Episode 126 | Snappy Stitches Podcast

Episode 126 | Show Notes | Shawls, Club Fiber, Design

I finally picked up a new knitting charting program, Stitch Mastery, to replace the free option I had been using, Stitch Fiddle Charting Software.  Stitch Fiddle was ok, but Stitch Mastery is AH-MAY-ZING!!  I also headed out to the library to grab a couple of design books, and talk about three knitwear design books on my wishlist.

I made huge progress on a braid of Superwash Merino/Nylon in the Cousteau colorway from Kinfolk Yarn & Fibre.  Just one bobbin left to go before I’m ready to start plying!  Stay tuned for more details on a huge giveaway that’s going to be coming up near the beginning of October!

I won a new niddy noddy from the Plied Together Videocast with Annie, an awesome spinning (and knitting) podcast you should all be watching!

Spoilers for the August 2016 Nest Fiber Club and July 2016 Northbound Knitting Classic Fiber Club.

I also show off a beautiful braid of extra fine merino/bamboo/cashmere I won from Homestead Hobbiest, a prize from Team Bosworth for the Tour de Fleece this year.

Don’t forget to put the Spinzilla signups on your calendar! September 1, 2016.

I have two new sock patterns out! Both are free for a limited time, so grab them as a free Ravelry download quick! They are both cuff down, heel flap socks written in multiple sizes. Gingell is written in 5 sizes, and Grace is written in 3 sizes!

Gingell Socks
Grace Socks

The hat that is currently with test knitters is called the River District Hat and will be released shortly.  It is written for 5 sizes – baby to adult large in Malabrigo Arroyo (sport weight) yarn.

The best way to express interest in test knitting for me is to sign up for my email list below. I will send out an email to let you know which pattern is ready for test knitting and you can either respond and let me know you’re interested, or just ignore the email if you aren’t interested in test knitting that particular design.

Over the next couple of months, I will be sending out an email every week sometimes, to every couple of weeks, but after clearing a backlog of patterns I’ve written, you can expect to hear from me about once a month.

The next pattern coming up for testing is my new DK weight Mata Shawl, so get yourself on the list!

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