Episode 19: Knit Together!

Oh my, we’re up to Episode 19! This week, I talk about travel knitting, my test knit for Anna of the Dunkelgrün Podcast, and exploring brioche knitting. Plus, I announce the latest community-inspired project: a KNIT TOGETHER. Won’t you join me? Details below and on the blog. Thanks for stopping by to hang out with me and chatter about all things knit!

Show Notes (scroll down for links!)

KNIT TOGETHER INFO
Lots of maker communities collaborate or play “tag” with fun objects, ideas, materials, or FOs. Right now, for example, there is an ice pick making the rounds with YouTubers . . . each person who receives the ice pick makes a video about using the object. I thought that we fiber-fellows could make up a collective project of our own. Won’t you join me?

Our GOAL: make at least one blanket—maybe 2 or 3!?—out of squares knit by members of our awesome fiber community. We’ll keep track and have some fun in a Ravalry group dedicated to the project. I expect the project to last a year (or more!)

How to PLAY (2 ways):

A) TAG: I will “tag” a few of my favorite podcasters and bloggers by sending out a first round of DPNs; if you are “tagged” (and willing!) make and send me a blanket square that is 8”x8”–any pattern you like!– and then, send on the DPNs to someone else!

B) JOIN IN: send me a PM on Ravalry and I’ll gladly accept blanket squares from anyone who wants to join in the knit together!

SOULFUL Stash: yarn/fiber materials should be special in some way: local to you, handspan, something you’ve dyed, something you love ❤ Nothing acrylic, please! Thanks to Sarah of Fiber Trek for the perfect terminology for this 🙂

GIVEAWAY: I will seam up all of the squares I receive . . . Everyone who knits and submits a square will be entered to win the finished blankets(s)!! Wowza!!

TAGGING (if you accept . . . I’ll send you some DPNs!!)

  1. Sarah of FiberTrek
  2. Rachel of TreehouseKnits
  3. Tommi of SquirrelPieProductions
  4. Shirley of Handmade Habit
  5. Mandy of Little Golden Notebook

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–Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins

–Spin, Span, Spun

–Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn

–Stitchin’ Den

–Dunkelgrün Podcast (Test Knit)

–RebelTwo Shawl

–Explorations in Brioche (Nancy Marchant) on CRAFTSY

–Ice Pick Videos—Spencer’s version is HERE

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12 Responses to Episode 19: Knit Together!

  1. This blanket is such a beautiful idea, Melissa! Before getting around to watching and commenting on the latest episode, I just wanted to say, I’m in and would be happy to send along a few squares! 🙂 I’ll follow up on Ravelry for the details very soon. Happy weekend and looking forward to catching up!

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  2. Alina says:

    That sounds sooo exciting! Wish I lived closer to participate!

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  3. What a fun idea. I too would like to join wether tagged or not. One question: do we need to knit the squares on a specific needle size?

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  4. Hey Melissa, great episode… It sounds like you’re having a super summer! I love your “Knit Together” idea, so if you’re going international, please count me in! Thanks for the shout-out as well 😊 Now to go and see if I can remember my Revelry password… 🤔

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    • Heya Helen! Awesome!! I can send some DPNs to share around with crafters on your side of the pond, or you can just make the square and share the project . . . let me know either way. I have a few sets left 🙂 And I’m super excited to have you involved!!

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      • Hooray! I’m happy to be here! And you know what, I have ALL the knitting needles already, so although it would be fun to use the official Knit Together sets, I get that posting to Ireland can be extortionately expensive. What size are they? (I usually end up going down a size from what patterns recommend anyway!)

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