Episode 126: Japanese Knitting Notes & The Twig Pattern Pullover

I am SO excited about this episode!! Can you tell?!?! I finished my Twig Pattern Pullover–a huge translation and modification project and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Along the way, I have some notes about Japanese knitting patterns that will hopefully help if you’re interested in tackling this kind of project yourself. Oh, and did I mention Spencer is stopping by for some translation talk? I hope you’ll hang a while! ~Melissa

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1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knitt…

Twig Pattern Pullover (Ravelry link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr…

Japanese Knitting Books on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/pomadour24?…

Cletus Chan, Reading Japanese Knitting Patterns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1qck…

Athena of Seedling Stitch: https://www.youtube.com/c/SeedlingStitch

Stockinette to Sensational Zoom Class (June 11th): https://www.knittingthestash.com/serv…

Yoko Hatta Patterns on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/yok…

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitti…

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Episode 125: Photo Knitting & Knitstrips

Hello lovelies! In this episode I’ll talk all about my adventures knitting from photographs . . . perhaps you’ve done the same? I often knit in translation and can’t always read the pattern; but if you can read and interpret knitted fabric, anything is possible! Plus, I review the new–and amazing–Knitstrips book by Alice Ormsbee Beltran and Karen Kim Mar. And I have the winners of the Episode 124 giveaway 🙂 So much fun and so little time. Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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Episode 124: Yoke Hats and Industry Insights

Another action packed episode is now up on YouTube. Want to turn your favorite yoked sweater into a hat? I have some tips for you, as I just made my Weatherman color work yoke into a matching hat! After that, I take you down my rabbit hole of Japanese knitting pattern finds. And, finally, I talk about some wool industry insights that I found doing research for my new project. Plus, a giveaway at the end . . . and a new de-stash page up on the knittingthestash.com website 🙂 I hope you’ll hang a while! ~Melissa

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To enter the giveaway for some sparkly spring yarn, please leave a comment here, on the Ravalry thread, or on the YouTube comment thread for this episode. Tell us what you’re looking forward to doing this spring! I’ll draw three winners by random number in 2 weeks time. Domestic shipping included; if you’re an international winner, you’ll be asked to pay for postage.

SHOW NOTES:

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Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com

1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash/4173694/126-150#136

My Lopi Sweater by Sweater Freak (Ravelry link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-lopi-pullover

Weatherman by G. Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir (Ravelry link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/veurfringurinn—weatherman

The pattern that sent me down the rabbit hole: Ecologue https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/eclogue

Twig Pattern Pullover (Ravelry link): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/p11-twig-pattern-pullover

Etsy Shop for Japanese Pattern Books: Pomadour24 https://tinyurl.com/3ukyf5ty

Knitting Industry Publication Wool2Yarn Global (2020-2021): https://issuu.com/ely12155/docs/wool_2_yarn_global_2020

Wool2Yarn Main Site: wool2yarnglobal.com

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Episode 123: A Tale of Two Sweaters Part II

Hello knitting people! This is the second video in my quest to knit two Lopi sweaters from different patterns in the same gauge and same size (even though the patterns did not line up well). If you’re interested in the full story, check out Episode 122; this one focuses mostly on Weatherman by G. Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir. I talk all about the way I moved stitches around the yoke and sleeves to accommodate my modifications. Plus, a discussion of CVM and Wensleydale breeds because . . . I have a new yarn in the Flock Farm Yarn Shop from Cactus Hill Farm!! All the links you need are below. I hope you’ll come hang a while 🙂 ~Melissa

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Cactus Hill Farm yarn available here: https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/cactus-hill-farm-yarn

1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash/4173694/76-100#84

My Lopi Sweater by Sweater Freak: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-lopi-pullover

Weatherman by G. Dagbjört Guðmundsdóttir: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/veurfringurinn—weatherman

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Episode 122: A Tale of Two Sweaters, Part I

Hi everyone! Today’s episode is a tale of two sweaters, one that’s sized up and one that’s sized down. By modifying both patterns, I’m creating a set of stitch counts that are adaptable across multiple Lopi-style sweaters. For this particular experiment, I’m using My Lopi Sweater and Weatherman. In today’s episode, I’ll give you an overview of my first finished object! Plus, a Flock Farm Yarn Shop update, and a renewed invitation to our year-long 1st or 51st Sweater KAL. I hope you’ll join me! ~Melissa

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Episode 121: Knitting for a Cause

Hello everyone! I’m going scuba diving today in my new Cucullus snood/hood (always good for a little chuckle) and I have sample yarn packs up in the Flock Farm Yarn Shop, at long last! Plus, Spencer comes up to the yarn room to talk about knitting for a cause–specifically in solidarity with Ukraine. Lots of free (or for a good cause) pattern links below. I hope you’ll come hang with me a while! ~Melissa

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Take an online class with Melissa: https://knittingthestash.teachable.com All proceeds from 3/12-3/19 will be donated to Ukrainian refugee efforts.

Visit me and the Flock Farm Yarn Shop at: knittingthestash.com

Sample Yarn Packs Available Here: https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/shepherd-s-sampler-preorder

Yarn for my Cucullus is here: https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/seven-sisters-local-farm-yarn

1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash

Cucullus by Mona LicLeoid https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cucullus

Ravelry “Ukraine” Search: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#query=ukraine&sort=recently-popular&view=captioned_thumbs&page=2

Salaam Beanie by Daniel ElAwar https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/salaam-beanie

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

Image for “yarn bombing” discussion: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-60706529

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Episode 119: Needles and Orbits . . .

Wondering which needles I use or how I deal with that potential pile of knitting needless? Or, are you curious how my Orbits pullover came out? Then this episode is for you! (Pssss, my sweater FO isn’t as perfect as you might imagine . . . ) Plus, mohair in the Flock Farm Yarn Shop, a new Slalom Beanie pattern, and the winner of the 10K Giveaway! Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash/4173694/51-75#52

Slalom Beanie:https://www.knittingthestash.com/product-page/slalom-beanie https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/slalom-beanie-3

Orbits by Rachel Illsley https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/orbits

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Tutorial: Picking Up Sleeve Stitches for a Colorwork Sweater

Hello fellow knitters! If you’ve ever struggled with picking up stitches for the sleeves of a colorwork sweater–or, really, any top down sweater, this is the tutorial for you! I’m working on Rachel Illsley’s Orbits sweater and this is the way I plan for and pick up my sleeve stitches. Special thanks to Nargis for requesting this particular tutorial. If you have suggestions for future tutorials, you can email me at knittingthestash@gmail.com or leave a comment on any of my tutorial videos. And, I’d love to know how you pick up stitches, so leave me a comment on the video! ~Melissa

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Episode 118: 10K Giveaway & Tips for Buying Yarn Online

Well my yarn peeps–we’ve done it! 10K subscribers. Wowza. Let’s celebrate with a HUGE yarn giveaway, shall we? Plus, I have 5 tips for buying yarn online that will make your purchases–and projects–successful. Hint: kits are your friend! And, of course, a little Flock Farm Yarn Shop Update. I hope you’ll grab a cup of tea and hang a while! ~Melissa

A huge thanks to those of you who have sent Kofi’s in the past couple of months–I couldn’t do this 10K giveaway without your support 🙂 If you love the content, consider supporting me with a Kofi donation: https://ko-fi.com/knittingthestash​​

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: The 10K Giveaway includes several skeins of yarn from the Flock Farm Yarn Shop. It is open worldwide, but international winners will be required to cover postage. To enter, please leave a comment on the YouTube video for Episode 118 letting me know what you’d like to see in the Flock Farm Yarn Shop OR what you’d like me to cover in the podcast. I will close the giveaway in two weeks, on Feb 12th and draw a single winner by random number. One entry per person, please. Patterns are not included with the giveaway.

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1st or 51st Sweater KAL https://www.ravelry.com/discuss/knittingthestash/4173694/26-50#33

Ravelry group: https://www.ravelry.com/groups/knittingthestash

You can find me: on Ravelry as knittingthestash and via email at knittingthestash@gmail.com

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Episode 117: Project Queue or Project Pool

Need some knitting company? Spencer and I have you covered with a fun conversation about knitting queues and how we tackle (or don’t) all of the things we want to make. Plus, I have a new pattern out: the Fire and Ice Cowl (plus kits!) and I have Rachel Illsely’s Orbits sweater on my needles–let’s talk about colorwork, eh? Come hang a while? ~Melissa

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