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Techniques, skillbuilding, pattern discussion, interviews with makers we adore, our favorite tools... and the knitting advice column you've been waiting for!

Episode Date
76: Ply
29:53
This week's episode is all about ply - it's a deep dive on the construction of yarn! Craft Yarn Council Standard Yarn Weight System (https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/yarn-weight-system) Tutorials: Avoid twisting your stitches (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTBCxAZAv4A) by Arne and Carlos How to join in the round without twisting (https://cocoknits.com/blogs/knit-tutorials/how-to-join-in-the-round-without-twisting) from Cocoknits What's on our needles this week: Sunshine on My Shoulders (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3) by Lissy Jane Tied Knots (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tied-knots) by Justin Lorkowska Summer Knitalong - CABLES! Anything you want... but make it with at least one cable! Casting on June 1. We hope you'll join us! #makegoodcables (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jun 28, 2022
75: WIPs
37:18
This week we're talking about Works in Progress (sometimes known as WIPs). Sometimes a WIP will become a UFO (UnFinished Object). What's on our needles this week: Sunshine on My Shoulders (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3) by Lissy Jane Tied Knots (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tied-knots) by Justyna Lorkowska Summer Knitalong - CABLES! Anything you want... but make it with at least one cable! Casting on June 1. We hope you'll join us! #makegoodcables (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jun 21, 2022
74: Buttons!
33:21
We feel a bit knitting-adjacent this week - we're talking about buttons, and answering a Dear Scratch letter about cozy mysteries! ** Alternatives to buttons:** * Shawl pins - https://www.etsy.com/search?q=shawl%20pins * Screw in closures - https://juldesigns.com/screw-in-closures/ * Holeless Buttons - https://www.purlandhank.com/shop-online/hole-less-buttons * Sweater clips - https://www.etsy.com/search?q=sweater+clips Knitting themed cozy mysteries: * Peggy Ehrhart: Knit & Nibble Mystery Series * Sally Goldenbaum - Seaside Knitters Mystery Series * Seaside Knitters Society * Maggie Sefton: A Knitting Mystery series * Allie Pleiter: A Riverbank Knitting Mystery Other themes: * Alexander McCall Smith: No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency * Karen Menuhin: Heathcliff Lennox Series * Alexia Gordon: Gethsemane Brown Mysteries * M.C. Beaton Agatha Raisin series What's on our needles this week: Sunshine On My Shoulders (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3) by Lissy Jane Only Ocean (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/only-ocean) by Sylvia McFadden Summer Knitalong - CABLES! Anything you want... but make it with at least one cable! We cast on June 1, and there's definitely still time to join us - we hope you will! #makegoodcables (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jun 14, 2022
73: Mosaic Knitting
28:01
We'll be live on YouTube on June 6 at 6pm EST! Click here (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE_F7M_yXGdUvMyoEEAQ_eg) or go to makegoodpod.com/youtube. This week's episode is all about mosaic knitting! In our Dear Scratch letter, we talk about what to do if your gauge is way off only on one particular type of project. Tiny Tutorial on Mosaic Knitting (https://youtu.be/vsPkwlcMRhQ) from SweetGeorgia Yarns Barbara Walker's Mosaic Knitting (https://www.amazon.com/Mosaic-Knitting-Barbara-G-Walker/dp/094201815X) (1976) A few patterns we love that feature mosaic knitting: Pressed Flowers (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pressed-flowers-3) by Amy Christoffers Crystal Star Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crystal-star-wrap) by Jen Peck Dissent Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dissent-cowl-knit) by Carissa Browning Shift Collection from Andrea Mowry The Shift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-shift) (cowl) Nightshift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/nightshift) (shawl) Shifty (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shifty-2) (sweater) Shiftalong (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shiftalong) (hat) What's on our needles this week: Sunshine On My Shoulders (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3) by Lissy Jane Only Ocean (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/only-ocean) by Sylvia McFadden Summer Knitalong - CABLES! Anything you want... but make it with at least one cable! Casting on June 1. We hope you'll join us! #makegoodcables (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Merch! (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/hoodies-tops)
May 31, 2022
72: Oh Baby!
31:36
This week we're talking about knitting for babies - what to make and (most controversial topic of all) what color to use! Some baby knit patterns you might want to knit: Hats * Bearly Bonnet (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bearly-bonnet) by Pure Stitches (free download) * Beloved (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beloved-8) by TinCanKnits * November Balaclava Mini (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/november-balaclava-mini) by PetitKnit Socks / Baby Booties * Thickmas Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thickmas-socks) by Summer Lee * Little Squirrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-squirrel-2) by TinCanKnits * Garter Stay-On Booties (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garter-stay-on-booties) by Lisa Chemery ** Sweaters** * Baby Novus (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-novus) by Laura Nelkin * Gramps (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gramps) by TinCanKnits * In Threes (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/in-threes-a-baby-cardigan): A Baby Cardigan Rompers * Small Things Romper (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/small-things-romper--sweater) by Carina Spencer * Goldkind Romper (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/goldkind-romper) by Karin Lundin *Longies and Diaper Covers * * Lamby Leggings (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lamby-leggings) by Sarah Lehto * Darling (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/darling-7) by Courtney Kelly Blankets * POP Blanket (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pop-blanket) by TinCanKnits * Chevron Baby Blanket (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevron-baby-blanket-19) by Espace Tricot * Colorful Wedges Baby Blanket (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/colorful-wedges-baby-blanket) by Purl Soho Stuffed Animals * Mochi Mochi Land (https://mochimochiland.com/) has some bigger designs * Susan B Anderson (https://ravel.me/ex788u) lots of sweet animals * Julie Williams (https://ravel.me/wxwr3m) - Little Cotton Rabbits * Rebecca Danger (https://ravel.me/1kfa6o) - The Big Book of Knitted Monsters What's on our needles this week: Sunshine On My Shoulders (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3) by Lissy Jane Saraswati Top (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saraswati-top) by Julee Mackessy Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
May 24, 2022
71: Textured Knits
35:35
We're talking about textured knitting this week! Some of our favorite designers for textured knits: Norah Gaughan (http://norahgaughan.net/) - cables, twisted stitches, exploration of pleats Brandi Cheyenne Harper (https://www.brandicheyenneharper.com/) - garter, ribbing, bulky texture Irene Lin (https://www.instagram.com/irenelin1125/) - textured fabric, cables, bobbles, lace Blue Sky Fibers (https://blueskyfibers.com) What's on our needles this week: Sunshine On My Shoulders (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3) by Lissy Jane Rift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rift-7) by Jacqueline Cieslak Get ready for our summer KAL! This round's theme is CABLES! We'll be kicking things off June 1. Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
May 17, 2022
70: Stitch Markers
36:52
We're talking about all the different ways you can use stitch markers. This week's letter is about how to preserve swatches from projects you've given as gifts. What's on our needles this week: Rift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rift-7) by Jacqueline Cieslak Sunshine on my Shoulders (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3) by Lissy Jane
May 10, 2022
69: Scotland!
33:49
Our magical leaders - Rowan Tree Travel (https://www.rowantreetravel.net) Edinburgh yarn shops: Ginger Twist (https://gingertwiststudio.com) Kathy’s Knits (http://www.kathysknits.co.uk) Some of the makers and artisans we got ot meet on our trip: Di Gilpin and Sheila Greenwell of Di Gilpin Knitwear (https://digilpin.com) Charlotte Flower - Charlotte Flower Chocolates (http://www.charlotteflowerchocolates.com) Julie Rutter of Black Isle Yarns (https://blackisleyarns.co.uk) Emily Williams of Flutterbyknits (https://flutterbyknits.com) Yasmin & Travor of Island at the Edge Croft (https://island-at-the-edge.co.uk) Tania Jones of TJ Frog (https://tjfrog.co.uk) The Canisp Sweater: https://flutterbyknits.com/pattern/canisp-sweater/ Some other places we loved: Scottish Crannog Centre (https://www.crannog.co.uk) The Highland Folk Museum (https://www.highlifehighland.com/highlandfolkmuseum/) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
May 03, 2022
68: Misfit yarn
26:30
What's on our needles this week: Sunshine on my Shoulders (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-on-my-shoulders-3) designed by Lissy Jayne Saraswati Top (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saraswati-top) designed by Julee McKessey Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com See you in two weeks!
Apr 05, 2022
67: I-Cords
32:15
We mentioned I-Cords in last week's episode! This week we're talking about what they are and how you might be use them in your projects. *Tools to create Knit an I-Cord: * * Lucet - a forked hand tool used in cord making: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucet * I-Cord Knitting machine - Emma Fahrlander demonstration video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-GET864Lbo * French Knitter - also called a knitting Nancy or a spool knitter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2deLwV1zXmA I-Cord Uses: * Drawstrings (sweaters, shorts, baby booties, more!) * Decorative feature on hats (baby hats especially) * Ties to keep a hat on your head - attach them to earflaps - TinCanKnits has a blog post (https://blog.tincanknits.com/2019/01/26/how-to-knit-an-i-cord/) featuring their Beloved Bonnet * Appliqué * Shoe laces * Cord to hold your glasses! * Garland * Interweave link to projects (https://www.interweave.com/article/knitting/4-quick-knit-i-cord-holiday-gift-projects/): macrame plant hanger, braided bracelets, jump ropes, and braided coasters, trivets, and rugs! Cast-on: I-Cord Cast-On Video Tutorial (https://brooklyntweed.com/pages/how-to-knit-i-cord-cast-on-video-tutorial) from Brooklyn Tweed - includes video, and written instructions for both knitting flat and in the round) Bind-off: - Clean, aesthetically pleasing finished edges to your project I-Cord Bind-Off tutorial (https://www.andrearangel.com/tutorial-blog/2017/5/25/i-cord-bind-off) from Andrea Rangel What's on our needles this week: Saraswati Top (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saraswati-top) by Juley Mackessey The Make Good Stashdown is almost over! We'll be going live at 4:15 EST on Saturday, April 2 to celebrate the conclusion of the stashdown! Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Mar 29, 2022
66: Plant Fibers
34:35
Designers' posts about waist shaping (not an exhaustive list, just a few that we like!): * Andrea Rangel - Dissent Mods Adding Waist Shaping (https://www.andrearangel.com/andrearangelblog/dissent-mods-adding-waist-shaping) * Amy Herzog - Waist Shaping Yes You Need Some (https://amyherzogdesigns.com/2014/02/08/waist-shaping-yes-you-need-some/) The Make Good Stashdown is still going! It will continue until March 31, so there's still a little time to join. Join the fun by posting photos with the tag #makegoodstashdown (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Mar 22, 2022
65: Your Questions
31:46
If we keep answering five question an episode, we might get caught up one of these days! The Make Good Stashdown is still going! It will continue until March 31, so there's still plenty of time to join. Join the fun by posting photos with the tag #makegoodstashdown (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Mar 15, 2022
64: Quick Fixes
32:33
Sure, there are advanced techniques for eliminating those little knitting annoyances... but sometimes you just want a quick fix that will make the problem a little less obvious. Resources Five Ways to Neatly Bind Off the Last Stitch (https://www.10rowsaday.com/neat-bindoff) What's on our needles this week: Soorik (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=soorik) designed by Gudrun Johnston Gresham Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gresham-wrap) designed by Michael Vloedman The Make Good Stashdown is still going! It will continue until March 31, so there's still plenty of time to join. Join the fun by posting photos with the tag #makegoodstashdown (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Mar 08, 2022
63: Sweater Vocab
35:18
From neck to hem, cuff to cuff, we're pulling apart the sweater and learning how to refer to all the little pieces they're made of. Pattern links for examples of design elements NECKS: * Crew Neck - Love Note (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/love-note) by TinCanKnits * V-Neck - Cumulus Blouse (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cumulus-blouse) by PetiteKnit * Scoop Neck - Worsted Boxy (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/worsted-boxy) by Joji Locatelli * Metropolis (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/metropolis-3) by Tanis Lavallee * Turtle Dove II (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turtle-dove-ii) by Espace Tricot * Boat Neck - The Weekender (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-weekender-5) by Andrea Mowry * Ballet Neck - Dissent (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dissent-3) by Andrea Rangel * Cowl Neck - Star Crossed (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/star-crossed-2) by Jacqueline Cieslak SLEEVES: * Circular - Ranunculus (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ranunculus-3) by Midair Hirose * Raglan - Flax (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flax) by TinCanKnits * Saddle Shoulder - Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono) by Stephen West * Dolman - Letho (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/letho) by Natasja Hornby * Drop Shoulder - The Weekender (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-weekender-5) by Andrea Mowry * Set-in Sleeves - The Oban Cardigan (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-oban-cardigan) by Thea Colman HEMS: * Split Hem - Junegrass Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/junegrass-pullover) by Carrie Bostick Hoge The Make Good Stashdown is still going! It will continue until March 31, so there's still plenty of time to join. Join the fun by posting photos with the tag #makegoodstashdown (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Mar 01, 2022
62: Test Knitting
31:57
This week's episode is about the test knitting process - what to expect, how to do it, and when you should probably give a testing call a pass. (Hint: It's if you don't want to to knit the thing.) *Resources: * * yarnpond.com (http://www.yarnpond.com) * @fattestknits (https://www.instagram.com/fattestknits/) * School of Sweet Georgia Modern Colourwork Knitting (https://www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/courses/modern-colourwork-knitting/) What's on our needles this week: Soorik (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soorik) designed by Gudrun Johnson Gresham Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gresham-wrap) designed by Michael Vloedman ** The Make Good Stashdown is going strong!** It's the last week of February - one month to go! Join the fun by posting photos with the tag #makegoodstashdown (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Feb 22, 2022
61: Steeking
43:09
This week we're tackling the less-scary-than-it-seems issue of steeking your projects. Cardigans, armholes, necklines - your scissors are your friend, we promise. View the transcript here (https://www.makegoodpod.com/blog/episode-61-steeking/) *Anatomy of a Steek: * * Brooklyn Tweed diagrams: Steeking (https://brooklyntweed.com/pages/steeking) Securing a Steek * Crochet technique: Tin Can Knits Tutorial (https://blog.tincanknits.com/2014/09/18/steek/) * Hand Sewing technique: Aleks Byrd Tutorial (https://www.aleks-byrd.com/blog/2019/4/12/steeking-methods-part-1-making-openings-for-merele-necks-amp-pockets) * Back Stitching Diagram (hand stitching): Embroidery How To (https://sublimestitching.com/pages/how-to-back-stitch) * Machine Sewing technique: Interweave Tutorial (https://www.interweave.com/article/knitting/3-methods-to-demystify-steeks/) Finishing a Steek * Hidden under a ribbon: Helene Magnussun Tutorial (https://icelandicknitter.com/sewing-a-ribbon/) * Steek Sandwich: Kate Davies Tutorial (https://kddandco.com/2012/04/30/steeks-3-the-sandwich/) * Knotted Steek: Tom of Holland Tutorial (https://tomofholland.com/2014/04/20/knit-and-knot-knotted-steek-tutorial/) Kate Davies' helpful blog post with great photos of different steek finishes: What is a Steek (https://kddandco.com/2014/08/15/what-is-a-steek/) An example of how to add a steek panel to a pullover pattern: Dissent Cardigan Hack (https://www.andrearangel.com/andrearangelblog/dissent-cardigan-hack) What's on our needles this week: Soorik (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soorik) designed by Gudrun Johnson Amberwing Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amberwing-socks) designed by Summer Lee The Make Good Stashdown is still going! It will continue until March 31, so there's still plenty of time to join. Join the fun by posting photos with the tag #makegoodstashdown (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Feb 15, 2022
60: Garter Stitch
29:50
Garter stitch is one of our favorite fabrics: elastic, stretchy, and squishy! NOTE: Karen said some nonsense about how to do a steeking panel during the question portion. Her nonsense was not correct. Listen to next week's episode instead of what she said here and you'll be much happier! First historical mention of garter stitch from The Lady’s Assistant for Executing Fancy and Useful Designs in Knitting, Netting and Crotchet Work here (https://archive.org/details/krl00394037/page/n19/mode/2up?view=theater) Book Recommendation Knitting for Radical Self-Care (https://www.brandicheyenneharper.com/knitting-for-radical-self-care) by Brandi Cheyenne Harper Patterns mentioned in this week's episode: Melting Marl Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melting-marl-shawl) by Stephen West Harvest (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harvest-10) by TinCanKnits A Break in Tide Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-break-in-tide-shawl) by Tif Neilan Afield (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/afield) by Fiona Alice Baby Surprise Jacket (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-surprise-jacket) by Elizabeth Zimmerman What's on our needles this week: Soorik (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soorik) designed by Gudrun Johnson Amberwing Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amberwing-socks) designed by Summer Lee The Make Good Stashdown is still going! It will continue until March 31, so there's still plenty of time to join. Join the fun by posting photos with the tag #makegoodstashdown (no year, please!) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Feb 08, 2022
59: Hand Care
33:28
Stretches we mentioned in this week's episode Front of wrist stretch: turn palm up and use the other hand to pull fingertips down and back (toward the floor/elbow) Palm stretch: backs of hands facing each other, hook your thumbs and pull (gently!) Palm stretch 2: stretch your pinkies back with your other hand Knuckle decompression: pull gently on each finger with other hand Myofascial release of the forearm - squeeze one forearm with the other tight enough that you can move the skin back and forth about an inch. Push down toward wrist and hold for 60-90 seconds. Move to another spot on your forearm and do it again. You don’t need to do every inch of your forearm! Tools and supportive aid we mentioned this week: BioTone Muscle and Join Relief Therapeutic Massage Creme (https://biotone.com/products/muscle-joint-relief-therapeutic-massage-creme-2-oz) Compression gloves (whatever you want, just a few that I like): Isotoner (https://www.amazon.com/Isotoner-Therapeutic-Finger-Compression-Medium/dp/B097JCW3JG/ref=cs_sr_dp?crid=95U2FHWKRGFY&keywords=compression+gloves&qid=1642894252&sprefix=compression+gloves,aps,112&sr=8-1&th=1) Vive Arthritis and Compression Gloves (https://www.amazon.com/Vive-Arthritis-Gloves-Compression-Osteoarthritis/dp/B00VTR6MDM/ref=sr_1_24?) Dritz makes crafting-specific ones! Available at Joann Fabrics, Michaels, and online LympheDIVAS (https://lymphedivas.com/shop-all/arm-sleeves/?gclid=Cj0KCQiArt6PBhCoARIsAMF5wajF6knx6yXjyTskFYelQ8GYuADuZP8cVgAaU1eRsS_y2M2dOkU_rtgaAt0nEALw_wcB) - compression sleeves and more! Knitting Comfortably: the ergonomics of hand knitting (https://www.amazon.com/Knitting-Comfortably-Handknitting-Carson-Demers/dp/0692824901/ref=sr_1_1?crid=29YL1OUWX88HL&keywords=knitting+comfortably+the+ergonomics+of+handknitting&qid=1643677801&sprefix=knitting+comfo%2Caps%2C115&sr=8-1) by Carson Demers Fruity Knitting podcast interview with him begins at about 40 minutes into this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yuo-99SKxxY) What's on our needles this week: Radish Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/radish-hat)by Holly Priestley Amberwing Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amberwing-socks) by Amber Lee Patterns mentioned in this week's episode: Havrelatte (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/havrelatte) by Maja Karlsson Getting Warmer (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/getting-warmer) by Espace Tricot Ursa (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ursa-3) by Jacqueline Cieslak Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Feb 01, 2022
58: Frogging
30:36
It's called "frogging" because you rip-it, rip-it, rip-it out. Then there's tinking, which is just knitting in reverse! (Technically that would be gnittink, I suppose, but let's just go with it.) I did a kind of iffy job of explaining using dental floss as a lifeline. Interweave explains it better here (https://www.interweave.com/video/yarn-hacks/lace-knitting-dental-floss-lifeline/). What's on our needles this week: Until recently: Lotta (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lotta-12) by Marie Greene Soorik by Gudrun Johnson (from The Shetland Trader, Book Three: Heritage (https://pompommag.com/collections/books/products/the-shetland-trader-book-three-heritage)) Great Gingham Pullover (no link yet, it's still in testing) by Jessie Mae Amberwing Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/amberwing-socks) by Summer Lee Make Good Stashdown KAL checkin And we're off! Use the hashtag #makegoodstashdown (no year!) to enter. Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jan 25, 2022
57: The Second Annual Make Good Stashdown!
32:58
What is the Make Good Stashdown? It's our first KAL of 2022 - you pick your project, works through some stash, and post pictures with the hashtag #makegoodstashdown Patterns suggested in this week's episode (but do what you want): Slipstravaganza (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slipstravaganza) by Stephen West Sea Glass Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-glass-sweater-2) by Wool & Pine Sea Glass Tee (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-glass-tee) by Wool & Pine The Stay Pull (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-stay-pull)by Park Williams Northeasterly (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/northeasterly) by Skeinanigans Recollect Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/recollect-cowl) by Jennifer Steingass Whatever (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/whatever) by Julie Knits in Paris Fox Paws (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fox-paws) by Xandy Peters Lucky Pieces (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lucky-pieces) by Inyoung Kim Little Checks Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-checks-socks)by Summer Lee Melting Marl Scarf (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/melting-marl-scarf) by Stephen West Scrapper Cardi (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scrapper-cardi) by Safiyyah Talley Swatchtastic (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/swatchtastic) by Tin Can Knits The Beekeeper's Quilt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt) by Tiny Owl Knits What's on our needles this week: Soorik (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/soorik) designed by Gudrun Johnson Both of Jessica's test knits are visible on Instagram: @jamesnwatts & @jessssiemae Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jan 18, 2022
56: Yarn Detectives Part 2
37:46
In Episode 55 we talked about how to the weight of mystery yarn; this week we're talking about ways to identify its fiber content. Grab your notebooks, goggles, and adventurously scientific spirit. Here we go! Smell Test * Animal fibers: it will smell like a wet sheep! Maybe a barn/hay smell too * Silk: may have an earthy or fishy smell * Synthetic fibers: generally no smell, maybe oily/artificial smell * Plant fibers: generally no smell Felting Test * Animal fibers (including silk): will felt if non-superwash * Synthetic & plant fibers: will not felt Bleach Test * Animal fibers: will fizz and dissolve in 12-24 hours * Silk: will dissolve in approximately two days * Synthetic & plant fibers: won't dissolve, may lose color Acetone Test * Synthetic fibers: will dissolve * Animal fibers, silk, and plant fibers: will not react much at all Burn Test * Animal fibers: will burn slowly and curl away from orange flame, will smell like burning hair or feathers * Silk: will burn slow and curl away, may char, may smell like burning hair or charred meat * Plant fibers: burn fast & give off smoke, leave light colored ash * cotton has a yellow flame * hemp & jute has a very bright flame * linen, hemp, and jute ash will still be in the shape of the yarn * Synthetic fibers: will burn (or really, melt!) quickly and emit a strong, black smoke What's on our needles this week: Felix Cardigan (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felix-cardigan) designed by Amy Christoffers Gresham Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gresham-wrap) designed by Michael Vloedman Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jan 04, 2022
55: Yarn Detectives Part 1
33:52
We're digging deep into your stash to help you identify yarn that might no longer have any identifying information. (Eek!) This week's question is about choosing patterns when knitting socks for larger feet. WPI (wraps her inch) and Yarn Weight Charts * Ravelry standard yarn weight chart (https://www.ravelry.com/help/yarn/weights) - WPI, ply, gauge ranges * Craft Yarn Council WPI Chart (https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/how-measure-wraps-inch-wpi) * SweetGeorgia Spinzilla Series for Calculating Fiber Quantities (https://sweetgeorgiayarns.com/2013/10/spinzilla-series-calculating-fibre-quantities-spinning/) Here's a link to a WPI tool (https://www.katrinkles.com/shop/dachshund-knitting-needle-gauge-wraps-per-inch-tool?rq=WPI), in case you're having trouble visualizing it! Tools for yardage * Mystery yarn (with WPI/weight identified) * Kitchen or postage scale (need to measure in grams) * Yarn Weight and Yards per Pound Chart * These are estimates/ranges because fiber content and yarn construction affects physical weight Patterns mentioned in this week's episode: Rye Light (https://tincanknits.com/pattern/rye-light?g=2) designed by Tin Can Knits DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.dreareneeknits.com/shop/drk-everyday-socks?category=socks) designed by Andrea Mowry What's on our needles this week: Felix Cardigan (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felix-cardigan) designed by Savory Knitting (Amy Christoffers) KAL Check-in! 10 Days left until December 31st Participate by posting pictures with #makegoodsocks on Instagram OR share comments and photos on our website (https://www.makegoodpod.com) Never too late to join! One knitter will win a $150 gift card to Scratch - you don’t have to finish to win! SOCK HOP *Join us in an Instagram Live at *4pm EST on January 1- request to join and we’ll let you go Live to show off your socks! @makegoodpod Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Dec 21, 2021
54: Hats
39:37
We've chatted about lots of types of hats in this episode. Please enjoy some pictures to show you what we did our best to describe! Beanies or Toques https://images4-g.ravelrycache.com/uploads/PaulaMknits/671969296/CARA1_medium2.jp CARA Mütze (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cara-mutze) by Susanne Müller Beret or Tam https://images4-f.ravelrycache.com/uploads/jamestwashere/663878350/ravelryberetphotoeditmedium2.jpeg Best Beret (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/best-beret) by James N Watts https://images4-g.ravelrycache.com/uploads/ginni/761038924/508412385480b7bdcb6c3b_medium2.jpg Gitchi-Gami Tam (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gitchi-gami-tam) by Virginia Sattler-Reimer Billed https://images4-g.ravelrycache.com/uploads/WoollyWormhead/110724065/webp/Blog.Camden.Roberta.3_medium2.webp#jpg Camden Cap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/camden-cap) by Woolly Wormhead Bonnet https://images4-f.ravelrycache.com/uploads/KatLinn/701875504/A2_medium2.JPG Sunshine Bonnet (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshine-bonnet-2) by Katarina Linnhagen Cloche https://images4-g.ravelrycache.com/uploads/LauraNelkin/244706373/webp/folly1webmedium2.webp#jpg Folly Cloche (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/folly-cloche) by Laura Nelkin Earflap Hat https://images4-f.ravelrycache.com/uploads/throughtheloops/648952073/Thorpe243medium2.jpg Thorpe (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thorpe) by Kristen Kapur Pixie https://images4-g.ravelrycache.com/uploads/WoollyWormhead/673685858/Pixie.2.LR_medium2.jpg Get Garter - Pixie (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/get-garter---pixie) by Woolly Wormhead *Stocking * https://images4-g.ravelrycache.com/uploads/ImaginedLandscape/814522199/annegreencables4medium2.png Anne of Green Cables Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anne-of-green-cables-hats) by Sarah Schira Patterns mentioned in this week's episode: Ghost Ranch (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ghost-ranch)by Andrea Mowry What's on our needles this week: Deliciosa (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/deliciosa) by Norah Gaughan Make Good Socks KAL We're still rolling through December 31! Tag us #makegoodpod. Announcement about the finale celebration will come next week! Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Dec 14, 2021
53: Leftovers and Minis
29:02
From visible mending to stashbuster projects, friendship bracelets to bunny nuggest, this week's episode is full of ideas for how to use up the little bits of yarn that survive a project. (Assuming you didn't lose yarn chicken, that is!) Aunt Bethany & her knitting (https://youtu.be/ghwZvh6Q1bY?t=76) * Punch needle * Colorwork! * Embroidery * Pom Poms * Stripes! No one can stop you. Stripes. * Shoelaces and icords and drawstrings - you'll need a [Lucet](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucet) *Friendship bracelets * Macrame & wall hangings * Knit tiny things (think [MochiMochiLand](https://mochimochiland.com) for inspiration) * Weaving * Make a blanket or rug! * Felting (if you have lots of non-super wash bits!) * Decor! Hand roll them into tiny balls and pop them in a glass bottle or jar * Practice new stitches and techniques with leftover bits * STASHBUSTER PROJECTS! Patterns mentioned in this week's episode: Scotty Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scotty-sweater) by PetiteKnit Late Bloomer Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/late-bloomer-mittens) by Kristin Ledgett Bunny Nuggets (https://www.madisonknittersguild.org/resources/Documents/patterns/Pattern%20Source%20Files/Critter%20Source%20FIles/Revised%20Aug%2028%202019/Bunny%20Nuggets_Rev_Aug_28_2019.pdf) by Rebecca Danger What's on our needles this week: Ursa Canis (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ursa-canis) by Jacqueline Cieslak Make Good Socks KAL We're still rolling through December 31! Tag us #makegoodpod. Announcement about the finale celebration will come next week! Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Dec 07, 2021
52: Minisode: A Year of Gratitude
19:32
This week we're answering questions! Picking out woven-in ends, the ethics of double-dipping in knitalongs (go for it!), does it count as handmade if you use a knitting machine?, and how to achieve a good fit as a new sweater knitter. Swanky Emu Knits (https://www.swankyemuknits.com) What's on our needles this week: Ursa Canis (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ursa-canis) designed by Jacqueline Cieslak Vanilla is the New Black (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanilla-is-the-new-black-sport--dk) designed by Anneh Fletcher The Make Good Socks knitalong is going until the end of December! Tag #makegoodsocks on instagram to enter. We're still going until December 31! Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Nov 30, 2021
51: Picking Up Stitches
40:38
Picking up stitches allows you to knit multi-directional fabric, button bands, heel-flap socks, and so many more things! Here are a few helpful links to videos that will show you how to pick up your stitches. Vertical Stitches How to Pick Up Stitches for a Button Band or a Collar (https://youtu.be/g1NXRgzsnEk) from Cocoknits Picking Up Stitches Along a Vertical Edge Tutorial (https://youtu.be/p9XQxUAvtMM) from Purl Soho Horizontal Stitches Picking Up Sts Along a Finished Edge (https://youtu.be/9NYuN-Vt92Q) from Roxanne Richardson Picking Up Stitches Along a Horizontal Edge Tutorial (https://youtu.be/_zIaUlG6zMg) from Purl Soho More Pick Up Techniques Picking Up Heel Gusset Stitches (https://youtu.be/meijdfZQ3Lo) from Under the Olive Tree Knits Picking Up Stitches in Garter Stitch Tutorial (https://youtu.be/N7HuRXWsnfU) from Purl Soho Picking Up Stitches Purlwise Tutorial (https://youtu.be/4rtI85uP4rU) from Purl Soho Make Good Socks KAL On instagram (hashtag #makegoodsocks) or here on this blog post (https://www.makegoodpod.com/blog/kal-make-good-socks/)! What's on our needles this week: Vanilla Is the New Black (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanilla-is-the-new-black) designed by Anneh Fletcher DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) designed by Andrea Mowry Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Nov 23, 2021
50: Knitting Socks
44:03
It's a sock knitting vocabulary quiz (hint: 10 points for already knowing something, 10 points for learning something new. Everyone wins!) Our Dear Scratch letter this week is about choosing sweater patterns as a new sweater knitter. Left-hand dominant Ravelry knit & crochet group: On the Other Hand (https://www.ravelry.com/groups/on-the-other-hand) Vocabulary terms you might encounter when you're knitting socks! Cuff - the very top of your socks that hugs your ankle or at some point on your leg Leg - the “body” of your sock above your heel and below the cuff Heel - this is the curved or L-shaped bend of your sock that accommodates your heel some kinds: short row heels, heel flap, afterthought heels, peasant heels (https://www.interweave.com/article/knitting/afterthought-peasant-sock-heels/) Gusset - shaping in the foot of the sock to accommodate movement Toe Shaping some kinds: wedge toe, round toe, left & right toe Graft - also called kitchener stitch Extra Credit: Negative Ease - ease is the degree to which your finished garment is larger (positive) or smaller (negative) than your body; ideal negative ease for socks is about 10% negative ease in terms of circumference & length Make Good Socks KAL On instagram (hashtag #makegoodsocks) or here on this blog post (https://www.makegoodpod.com/blog/kal-make-good-socks/)! What's on our needles this week: Deliciosa Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/deliciosa) designed by Norah Gaughan Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) designed by Andrea Mowry Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Nov 16, 2021
49: Gift Knits
34:43
No pressure. NO PRESSURE. But maybe you want to make some things for people this holiday season, and we have a few ideas. Some suggested patterns mentioned in this week's episode: Hats * Porty Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/porty-hat) by Ysolda Teague * Garter Snake Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/garter-snake-hat) by Lavanya Patricella * Rhett (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rhett-2) by Meghan Babin Cowls * An Elastic Product (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/an-elastic-product) by Karida Collins * Sunset Mesa Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-sunset-mesa-cowl)by Jennifer Berg * Gabby Love Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gabby-love-cowl) by Louis Boria Mittens & Socks * The World’s Simplest Mittens (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-worlds-simplest-mittens) by Tin Can Knits * Green Mountain (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/green-mountain-mitts)Mitts by Fatimah Hinds * For Joy and Comfort (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/for-joy--comfort) by Tif Neilan * DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry What's on our needles this week: Cinnabar Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) by Andrea Mowry Deliciosa (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/deliciosa) by Norah Gaughan Biotone Joint Relief Massage Creme (https://biotone.com/collections/muscle-joint-relief-therapeutic-massage-creme/products/muscle-joint-relief-therapeutic-massage-creme-16oz) The stretches in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRLWAE859kg) are pretty great! Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Nov 09, 2021
Episode 48: Knitting Styles
34:21
Lots of tutorials with different styles! Continental Style (picking) (also called German, European): Video: How to Knit Continental (https://www.youtu.be/Bqua0MP7pF4) *Norwegian Purl *: Video: How to Norwegian Purl (https://www.youtu.be/0DkwcejowiI) English Style (throwing) (also called American): Video: How to Knit English Style (https://youtu.be/aQmSJsowdyU) Flicking (lever knitting) (also called Peruvian, Catholic, Australian, Irish Cottage): Video: How to Lever Knit (https://youtu.be/wdIbvBz01yI) Combination : Video: How to Combination Knit (https://youtu.be/YerRyOYFeJU) Portuguese (Incan, Andean or Turkish - practiced all over the world): Video: How to Portuguese Knit (neck) (https://youtu.be/qxBZUZw2vlc) Shetland Knitting (also called: Pit knitting, Scottish, Shetland, From the Hip, Old Way) Video about Shetland Knitters who knit over 200 stitches per minute (https://youtu.be/4ibP2YH6QCI) CWA Knitting Competition 1971 (https://youtu.be/wIFvvwsRTCA) To see great short videos of knitting different techniques, visit @dankfiber (https://www.instagram.com/dankfiber/) on instagram! What's on our needles this week: Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) designed by Andrea Mowry Gresham Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gresham-wrap) designed by Michael Vloedman KNITTING CARTOON CHICKENS EXIST! (https://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-1833542-cartoon-hens-knitting-chicken-coop) *Make Good Socks KAL * begins this Sunday, November 7. Join us on Instagram (@makegoodpod) or get the details here (https://www.makegoodpod.com/blog/kal-make-good-socks/). Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Nov 02, 2021
Episode 47: Rhinebeck or Bust
41:02
Our shopping haul from the weeknd: * Designs by Yasmen: store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsByYasmen?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=724130547) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/designsbyyasmen/?hl=en) * Woodsy and Wild: store (https://woodsyandwild.com) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/woodsy_and_wild/) * Woolens and Nosh: store (https://www.woolensandnosh.com) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/woolensandnosh/) * Queen City Yarn: store (https://queencityyarn.com) | Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/queencityyarn/) * The Shetland Trader, Book Three (https://pompommag.com/collections/books/products/the-shetland-trader-book-three-heritage) by Gudrun Johnston * Craeft (https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393356571) by Alexander Langlands * madder root: store (https://madderroot.com) | Instagram (https://instagram.com/madderrootmaine) * Sawkill Farm: store (https://sawkillfarm.com) | Instagram (https://instagram.com/sawkillfarm) Dutchess County Fairgrounds (https://www.dutchessfair.com) I lowkey think Jessica invented the dickey thing. I can't find it on Ravelry. Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Oct 26, 2021
Episode 46: Junction Fiber Mill
44:22
Junction Fiber Mill website (https://junctionfibermill.com) Instagram: @junctionfibermill (https://www.instagram.com/junctionfibermill/) Savage Hart Farm (https://savagehartfarm.com) (Peggy's farm!) What's on our needles: Belfast Cardigan (https://brooklyntweed.com/products/belfast) by Véronik Avery Zipper Sweate (https://www.petiteknit.com/products/zipper-sweater-2?variant=32370159452215)r by PetitKnit Upcoming: Indie Untangled Handmade Swap Check out the details here (https://scratch-makerspace.myshopify.com/admin/articles/557373423787) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Oct 12, 2021
Episode 45: Superwash
44:14
A helpful YouTube video about the GOTS-certified organic process (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMmLCPuerQg) Non-toxic EXP finishing diagram (https://www.schoeller-wool.com/35588/Products/Industrial-yarns/EXP/index_group.aspx) What's on our needles this week: Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke Upcoming: Indie Untangled Handmade Swap Check out the details here (https://scratch-makerspace.myshopify.com/admin/articles/557373423787) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Oct 05, 2021
Episode 44: Bucket List
33:51
This week is all about someday wishlists. Karen's dream projects: * Celestarium (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celestarium) by Audry Nicklin * A brioche sweater * Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) by Andrea Mowry * Something with the Roosimine technique (like these patterns (http://www.aleks-byrd.com/patterns) by Aleks Byrd) * Beekeepers Quilt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt) by Tiny Owl Knits * STEEKING. Here's the sweater I failed at Jessica's dream projects: * Lara Jacket (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lara-jacket) by Shiny Superhero * A hap! The Book of Haps (https://www.shopkdd.com/the-book-of-haps) by Kate Davies * One pair of socks every month What's on our needles this week: Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke Upcoming: Indie Untangled Handmade Swap Check out the details here (https://scratch-makerspace.myshopify.com/admin/articles/557373423787) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Sep 28, 2021
Episode 43: Mistakes!
36:08
Tutorials that might help you fix a few specific mistakes: * Dropped Stitch tutorial (https://cocoknits.com/blogs/knit-tutorials/how-to-fix-dropped-stitches-part-i-stockinette-stitch) by Cocoknits * Fixing a Miscrossed Cable (https://youtu.be/hvkTYnmdoAo) video tutorial by Purl Hunter * Dropping back & Duplicate Stitch (http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/archives/2006/06/20/all_is_not_lost.html) tutorial by Stephanie McFee (aka the Yarn Harlot) What's on our needles this week: Julie Asselin Bouclé (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/boucle) Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Sep 21, 2021
Episode 42: Knitting History
28:34
Here's the spinny colorwork thing I was talking about! From a painting by Ambrogio Lorenzetti of Siena, ca. 1345. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1339/1343/files/Lorenzetti_1345.jpg?v=1631496664 Do you want to get your hands on your very own copy of A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt? You can follow this link to Indiebound (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781931499378) and source one from an independent bookseller! What's on our needles this week: Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke Indie Untangled Scholarship Fill out the scholarship application (https://indieuntangled.com/scholarship-application/) for yourself, or you can nominate someone else! Applications will be accepted through September 20, 2021 and scholarship recipients will be notified by September 30, 2021 via email. Recipients will not be announced publicly. Upcoming: Indie Untangled Handmade Swap Check out the details here (https://scratch-makerspace.myshopify.com/admin/articles/557373423787) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Sep 14, 2021
Episode 41: Clean It Up
32:44
Webbing Clothes Moths (https://extension.umaine.edu/home-and-garden-ipm/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2011/04/Clothes-Moths.jpg) Some tools you might want to have on hand: Soak Eco Wash Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/eco-wash-bag?_pos=1&_sid=b2c1f0639&_ss=r) Soak Wool Wash (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/vendors?q=Soak) Cocoknits Sweater Care Kit (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/sweater-care-kit?_pos=18&_sid=08dafa117&_ss=r) Oxo Good Grips Folding Sweater Drying Rack (https://www.containerstore.com/s/laundry-cleaning/drying-racks-accessories/oxo-good-grips-folding-sweater-drying-rack/12d?productId=10034926&theme=laundry%20drying%20rack&pos=11) Gleener (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/gleener-ultimate-fuzz-remover-fabric-shaver?_pos=1&_sid=b97c766fa&_ss=r) What's on our needles this week: Jessica: Nothing! What even. Fake. Karen: Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke Our Scratch Supply Co. 5th birthday will be happening September 17-19. Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Sep 07, 2021
Episode 40: Customize Your Knits
36:00
Patterns we talked about in this episode: The Weekender (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-weekender-5) designed by Andrea Mowry Tomás Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tomas-pullover) designed by Joji Locatelli Roosimine Knitting! That's the Estonian colorwork technique I couldn't remember the name of. Here's some more information (http://www.aleks-byrd.com/blog/2019/6/2/roosimine) from Alekx Byrd. It looks like this! https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/537a99a7e4b0cb63d6fce0a8/1609176808797-6QHXSOLSFU0IGSS7FOEM/Aleks-Byrd-Kallike-Cowl-flatlay-Aleks-Byrd-Designs-web.jpg?format=1000w What's on our needles this week: Everywhere Bags by Homebody Fibers (https://www.etsy.com/shop/homebodyfibers?ref=seller-platform-mcnav) @homebodyfibers Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Keep an eye on our instagram - the winner will be announced today! Check out all the amazing finished (or not-quite-finished) projects at the hashtag #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Aug 31, 2021
Episode 39: Cotton!
34:20
### Indie Untangled Giveaway Details (https://www.makegoodpod.com/articles/indieuntangled2021)
Aug 24, 2021
Episode 38: Comfort Knitting
27:21
This week we chat about the knitting that happens when everything feels overwhelming. We've got suggestions for projects that will carry you through whatever is bringing you down. Patterns: Crystal Star Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crystal-star-wrap) by Jen Peck (https://www.instagram.com/websterstreetknittery/) Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) by Andrea Mowry (https://www.instagram.com/dreareneeknits/) Any sock pattern (https://ravel.me/8vdxpu) Dishcloths (and towels, etc!) (https://ravel.me/c3dfmr) Baby sweaters (https://ravel.me/9ui5w7) What's on our needles this week: Gresham Wrap (https://blueskyfibers.com/product/gresham-wrap/) designed by Michael Vloedman make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! There are only two weeks left, but that's plenty of time to join us for our summer KAL. Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Aug 17, 2021
Episode 37: Socks!
43:04
One of the few types of knitting (along with hats, scarves, shawls, and mittens... I'm primarily a sweater knitter, okay?) you can do without a pattern! Great Sock Resource: The Knitter’s Book of Socks (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780307586803) by Clara Parkes Patterns: Little Squirrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-squirrel-2)by TinCanKnits - worsted weight top down house - great house socks! Vanilla Is the New Black (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanilla-is-the-new-black) by Anneh Fletcher - top down ribbed increase heel Now and Next Sock (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/now--next-socks)by Marceline Smith - top down, unique toe closure with no Kitchener What's on our needles this week: Gresham Wrap (https://blueskyfibers.com/product/gresham-wrap/) designed by Michael Vloedman make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Aug 10, 2021
Episode 36: Swanky Emu!
32:52
Where to find Swanky Emu Knits (Sarah Krentz) online: * Swanky Emu Knits (https://www.swankyemuknits.com) * @swankyemuknits (https://www.instagram.com/swankyemuknits/) on Instagram What's on our needles this week: Outline tank (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/outline-tee) by Jessie Mae make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Aug 03, 2021
Episode 35: Rhinebeck Sweaters
31:25
It's the time of year when we start to think about apple cider donuts in the crisp fall air of upstate New York. @Squidney (https://www.instagram.com/squidneyknits/) - Sydney Crabaugh @tentacularly (https://www.instagram.com/tentacularly/) - Jenzilla YarnSub.com (https://yarnsub.com) The Rhinebeck Sweater Lookbook (https://issuu.com/ysoldastewartteague/docs/the_rhinebeck_sweater_lookbook) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jul 27, 2021
Episode 34: Cast-ons!
46:54
We're back! We missed you! Techniques we talked about this week: Backward loop cast on - tutorial by Cocoknits (https://cocoknits.com/blogs/knit-tutorials/how-to-backward-loop-cast-on) Knitted cast on - tutorial by Tin Can Knits (https://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/06/14/knitted-cast-on/) Cable cast on - tutorial by Purl Soho (https://www.purlsoho.com/create/cable-cast-on/) Long Tail cast on - tutorial by Brooklyn Tweed (https://brooklyntweed.com/pages/casting-on) Old Norwegian (aka German Twisted) cast on - tutorial by Very Pink Knits (https://verypink.com/2012/01/04/german-twistedold-norwegian-cast-on/) Provisional cast on - tutorial by Purl Soho (https://www.purlsoho.com/create/provisional-cast-on-video/) Tubular cast on - tutorial by Andrea Mowry (https://youtu.be/RbElPT1bCg8) Jeny's surprisingly stretchy cast on - tutorial by Jeny Staiman (https://youtu.be/3n8E3I6Cg2k) I-cord cast on - tutorial by Brooklyn Tweed (https://brooklyntweed.com/pages/how-to-knit-i-cord-cast-on-video-tutorial) Garter Tab cast on - tutorial by Stephen West (https://youtu.be/60eSIfHjMow) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jul 20, 2021
Episode 33: Wardrobe Planning
1:00:33
Resources we mentioned this episode: Trello (http://www.trello.com) Workflowy (https://workflowy.com/hi/) Merchant and Mills Maker's Journal (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/makers-journal) MyBodyModel (http://www.mybodymodel.com) Some designers you might want to follow who show you different ways to style your knits Annie Lupton - @bohochicfiberco (https://www.instagram.com/bohochicfiberco/) Maxim Cyr - @maxtheknitter (https://www.instagram.com/maxtheknitter/) Andrea Mowry - @dreareneeknits (https://www.instagram.com/dreareneeknits/) Denise Bayron - @bayronhandmade (https://www.instagram.com/bayronhandmade/) Isabell Kraemer - @lilalu72 (https://www.instagram.com/lilalu72/) Romi Hill - @romidesigns (https://www.instagram.com/romidesigns/) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jul 06, 2021
Episode 32: Pride: Dyer Spotlight!
36:59
Instagram accounts for dyers we talk about this week: Alwan Sultan Fiber - @alwansultan (https://www.instagram.com/alwansultanfiber/) Ken Yan - @isthatkenyarn (https://www.instagram.com/isthatkenyarn/) Urban Girl Yarn - @urbangirlyarns (https://www.instagram.com/urbangirlyarns/) Whimzee Stitches - @whimzeestitches (https://www.instagram.com/whimzeestitches/) Neighborhood Fiber Co. - @neighborhoodfiberco (https://www.instagram.com/neighborhoodfiberco/) Plied Yarn Co - @pliedyarnco (https://www.instagram.com/pliedyarnco/) Cabin Boy Knits - @cabinboyknits (https://www.instagram.com/cabinboyknits/) KnittinBro - @knittinbro (https://www.instagram.com/knittinbro/) Toil & Trouble - @toiltrouble (https://www.instagram.com/toiltrouble/) Junkyarn - @wraybot (https://www.instagram.com/wraybot/) Purl Scout Yarns - @purlscoutyarns (https://www.instagram.com/purlscoutyarns/) M3 Yarn - @emtothethird (https://www.instagram.com/emtothethird/) A Verb for Keeping Warm - @avfkw (https://www.instagram.com/avfkw/) A Hundred Ravens - @ahundredravens (https://www.instagram.com/ahundredravens/) Sunflower Knit - @sunflowerknit (https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerknit/) I Am Fully Spun - @iamfullyspun (https://www.instagram.com/iamfullyspun/) Undercover Otter - @undercover_otter (https://www.instagram.com/undercover_otter/) Star Bath Dyes - @starbathdyes (https://www.instagram.com/starbathdyes/) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! We'll be casting on on Instagram live on Friday, July 2 at 4pm. Join us! @makegoodpod End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jun 29, 2021
Episode 31: Pride: Designer Spotlight!
33:43
Instagram accounts for designers we talk about this week: Ana Campos - @circlestitches (https://www.instagram.com/circlestitches/) Malia Mae Joseph - @maliamaejoseph (https://www.instagram.com/maliamaejoseph/) ash alberg - @sunflowerknit (https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerknit/) Michael Green - @mdgreen85 (https://www.instagram.com/mdgreen85/) Fatimah Hinds - @disturbingthefleece (https://www.instagram.com/disturbingthefleece/) Corrado Lark - @corradolark (https://www.instagram.com/corradolark/) Francois Danoy - @arohaknits (https://www.instagram.com/arohaknits/) Maxim Cyr - @maxtheknitter (https://www.instagram.com/maxtheknitter/) Sarah K - @swankyemuknits (https://www.instagram.com/swankyemuknits/) Tommy Schafer - @edible_chrome (https://www.instagram.com/edible_chrome/) Louis Boria - @brooklynboyknits (https://www.instagram.com/brooklynboyknits/) James N. Watts - @jamesnwatts (https://www.instagram.com/jamesnwatts/) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! We'll be casting on on Instagram live on Friday, July 2 at 4pm. Join us! @makegoodpod End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jun 22, 2021
Episode 30: Eyelets
37:08
You know, all those on-purpose holes in your knitting! Patterns we mentioned in this episode: Drift Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drift-12) by Kristen Finlay April Springtide (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/april-springtide) by Angela Tong Celia and the Moon (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celia-and-the-moon-shawl) by Lavanya Patricella Snowfall (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowfall-hat-3) by Francoise Danoy (side note - we just learned that we've been totally butchering the pronunciation of her name! We'll correct ourselves in next week's recording.) Open Edge Tee (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/open-edge-tee) by Jessie Maed Designs Moon Link Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/moon-link-cowl) by Tif Neilan Mile Forward (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mile-forward) by Mara Licole What's on our needles this week? Rift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rift-7) by Jacqueline Cieslak Dingley Dell (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dingley-dell) by Isabelle Kraemer Summer KAL: the Jessie MAED-ALONG Any Jessie Mae pattern! makegoodmaedalong Send us your questions at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Jun 15, 2021
Episode 29: Fiber Festivals
32:07
We're reopening the shop for in-store shopping (hooray!), so we're doing a minisode this week! New yarn in the shop! * SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/merino-silk-lace) * Shirley Brian Yarns Soko Sock Sets (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/soko-sock-sets) Festivals! * Squam (https://www.squamartworkshops.com) - Instagram @squamlove * Rhinebeck (https://sheepandwool.com/) (ie. New York Sheep and Wool) * Vogue Knitting Live! (https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=vogue+knitting+live&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) - Instagram @vogueknitlive
Jun 08, 2021
Episode 28: I Like Big Bags
38:15
You need a project bag because otherwise your knitting gets out of control! Large Bags * Artifact Bags - Knitters Totes (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/artifact-bags) * Ritual Dyes - Knitter's Backpack (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/knitters-backpack) Medium Bags * Magner Co. - Knitty Gritty Project Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/magner-co-project-bags) * Casey + his amazing dog (https://www.instagram.com/p/CNab9zLLGvX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link) * Cocoknits - Kraft Caddy (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/kraft-caddy) * Cocoknits - Four Corners Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/linen-cloth-bag-medium) Small Bags * adKnits - Drawstring bags (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/maker_adknits?) * Shirley Brian Yarns - Kitchener-Saurus Rex Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/kitchener-saurus-rex-bag) * Blue Sky Fibers - Drawstring Bags (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/drawstring-project-bag) Notions Pouches * Ritual Dyes - Moon Pouch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/moon-pouch) * Cocoknit Accessory Roll - Kraft (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/accessory-roll?_pos=2&_sid=4a521d9b7&_ss=r) and Gray (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/accessory-roll-gray?_pos=1&_sid=4a521d9b7&_ss=r) * Uta Notions Clutch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/uta-notions-clutch) Bag Makers from the World Outside of Scratch * Woodsy & Wild (https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiS95aAnfXwAhWUisgKHRJ6AMkYABAAGgJxdQ&ae=2&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESP-D2SlwxaXZzoHY49katJ1MiDivVtnDhgBDEKZ7SPS9sWdHoHWdkk9JxIvO6FdTMbTS9MzxOShi1rFG21Kb4Zw&sig=AOD64_3L_XeEFFg8JXoWP8pBDOhgl_rjcw&q&adurl&ved=2ahUKEwiJlY2AnfXwAhWhFVkFHc2vAnEQ0Qx6BAgCEAE&dct=1) * Hide & Hammer (https://www.hideandhammer.co.uk) * Nerdbird Makery (https://www.nerdbirdmakery.com/category/tote) What's on our needles Ripple Buttshorts (https://payhip.com/b/MjeF) designed by Jessie Maed Tomás Pullover (https://www.jojiknits.com/product-page/tomás-pullover) designed by Joji Locatelli Don't put duct tape inside your boots! It will move over time and you'll end up with a gummy mess.
Jun 01, 2021
Episode 27: Only the Lonely
38:16
Our blog post about Indie Spotlight designers is here (https://blog.scratchsupplyco.com/stitchwitch/indie-spotlight-on...-designers). Single skein patterns we mentioned this episode: Provenance Mitts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/provenance-mitts) by Michael Green (this one is cheating a little because it's for two single skeins!) Sankofa Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sankofa-cowl) by Michael Green Charlize (https://www.vanessasmithdesigns.com/patterns/charlize) shawl by Vanessa Smith Emberly (https://www.vanessasmithdesigns.com/patterns/emberly) hat by Vanessa Smith Kingdrape (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kingdrape) shawl by Corrado Lark Scrappy Plied Two-Night Stand (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scrappy-plied-two-night-strand) hat by Corrado Lark Glass Ceiling Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/glass-ceiling-hat) by Jennifer Lassonde Tan House Brook Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tan-house-brook-shawl) by Jennifer Lassonde Designer Instagrams Michael Green - @mdgreen85 (https://www.instagram.com/mdgreen85/) Vanessa Smith - @vanessasmithdesigns (https://www.instagram.com/vanessasmithdesigns/) Corrado Lark - @corradolark (https://www.instagram.com/CorradoLark/) Jennifer Lassonde @bostonjen1 (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scrappy-plied-two-night-strand) Swanky Emu Knits (https://www.swankyemuknits.com) Sorrell Soiree! Sunday, May 30 Local: 10am-noon in front of the shop (1 Court St, Lebanon NH) Not local: All day online! Post with *#makegoodsorrel * We'll be choosing the winner of our contest on Monday, May 31.
May 25, 2021
Episode 26: Do You See What I See?
36:21
RadioLab episode about color - Colors (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/episodes/211119-colors) Stephen West on Instagram: @westknits (http://www.instagram.com/westknits) Either way, great progress for bébé. What's on our needles this week? Barnhardt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barnhardt), designed by Norah Gaughan Sorrel soiree! Sunday, March 30, 10am-noon (if you're local) or all day on Instagram! makegoodsorrel
May 18, 2021
Episode 25: Marling and Marling
38:29
Marling is both a technique you can do in your knitting, and a type of yarn. Patterns we mentioned in this episode: * Roy G. Biv (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/roy-g-biv-6), designed by by Park Williams * Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono), designed by Stephen West Magic Knot Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=7pr6n4kEFgY&feature=youtu.be) Yarn we mentioned this week: * Spincycle Yarns Dream State (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/dream-state) * Spincycle Yarns Versus (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/versus) * Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/shelter) * Brooklyn Tweed Loft (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/loft) * Plied (https://www.pliedyarns.com)
May 11, 2021
Episode 24: Burnout
30:22
May 04, 2021
Episode 23: Mending
44:08
What do you do if you tear, snag, or stain your hand knits... or have a (gasp) MOTH ATTACK? This week we talk mending! @bookhou (https://www.instagram.com/bookhou/) on instagram: visible mending tutorials/videos Some materials you might want to have on hand: Darning Mushroom (https://www.bookhou.com/collections/for-makers/products/mushroom) Mending Kit (https://www.bookhou.com/collections/for-makers/products/mending-kit) Darning & Mending Loom (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/katrinkles/products/darning-mending-loom-kit) by Katrinkles Sorrel Soiree! Hashtag to enter: #makegoodsorrel Follow us on instagram @makegoodpod (instagram.com/makegoodpod)
Apr 27, 2021
Episode 22: Speckled, Marled, Variegated, Oh My!!!
43:51
We're talking about the aesthetic of the yarn, not the fiber content or construction. Spring Knitalong: Sorrel Sweaters! on Wool & Pine's website Spring Sorrel (https://www.woolandpine.com/spring-sorrel) Summer Sorrel (https://www.woolandpine.com/product-page/summer-sorrel) Sorrel (https://www.woolandpine.com/product-page/sorrel) Spring Knitalong: Sorrel Sweaters! on Ravelry Spring Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-sorrel) Summer Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-sorrel) Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sorrel-15) #makegoodsorrel What's On Our Needles Ripple Buttshorts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ripple-buttshorts) designed by Jessie Maed Barnhardt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barnhardt) designed by Norah Gaughan Email your questions to dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Apr 20, 2021
Episode 21: Warm Weather Knits
55:00
Make a good warm weather knit choice! Patterns we mentioned in this episode: * Drift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drift-12) designed by Kristen Finlay * Edie (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/edie-8) designed by Isabell Kraemer * Good Day Tee (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/good-day-tee) designed by Annie Lupton * Lounging Top (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lounging-top--fingering) designed by Joji Locatelli * Median (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/median) designed by Andi Satterlund * Rift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rift-7) designed by Jacqueline Cieslak * Trusty Toe Up Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trusty-toe-up-socks) designed by Tanis Lavallee * DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) designed by Andrea Mowry * Sundae Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sundae-socks) designed by Shannon Squire * Elephant Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/elephant-socks) designed by Dawn Handerson Elizabeth Zimmerman's Sewn Bind Off Tutorial (https://www.andrearangel.com/tutorial-blog/sewnbindoff) (not a video) by Andrea Rangel The Sorrel KAL Continues! Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sorrel-15) Spring Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-sorrel) Summer Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-sorrel) ... all designed by Wool & Pine What's on our needles this week Barnhardt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barnhardt) by Norah Gaughan Ripple Buttshorts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ripple-buttshorts) by Jessie Maed Have a question you'd like us to answer on a future episode? Email us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Apr 13, 2021
Episode 20: Counterfeit Goods
38:23
Today we're talking about the counterfeit Chiaogoo needles currently being sold on Amazon and how to protect yourself when shopping online. *How to spot a fake: *Chiaogoo's guide to spotting counterfeit needle sets (http://www.chiaogoo.com/counterfeits/) The real deal: * Twist Mini/Shortie Set US 0-3 (Red) (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/chiaogoo-interchangeable-sets/products/chiaogoo-2-3-twist-mini-shortie-interchangeable-set) * Twist Shortie Set US 2-8 (Blue) (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/chiaogoo-interchangeable-sets/products/chiaogoo-2-3-twist-shortie-interchangeable-set-us-4-8) Sorrel Kits at Scratch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/make-good-sorrel-kal) Spring Knitalong: Sorrel Sweaters! on Wool & Pine's website Spring Sorrel (https://www.woolandpine.com/spring-sorrel) Summer Sorrel (https://www.woolandpine.com/product-page/summer-sorrel) Sorrel (https://www.woolandpine.com/product-page/sorrel) Spring Knitalong: Sorrel Sweaters! on Ravelry Spring Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spring-sorrel) Summer Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/summer-sorrel) Sorrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sorrel-15) Instagram live @makegood Sunday, April 11 #makegoodsorrel What's on our needles? Barnhardt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barnhardt), designed by Norah Gaughan, knit in Julie Asselin Nurtured (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/nurtured) Ripple Buttshorts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ripple-buttshorts), designed by Jessie Maed, knit in Farmers Daughter Moon Sisters (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/the-farmers-daughter-fibers/products/blush-bashful-fingering-weight) Patterns mentioned in Dear Scratch this week Little Black Skirt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-black-skirt), designed by Skeindeer Knits Alaska Skirt, (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alaska-skirt) designed by Alexandria Wenninger Lotta dress (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lotta-12), designed by Marie Greene Send us your questions at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Apr 06, 2021
Episode 19: Find Your Fit
57:44
This week we talk about making decisions about fit and ease to create knitted garments you'll love! Embody (https://pompommag.com/products/embody-jacqueline-cieslak) by Jacquelline Cieslak My Body Model (https://www.mybodymodel.com) Designers we talked about this week: Jessie Maed (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/jessie-maed-designs) PoisonGrrls (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/poison-grrls) Patterns mentioned in this week's episode: Sandoval Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sandoval) designed by This Bird Knits Barnhardt Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barnhardt) designed by Norah Gaughan Flutter Buttshorts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flutter-buttshorts) designed by Jessie Maed Justin's Flannel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/justins-flannel) designed by Alicia Plummer Sisterhood Set (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sisterhood-set) designed by Jen Peck email your questions to dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Follow us on instagram @makegoodpod
Mar 23, 2021
Episode 18: Colorwork
48:29
This week we're talking about colorwork! Stranded (or fairisle), mosaic, intarsia, brioche, how to catch floats, what to do with dominant colors.... this is a 10,000 foot view of a variety of colorwork methods and techniques. This week's Dear Scratch letter gets a sort-of answer about yarn weight substitution. Catching Floats tutorial (https://paper-tiger.net/2015/03/19/trapping-long-floats-in-stranded-colorwork/) Colour Dominance (https://ysolda.com/blogs/journal/colour-dominance) by Ysolda Teague Tools mentioned in this episode: colorwork rings (https://corinalunita.com/products/knitting-colorwork-ring) from Corina Lunita Portugese knitting pin (https://www.atomicknitting.co.uk/portuguese-knitting-pins/) from Atomic Knitting Patterns mentioned in this episode: Mosaic: Promises in the Dark (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/promises-in-the-dark) by Cheryl Faust Mosaic: Assookinakii (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/assookinakii) by Candice English Intarsia: Shinysuperhero (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=shinysuperhero&sort=recently-popular&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1) Intarsia: Kaffe Fassett (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/kaffe-fassett) Brioche: Luna (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/luna-31) by Anna Strandberg Brioche: Beginner Brioche Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beginners-brioche-cowl) by Lavanya Patricella Brioche: Sprouting Brioche Baby Blanket (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sprouting-brioche-baby-blanket) by Lavanya Patricella Flutter buttshorts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flutter-buttshorts) by Jessie Maed
Mar 16, 2021
Episode 17: Cashmere People
46:40
This week we interview Casey Ryder, owner of Portfiber in Portland, ME and US distributor of Cashmere People Yarns! Cashmere People Yarns (https://cashmerepeopleyarns.com) Portfiber (https://portfiber.com) (Casey's shop) Cashmere People Yarns (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cashgora-sport) at Scratch Crystal Star Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crystal-star-wrap) designed by Jen Peck Aroha | Aloha Knitalong (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/series-1-mana-wahine)
Mar 09, 2021
Episode 16: Swatching
44:55
Today's episode is all about swatching. Yay swatching! This week's Dear Scratch segment is about combining different yarn of the same weight in the sasme project. Fold in the cheese! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NywzrUJnmTo) Swatch pictures on our Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/CL4ITDcLpCe/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link) The Chinese Inch is a real thing, more appropriately called a cun: Cun (unit) on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cun_(unit)) March of the Penguonos will be Saturday, March 6 from noon - 2pm Tools we mentioned this week: Swatch gauges (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/search?type=product&q=swatch*+gauge*) Designers we mentioned this week: Jen Peck: Webster Street Knittery (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/webster-street-knittery) @websterstreetknittery Submit an email for a future Dear Scratch segment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Follow us on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/makegoodpod)
Mar 02, 2021
Episode 15: Inspiration/Motivation
49:44
This episode is all about inspiration - where we find it, how we keep it, and what we want to do with it! Our Dear Scratch letter this week is about planning for knitting during a post-COVID road trip. Makers mentioned this week James N Watts (https://www.instagram.com/jamesnwatts/?hl=en) Tentacularly (https://www.instagram.com/tentacularly/) Patterns mentioned this week Back Roads Wrap by Brienne Moody (still being test knit, no link!) Reunion Cardigan (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reunion-cardigan) by Brienne Moody Barnhardt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barnhardt) by Norah Gaughan Evendoon Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/evendoon-pullover) by Kate Davies Monstera (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/monstera-7) by Chantal Belisle Hester (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hester-5) by Bristol Ivy Drift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drift-12) by Kristen Finley Earth and Air (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/earth-and-air) by James N Watts Crux (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crux-3) by Kindred Red (Amalia) Paper Dolls (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/paper-dolls) by Kate Davies Strange Brew (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/strange-brew) by Tin Can Knits forager (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/forager-4) by Isabel Kraemer Products mentioned this week pom pom quarterly Issue 36 preorder (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/pompom-quarterly/products/preorder-issue-36-spring-2021) Elder (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/elder) from Ritual Dyes Project Portfolio (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cocoknits/products/project-portfolio) from Cocoknits Maker's Keep (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cocoknits/products/makers-keep) from Cocoknits iPad apps: GoodNotes, KnitCompanion @makegoodpod (instagram.com/makegoodpod) email us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Feb 23, 2021
Episode 14: Tainted Wool
43:04
No show notes this week, because linking to anything we talked about this week would be in poor form. UGH.
Feb 16, 2021
Episode 13: Fiberpalooza
49:03
This week, we're taking you on a barnyard journey. At one point in this episode we were talking about "hair follicle" when what we really meant was "hair cuticle." Sorry about that! Fiber Type Guide Click here to see our blog post about different fiber types! (https://blog.scratchsupplyco.com/stitchwitch/fiber-type) On our needles Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono) by Stephen West DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry
Feb 09, 2021
Episode 12: Knitter Tips and Tools
43:05
We're always learning new things from the fiber community! Today we're sharing some of our favorite tips and tools that make our knitting lives better. Links to some of our favorite things: If you like to knit from the outisde of your center pull ball, check out the Akerworks Flat Pack Yarn Caddy (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/flat-pack-yarn-caddy?_pos=2&_sid=a4b6d65aa&_ss=r)! We love the Stella EDGE Task Clamp Lamp (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/stella-task-table-lamp?_pos=1&_sid=e0425c0f0&_ss=r)for targeting task lighting (especially for dark yarn). Interchangeable needle sets (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/needle-sets) How cute is this kitchen scale (https://www.amazon.com/Ozeri-ZK12-T-Digital-Kitchen-Scale/dp/B01H5ZPZHA/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=kitchen+scale+mint&qid=1612222135&sr=8-7)? (link goes to Amazon - not an affiliate link) Akerworks Swatch Gauge (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/swatch-gauge?_pos=1&_sid=c5c894814&_ss=r) Cocoknits Claw Clips (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cocoknits/products/claw-clips) Some of our favorite small bags (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags) for notions and tiny projects! Cocoknits Magnetic Row Counter (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cocoknits/products/magnetic-row-counter) Cocoknits Opening Stitch Markers (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cocoknits/products/colored-opening-stitch-markers) Cocoknits Natural Mesh Yarn Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/natural-mesh-yarn-bag) GoodNotes App (https://www.goodnotes.com/) Email us and tell us about your favorite tools and tips! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com On our needles: Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono) by Stephen West Tomás Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tomas-pullover) by Joji Locatelli DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) by Andrea Mowry make good stashdown: Welcome to our first annual Stashdown KAL! This year's stashbusting project will be Stephen West's Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono). Even though the KAL has started, there's still time to join! Really, isn't being fashionably late #goals? Details: * We cast-on January 4th, but you can join us at anytime! * Post photos of your Penguono progress on Instagram and use the tags #makegoodstashdown and #makegoodpenguono * The winner of a $150 gift card to Scratch was announced on our Instagram on February 1st! * Not finished? No worries, neither is Jessica. Keep knitting! What happens next? * MARCH OF THE PENGUONOS!!! March 6th... more details to come! Follow us on our new Instagram account @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/makegoodpod/) Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co. (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/)
Feb 02, 2021
Episode 11: Short Rows
46:36
Short rows are your friends! Join us on a deep dive into the what, how, and why of these delightfully short sections of knitting that will make your finished projects fit like a dream! Short row resources: _Patterns with short rows that we mentioned: _ * Ursa Sweater by Jacqueline Cieslak (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ursa-3) (links to Ravelry) * The Rain Outside by Sylvia McFadden (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-rain-outside) (links to Ravelry) Short row tutorials: * Wrap and Turn short rows (w&t) - Purl Soho on YouTube (https://youtu.be/I3BrIMIdO-c) * German short rows (gsr or ds - double stitch) - TinCanKnits blog (https://blog.tincanknits.com/2015/05/14/german-short-rows/) * Japanese short rows - Åsa Tricosa blog (https://www.asatricosa.com/japanese-short-rows/) * Shadow wrap short rows - CocoKnits website (video and blog) (https://cocoknits.com/blogs/knit-tutorials/how-to-knit-shadow-wrap-short-rows) * Yarn over short rows - Cocoknits blog (https://cocoknits.com/blogs/knit-tutorials/how-to-knit-yarn-over-short-rows) * Åsa Tricosa Ziggurat book (https://www.asatricosa.com/zigguratbook/) On our needles: Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono) by Stephen West DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry make good stashdown: Welcome to our first annual Stashdown KAL! This year's stashbusting project will be Stephen West's Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono). Even though the KAL has started, there's still time to join! Really, isn't being fashionably late #goals? Details: * We cast-on January 4th, but you can join us at anytime! * Post photos of your Penguono progress on Instagram and use the tags #makegoodstashdown and #makegoodpenguono * Each tagged photo will count as one entry. You may enter as many times as you'd like! * You do not need to be finished with your Penguono to be eligible to to win, but you do need to follow @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/scratchsupplyco/) * On February 1st we'll randomly select one of you to win $150 gift card to Scratch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/)! * MARCH OF THE PENGUONOS!!! March 6th... more details to come! Follow us on our new Instagram account @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/makegoodpod/) Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co. (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/) photo credit: The Rain Outside Shawl © Softsweater Knits (https://www.instagram.com/softsweater/)
Jan 26, 2021
Episode 10: Picking Patterns
55:14
This week we talk about where we get our knitting patterns, and how access to patterns (and becoming a designer!) has changed over the years. We also answer a Dear Scratch question about yarn bleeding during blocking... yikes! If you're curious about our littlest, naughtiest dog Charlie (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/pages/about-us), you can see him on our website! Websites: Knitty.com (https://knitty.com/ISSUEdf20/index.php) TinCanKnits - The Simple Collection (https://tincanknits.com/book/the-simple-collection) Vogue Knitting (https://www.vogueknitting.com/#) Interweave (https://www.interweave.com) Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com) Spotlight Debut Patterns: Knitting on Ravelry (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/newcomers/knitting) Publications: CocoKnits Sweater Workshop by Julie Weisenberger (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/books/products/cocoknits-sweater-workshop) Knit How - Simple Knits, Tools & Tips (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/books/products/knit-how-simple-knits-tools-tips) Nomadic Knits (https://nomadicknits.com) Making (https://makingzine.com) Pompom Quarterly (https://pompommag.com) * Guest Editors: * Aimée Gille (https://www.labienaimee.com) * Stephen West (https://www.westknits.com) * Ocean Rose (https://www.oceanbythesea.com) NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, designers and patterns mentioned will link to Ravelry pages. Designers mentioned: Woolly Wormhead (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/woolly-wormhead) Jessie Maed Designs (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/jessie-maed-designs) Morthunder - Morgan Woltersdorf (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/morgan-woltersdorf) Lavanya Patricella (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/lavanya-patricella) Sylvia McFadden (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/sylvia-mcfadden) Isabell Kraemer (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/isabell-kraemer) Andrea Mowry (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/andrea-mowry) Jared Flood / Brooklyn Tweed (https://brooklyntweed.com/collections/patterns) (website) Hudson and West Co. (https://hudsonandwestco.com) (website) Blue Sky Fibers (https://blueskyfibers.com/product-category/pattern/) (website) Harrisville Designs (https://harrisville.com/collections/patterns) (website) Patterns mentioned: Ripple Buttshorts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ripple-buttshorts) - Jessie Maed Designs The Rain Outside (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-rain-outside) - Sylvia McFadden Sandoval (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sandoval) - This.Bird.Knits Lotta (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lotta-12) - Marie Greene Flax (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flax) - Tin Can Knits Stag Head Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/stag-head-pullover) - Norah Gaughan Check out the amazing Stag Head Pullover from @booksandcables (https://www.instagram.com/booksandcables/)- (Instagram) Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) - Andrea Mowry Knitorious RBG (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitorious-rbg) - Park Williams On our needles: Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono) by Stephen West Tomás Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tomas-pullover) - Joji Locatelli DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry make good stashdown: Welcome to our first annual Stashdown KAL! This year's stashbusting project will be Stephen West's Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono). Even though the KAL has started, there's still time to join! Really, isn't being fashionably late #goals? Details: * We cast-on January 4th, but you can join us at anytime! * Post photos of your Penguono progress on Instagram and use the tags #makegoodstashdown and #makegoodpenguono * Each tagged photo will count as one entry. You may enter as many times as you'd like! * You do not need to be finished with your Penguono to be eligible to to win, but you do need to follow @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/scratchsupplyco/) * On February 1st we'll randomly select one of you to win $150 gift card to Scratch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/)! * MARCH OF THE PENGUONOS!!! March 6th... more details to come! Follow us on our new Instagram account @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/makegoodpod/) Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co. (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/) Episode photo credit: Katriina Luotonen (https://www.ravelry.com/designers/katriina-luotonen)
Jan 19, 2021
Episode 9: Needles are a Knitter's Best Friend
1:00:39
This week we talk about needles! There are so many options available, it can feel a little overwhelming. Fortunately, that means that there's a set out there for everyone! Plus we have a quick chat about the variety of yarn produced by different sheep breeds. All the needles we love: Wood needles * Knitter's Pride Ginger Interchangeable Needles (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/ginger-interchangeable-needles) and Full Ginger Sets (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/ginger-sets) * Mindful Collection Cables (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/ginger-interchangeable-needles/products/mindful-collection-smart-interchangeable-needle-cable-with-swivel) Metal needles * ChiaoGoo TWIST Interchangeable Needles (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/chiaogoo-twist-interchangeable-needles) and Full ChiaoGoo Sets (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/chiaogoo-interchangeable-sets) * ChiaoGoo Mini Sets (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/chiaogoo-interchangeable-sets/products/chiaogoo-2-3-twist-mini-shortie-interchangeable-set) * Addi Flexi Flips (https://www.yarn.com/products/addi-flexiflips-needles) Ergonomic needles * Knitter's Pride Cubics Interchangeable Needles (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cubics-interchangeable-needles) and Full Cubics Sets (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cubics-sets) * Prym Ergonomic Knitting Needles (https://www.prym.com/en/ergonomics) Double pointed needles (DPNS) * Pony Pearls (https://www.yarn.com/products/pony-pearl-double-pointed-needles) * Ginger DPN's (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/ginger-6-double-pointed-needles) * ChiaoGoo DPN's (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/premium-stainless-6-double-pointed-needles) On our needles: Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono) by Stephen West DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry Patterns mentioned: Lotta by Marie Greene (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lotta-12) * Wilder from Spincycle Yarns (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/wilder) Coofle by Kate Davies Designs (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/coofle) * Weld from Hudson + West Co. (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/weld) * Maven from Ritual Dyes (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/maven) Sassy Cardigan Sweater by Bonnie Desroches (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sassy-cardigan-sweater) * Elder from Ritual Dyes (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/elder) Breed specific yarn: Icelandic wool: Lopi (https://icelandicstore.is/collections/alafoss-lopi-icelandic-wool-yarn) Highland wool: Highland from Harrisville Designs (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/harrisville-highland) Woolstok from Blue Sky Fibers (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/woolstok) Cormo & Corriedale: Forge from Hudson + West Co. (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/forge) (I misspoke and said that Shelter contained Correidale. Wrong! It's a blend of Targhee & Columbia) Rambouillet: Wilder from Spincycle Yarns (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/wilder) Maven from Ritual Dyes (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/maven) Elder from Ritual Dyes (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/elder) Pishkun from The Farmer's Daughter Fibers (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/pishkun) Recollect from The Farmer's Daughter Fibers (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/recollect) Shetland: Sunrise Hill Farm (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/search?type=product&q=sunrise*) Shetland from Harrisville Designs (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/shetland) Blue Faced Liecester: Sunrise Hill Farm (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/search?type=product&q=sunrise*) Targhee: Nurtured from Julie Asselin (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/nurtured) Quarry from Brooklyn Tweed (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/quarry) Shelter from Brooklyn Tweed (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/shelter) make good stashdown: Welcome to our first annual Stashdown KAL! This year's stashbusting project will be Stephen West's Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono). Even though the KAL has started, there's still time to join! Really, isn't being fashionably late #goals? Details: * Cast-On January 4th (or whenever... this is pretty laid back!) * Post photos of your Penguono progress on Instagram and use the tags #makegoodstashdown and #makegoodpenguono * Each tagged photo will count as one entry. You may enter as many times as you'd like! * You do not need to be finished with your Penguono to be eligible to to win, but you do need to follow @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/scratchsupplyco/) * On February 1st we'll randomly select one of you to win $150 gift card to Scratch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/)! * MARCH OF THE PENGUONOS!!! March 6th... more details to come! Follow us on our new Instagram account @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/makegoodpod/) Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co. (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/)
Jan 12, 2021
Episode 8: 2021 Stashdown & Goals
56:13
make good stashdown: Welcome to our first annual Stashdown KAL. This year's stashbusting project will be Stephen West's Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono). Today we're talking about some of the technical aspects of pattern (size, gauge, choosing yarns, etc.) and we hope that you'll knit a Penguono with us! Details: * Cast-On January 4th (or whenever... this is pretty laid back!) * Post photos of your Penguono progress on Instagram and use the tags #makegoodstashdown and #makegoodpenguono * Each tagged photo will count as one entry. You may enter as many times as you'd like! * You do not need to be finished with your Penguono to be eligible to to win, but you do need to follow @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/scratchsupplyco/) * On February 1st we'll randomly select one of you to win $150 gift card to Scratch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/)! Patterns mentioned: Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono) by Stephen West Roy G Biv (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/roy-g-biv-6) by Park Williams On our needles: DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry Star Crossed (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/star-crossed-2) by Jacqueline Cieslak * Forge from Hudson + West Co. (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/forge) * Dream State from Spincycle Yarns (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/dream-state) Forager (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/forager-4) by Isabell Kraemer * Elder from Ritual Dyes (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/elder) Good Old Friend (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/good-old-friend) by Veera Välimäki * Eco-Cashmere from Blue Sky Fibers (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/eco-cashmere) Follow us on our new Instagram account @makegoodpod (https://www.instagram.com/scratchsupplyco/) Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co. (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/)
Jan 05, 2021
Episode 7: All About Stash
48:49
This week we talk about our relationship with our stashes. We identify three types of stash-havers, and talk about ways to change (if that's what you want to do)! We're also getting ready for our first annual Stashdown. This year's stashbusting project will be Stephen West's Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono). Patterns mentioned: Roy G Biv (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/roy-g-biv-6) by Park Williams Stay Pull (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-stay-pull) by Park Williams The Beekeeper's Quilt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-beekeepers-quilt) by Tiny Owl Knits Safe at Home Blanket (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/safe-at-home-blanket) by Margaret Holzmann (we called it Stay at Home by mistake!) Northeasterly (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/northeasterly) by Skeinanigans Simple Something Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/simple-something) by Ankestrick Snap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snap-5) by Tin Can Knits We recorded this episode out of order and totally do have a podcast instagram! @makegoodpod Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co (scratchsupplyco.com).
Dec 29, 2020
Episode 6: The Curse
27:55
In our first-ever holiday episode, we share listeners' stories of The Sweater Curse and gifts gone wrong. Check out our brand-new podcast Instagram account @makegoodpod (http://www.instagram.com/makegoodpod) Patterns Mentioned Sandoval (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sandoval) by this.bird.knits On Our Needles This Week DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry Forager (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/forager-4) by Isabel Kraemer Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co (scratchsupplyco.com).
Dec 22, 2020
Episode 5: Warm the Line
56:12
This week we talk to Anne and Kathy, the organizers behind Warm the Line. Plus your blocking and end-weaving questions answered! Where to donate items for Georgia Runoff (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lnhEcYFDcS431ya3eEeN4UIto0saxsAZ/view) - Jan 5 Stitch Witch Blog post about Warm the Line (https://blog.scratchsupplyco.com/stitchwitch/warm-the-line-2020) Warm the Line Merchandise on Spreadshirt (https://shop.spreadshirt.com/warmtheline) Patterns & Designers who collaborated with Warm the Line: Warm the Line Beanie (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/warm-the-line-beanie) by Romi Hill Patterns (https://www.bzypeach.com/shop?Collection=Patterns) by BzyPeach Rise Up Beanie (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rise-up-beanie) by Shannon Larson Mighty Oak Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mighty-oak-hat) and Mighty Oak Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mighty-oak-cowl) by Sarah Goodwin Anne's Instagram @bea.n.chardesignss (https://www.instagram.com/bea.n.chardesigns/?hl=en) Patterns mentioned: Willa Tee (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/willa-13) by This Bird Knits Kaleidoscope Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kaleidoscope-sweater-3) from Knit Collage Slipstravaganza (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slipstravaganza) by Stephen West Star Crossed (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/star-crossed-2) by Jacqueline Cieslak DRK Everyday Socks (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drk-everyday-socks) by Andrea Mowry Forager (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/forager-4) by Isabel Kraemer Weaving in Ends tutorials Weaving in Yarn Ends (https://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/06/14/weaving-in-ends/) from TinCanKnits Techniques in Depth: how to weave in ends (https://www.moderndailyknitting.com/techniques-depth-weave-ends/) from Modern Daily Knitting Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co (scratchsupplyco.com).
Dec 15, 2020
Episode 4: Giftmas Guide 2020
35:56
This week's episode has some suggestions for quick gift knits and things knitters might have on their wishlist! Plus we answer an email about informational accessibility and chat about LYS culture. [2020 Giftmas Guide]((https://blog.scratchsupplyco.com/stitchwitch/2020-holiday-gift-guide) on our blog, with links to all items mentioned Patterns mentioned in this week's episode Harrisville Slippers (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harrisville-slippers) by Whitney Hayward Antler Mittens (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/antler-mittens) by Tin Can Knits It's Winter Somewhere Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/its-winter-somewhere-hat) by Fatimah Hinds Straight as an Arrow (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/straight-as-an-arrow) by Fatimah Hinds On our needles Lambing Mitts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lambing-mitts) by Veronika Jobe for Tolt Yarn & Wool in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/shelter) Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co (scratchsupplyco.com).
Dec 08, 2020
Episode 3: Shawl Surprise!
56:51
Socks to shawls in 60 seconds! Patterns mentioned in this week's episode (all links go to Ravelry) * Starshower (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/starshower) by Hilary Smith Callis * Reyna (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/reyna) by Noora Backlund * Celestarium (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celestarium) by Audry Nicklin * Rock Island Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rock-island) by Jared Flood * Melania's post (https://www.instagram.com/p/CH_O8Bvp5lF/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link) about knitting the Rock Island out of Nunavut Qiviut * Singing Sands Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/singing-sands-shawl) by AbbyeKnits * Cheshire Cat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cheshire-cat-14) by Tyne Swedish * Rivers and Winding Roads (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rivers-and-winding-roads) by Tif Neilan * rose quartz (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rose-quartz-3) by ash alberg * Pressed Flowers (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pressed-flowers-3) by Amy Christoffers * Caim Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caim-shawl) by Francoise Danoy * Dragonstone (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragonstone-3) by Safiyyah Talley * The Rain Outside (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-rain-outside) by Sylvia McFadden * Dusk Light (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dusk-light) by Sylvia McFadden * Hitchhiker (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hitchhiker) by Martina Behn Products mentioned in this week's episode * Julie Asselin Nurtured Fine (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/nurtured-fine) * SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/tough-love-sock) + Party of Five Sets (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/party-of-five) * The Wandering Flock Merino Singles (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/merino-singles) * Kim Dyes Yarn Flan Fingering (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/flan-fingering) * SweetGeorgia Yarns Silk Mist (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/silk-mist) * Blue Sky Fibers Alpaca Silk (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/alpaca-silk) + Metalico (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/metalico) + Eco-cashmere (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/eco-cashmere) * Cashmere People Cashgora Sport (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cashgora-sport) On our needles this week * Jessica: Tomás Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tomas-pullover), designed by Joji Locatelli, knit in Hudson & West Forge (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/forge) * Jessica: Star Crossed (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/star-crossed-2), designed by Jacqueline Cieslak, knit in Hudson & West Forge (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/forge) * Karen: Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) shawl, designed by Andrea Mowry, knit in Dyed in the Wool (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/dyed-in-the-wool) and Versus (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/versus) Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co (scratchsupplyco.com).
Dec 01, 2020
Episode 2: All About Blocking
42:04
Correction: we mention in this episode that Eucalan needs to be rinsed out. It doesn't - we were both misremembering. Sorry about that! Today we talk about blocking your finished objects: what it is, how to do it, and how not to mess it up. Then get some suggestions for what to knit after your first sweater project. Mentioned in this week's episode * Blocking Supplies at Scratch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/blocking-supplies) * Tin Can Knits How to Block a Handknit Sweater (https://blog.tincanknits.com/2015/10/15/how-to-block-a-hand-knit-sweater/) * Gleener (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/gleener-ultimate-fuzz-remover-fabric-shaver?_pos=1&_sid=ee735ebab&_ss=r) Sweater Care Tool * Darning & Mending Loom Kit (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/darning-mending-loom-kit?_pos=1&_sid=04c86446e&_ss=r) by Katrinkles * Nunavut Qiviut (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/nunavut-qiviut) * Travel Steamer (https://www.amazon.com/Hilife-Steamer-Handheld-Clothing-Capacity/dp/B07HF3X6Y4/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=travel+steamer&qid=1606152940&sr=8-3) (link goes to Amazon) * Cocoknits Sweater Care Kit (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/cocoknits/products/sweater-care-kit) On our needles this week * Jessica: Holiday Charm Set (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tomas-pullover), designed by Joji Locatelli, knit in Hudson & West Forge (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/forge) * Karen: Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) shawl, designed by Andrea Mowry, knit in Dyed in the Wool (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/dyed-in-the-wool) and Versus (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/versus) Patterns mentioned in the Dear Scratch portion (all links go to Ravelry) * Wave of Change Jacket (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wave-of-change-jacket) by Denise Bayron * Fonda (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/fonda) by Caitlin Hunter * Strange Brew (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/strange-brew) by Tin Can Knits Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co (scratchsupplyco.com).
Nov 24, 2020
Episode 1: Welcome!
25:35
Thank you for downloading our first-ever episode! Meet your hosts, Jessica and Karen, and learn a little about Scratch Supply Co, the LYS they co-own. Then find out what happens when a family member asks for an exact replica of a commercially-available sweater as a gift. (Hint: not everyone is knitworthy!) On our needles this week * Jessica: Holiday Charm Set (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/holiday-charm-set), designed by Susan B. Anderson, knit in Harrisville Shetland (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/shetland) * Karen: Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) shawl, designed by Andrea Mowry, knit in Dyed in the Wool (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/dyed-in-the-wool) and Versus (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/versus) Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Brought to you by Scratch Supply Co (scratchsupplyco.com).
Nov 16, 2020