It’s the last day of 2014 and the last podcast of 2014. I simply couldn’t allow you all to fall into the cold, harsh light of January without a podcast episode to cheer you along. Excuse my lemsip induced dulcet tones and slightly dulled reactions during this quick-step instalment of the podcast.
Following on from the last episode, where we welcomed Clare Devine to talk about how to choose yarn for knitting socks, this episode sees us explore the next big life knitting question: which needles? Starting off the episode is a little bit of chat about recent travels, then there is a review of Msanzi: South Africa on my Needles from Sally Cameron. We have a giveaway from a fab new indie dyer, Coach House Yarns, before we get into all things needle related.
Image Details: “The Suitcase” by wolf man-k, via Flickr.
Hello and welcome to episode 20 of the podcast. A warm welcome to any new listeners, particularly those who have come as a result of taking part in the LushPodKal, and welcome back to returning listeners.
Image Details: ‘Down With Shorts’ by theotherdan, via Flickr.
This is the third in a series of blog posts exploring techniques used in the Lush Cardigan by Tin Can Knits, and some recommended resources for those techniques I have used.
Doing the lushpodkal? Need help with blocking the yoke?
I’ve put together my thoughts on blocking in general, with a handy video at the end of the post, for those who prefer to watch how to do it, instead of reading about it. The lace yoke, which is the first part of the cardigan that is knitted in this pattern, needs to be blocked before the stitched can be picked up for the collar and main body. In case you aren’t too familiar with how you’d do that, I’ve put together this handy guide.
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In preparation for the impending start of the LushPodKal, I have been researching the best resources for learning the techniques that will be needed during the course of the pattern. I know that quite a few people are knitting their first ever adult garment and some are a little nervous about new techniques that they will be trying. Hopefully, I can take some of the pain out of finding a good tutorial (not all Google searches are created equal, my friends!) and you can find something here to help you along.