Blacker Lyonesse Yarn, shown in the colour way 'Lapis'.

Blacker Lyonesse Yarn, shown in the colour way ‘Lapis’.

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Sponsor

This episode is sponsored by Blacker Yarns. Lyonesse is a new 50% linen, 50% wool yarn, available in DK and 4ply weights, specially developed for your summer knitting needs. Perfect for creating cool, breathable garments and lacy shawls, the linen content ensures this yarn retains its block beautifully. To order, visit www.blackeryarns.co.uk

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News

The winner of the giveaway from episode 43 is announced. A new giveaway has started over on Ravelry to win a cute Shaun the Sheep knitting kit.

Highland Wool Festival takes place at Dingwall Auction Mart on 23rd May 2015. Exhibitor list still to be announced but Helen of Ripplescrafts will be there. Highly recommend checking out her Assynt Storms yarns and pairing them with Clare Devine’s fab Slipt pattern.

Enablers’ Corner

It’s all about enabling in the field of summer knitting projects this week. If you were inspired to try out some of the plant-based fibre yarns discussed last week in episode 44, your mind has probably drifted towards what you could make with them.

Allow yourself to be enabled!

Linum Tee by Bristol Ivy. Image Copyright Knitscene/Harper Point.

Linum Tee by Bristol Ivy. Image Copyright Knitscene/Harper Point.

Linum Tee by Bristol Ivy.

'Camelia Tee' by Playsweetmusic Design. Image Copyright Anna Nillson.

‘Camelia Tee’ by Playsweetmusic Design. Image Copyright Anna Nillson.

Camelia Tee by Playsweetmusic Design.

'Nachtfalter' by Stephanie Pollmeier. Image Copyright Allyson Dykhuizen.

‘Nachtfalter’ by Stephanie Pollmeier. Image Copyright Allyson Dykhuizen.

Nachtfalter by Stephanie Pollmeier.

'Siesta Tee' by Nicole Montgomery. Image Copyright Nicole Montgomery.

‘Siesta Tee’ by Nicole Montgomery. Image Copyright Nicole Montgomery.

Siesta Tee by Nicole Montgomery.

'August Sky' by Maria Olson. Image Copyright Maria Olson.

‘August Sky’ by Maria Olson. Image Copyright Maria Olson.

August Sky by Maria Olson

And the PomPom ladies have lots to choose from. Current favourites for me are Waterlily and Talavera.

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The Sock Surgery

The Sock Surgery is back with variations on short row heels, building on the chat in Episode 43.

Check out Clare’s blog post with a round up of the featured heels.

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Wrap-Up

That’s all for this week. Please feel free to contact me with any feedback or suggestions. If you enjoyed the show today, please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Happy crafting!

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