Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework The Knitting Answer Book VeryPink Men’s Sweater Tutorial Links to our projects we talk about: Staci’s Acadia Sweater Casey’s Lake Diamond
Jul 27, 2016
Podcast Episode 4 - Knits are Purls and Up is Down
20:22
To get your knitting question answered on the show, email your question to podcast@verypink.com. You can see Casey’s website and her social media buttons on kcknits.com. Information on things we mention in this episode: Video: Blocking Hats Video: Choosing a Sweater Size podcast art thumb
Jul 21, 2016