New Episodes

All the newest episodes from the podcast – a mixture of interviews, solo shows, reviews, stories and travel

Ep 159 – Socktober, the Month of Socks

Socktober, the Month of Socks Socktober lends its inspiration this week, where I have a rundown of ten previous banging’...

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Ep 158 – You Forget What You Know

When it comes to knitting resources, you often forget what you know. That is to say, that what might seem...

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Ep 157 – The RAF Comforts Committee

The RAF Comforts Committee The RAF Comforts Committee was formed by the Air Council in October 1939 to determine the...

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Ep 152 – Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure with your Knitting This week there’s a new home for the podcast community on the horizon....

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Ep 151 – Going Local

Introduction Going local is the inspiration for this week’s show, where we talk about extending choosing local beyond yarn choices....

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Hear from all your favourite indie hand dyers, designers and yarn producers, their stories and how they create the yarns and patterns you get to work with.


Be heartily enabled with all the best and most exciting new pattern releases, books, yarns and events. Take your knitting to the next level with bags of new ideas!


Stories, funny patterns, knitting mishaps, jokes and more – if you’d hear it round a table at the pub with your knitting buddies, you’ll likely find it here.

Show Host

Jo Milmine

Jo Milmine is a multi-award winning podcast host with six years’ experience of producing her own show. She became the voice of the Shinybees knitting podcast whilst living in rural South Africa and has taken the show on a round the world knitting adventure ever since. Featured by The Guardian, The Knitter, Knitty, Knit Now and pretty much every other knitting publication, Shinybees was awarded ‘Best UK Podcast of 2016’ at the New Media Europe Awards and ‘Most Engaged Audience of 2015’ at the UK Podcast Awards. Likes: Tunnocks Tea Cakes, Gin, Dogs in Comedy Knitwear, Pickled Onion Monster Munch, Self Striping Yarn. Dislikes: Speckled Yarn, Marmite, Reverse Stockinette Stitch, Man Buns, Being Serious.

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Featured Guests

Here are just a few of my fantastic past guests on the podcast. Hear about their journeys into working in the knitting industry as well as what inspires them to create the amazing yarns and patterns we enjoy.

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