Category Archives: sweater design

Episode 47: The “Squach” Swatch

Hello my yarn folk! Episode 47 is live! And it’s packed with fun stuffs: Spencer’s “squach” swatch adventures, two WIPs that need modification help, a review of Knit Stars 3.0, some O-Wool O-Wash yarn, and a giveaway winner! Plus, outtakes … Continue reading

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Episode 45: Knitting Men!

Hello folks! It’s field trip time! We’re heading to the prison bus to talk to Metaspencer about knitting–men’s knitting patterns, men who knit, and some special hat designs! Then, it’s back to the yarn room for a couple of finished … Continue reading

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Ask a Designer w/ Kephren Pritchett & Albina McLaughlin –Part 2!

This past summer I asked you all what questions you have for knitwear designers . . . You all came up with some great ideas–so many, in fact, that I had enough left over for a PART 2 in this … Continue reading

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Episode 42: Competition and Creativity

Episode 42 finds me at the crossroads of competition (Sheep to Shawl) and creativity (how do I get it all done?!?) I can also reveal one of the secret test knits I’ve been working on for LB Handknits–including her book … Continue reading

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Better Sweater Series #5: Charting Software and Pattern Scaling

Well hello there! I’m SO SO SO excited to bring you the 5th installment of the Better Sweater Series. I have an actual, real, in the wool FO to show you . . . it worked, y’all! We have a … Continue reading

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