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Episode 48: Highland Wool Festival

Listen Here Intro This one is a departure from the usual format, as we take a laid back canter around the Highland Wool Festival. Allow me to enable you to some of the region’s best producers as well as some from further afield. Normal segments return next week.

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Episode 46: Enabling 101

Listen here Intro Hello and welcome back for another podcast. I am very glad to see the back of the General Election here in the UK for a number of reasons. My advice is to be a doer. This episode is mostly about enabling. Again. News There will be a trunk show at my beloved…

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Episode 45: Short Row Variations and Summer Knitting Patterns

Listen Here 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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Episode 44: Summer Knitting Yarns

Listen Here Intro This week, there’s a roundup of news from the yarn world, including a new online yarn store opening its doors as well as podcast latest. Enablers’ Corner sees a focus on which yarns to use for summer knitting, as well as a rundown of some commercial and indie dyed blends containing cotton,…

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Episode 43: There’s a Short Row Technique For Everyone

Listen Here Intro This week it’s all about short rows and wanton enabling on the podcast. On news matters, I’ll be accepting sponsors onto the podcast from next week. These will only be high quality and relevant sponsors – no payday loans or online casinos here! If you’re interested in sponsoring the podcast, contact me…

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Episode 42: Lete’s Knits – An Interview With Justyna Lorkowska

Listen Here Intro Today we welcome Polish designer Justyna Lorkowska to the show in our latest entrepreneur interview. Justyna and I chatted at Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March, where she was launching a pattern kit with Victoria Magnus at Eden Cottage Yarns (you can hear from Victoria in Episode 21). Justyna has a wide range…

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Episode 41: Baby Bums and Self Stripe

Listen Here Intro Hello and welcome to a decidedly low sugar version of the podcast. I hope you are all getting over your Easter chocolate hangovers. Thanks to everyone who has been in touch with feedback following Episode 40, which was an interview with Stephen West. Edinburgh Yarn Festival has been announced for 2016 and…

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Episode 40: The Prince of Brioche – An Interview With Stephen West

‘Thighlighters’ by Stephen West. Image Copyright Westknits.[/caption] A chat with Westknits at Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2015 Listen Here Intro Don your finest swants my friends, because it’s time to pull up a pew and chat with Stephen West. Edinburgh Yarn Festival was the venue and Westy brought his A game when it came to the…

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Episode 39: Of Socks and Discworld – A Knitty Homage to Sir Terry Pratchett

Image Details: IMG_0543 by cherryred2001, via Flickr Listen Here Intro This episode is a knitty homage to my favourite author, Sir Terry Pratchett. In Enablers’ Corner, there’s a little rundown of the first quarter of The Golden Skein. The Pattern Pick, somewhat unsurprisingly, takes its inspiration from Discworld. Then the Sock Surgery returns with some…

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Episode 38: Socks by Day, Science by Night – An Interview with Louise Tilbrook

Listen Here Intro Welcome back for another episode of the show! The post-EYF fog is just about clearing and it’s time to get back into the swing of things with the podcast.

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