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by Renée Callahan

Episode 79: Piosa

Hello and happy Friday to you!

If you are looking for a little bit of the knit chat, I have a new podcast up for you. I chat about Píosa and show off some rather underwhelming Lazarus socks.

You can find the show notes in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

I hope you are looking forward to this weekend! I have a full schedule of baking and crafting ahead…

Happy knitting, Rx

 

Episode 61: Baby Angelus

Hello!

The latest episode of the podcast is up and I am showing off the sweetest of little cardigans with my newest pattern Baby Angelus. Gah, I wish I always had such an adorable knitwear model available! I also chat about the Knit Tea retreat, making plans for an Italian adventure in the summer, and Q for you: can one stay cosy all winter with just knitwear and a raincoat…?

Til next time, happy knitting, Rx

EastLondonKnit podcast episode 58 cascadia

Episode 58: Cascadia

Hello!

This episode I’m catching up with you after the annual visit to the family. I have a new(ish) pattern out! Cascadia Cardigan is now available as an individual pattern. I also complain about the jet lag, as is traditional, and announce the prize winners for the Miara KAL! Show notes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting,
Rx

 

EastLondonKnit podcast episode 53: Tutorials

Episode 53: Bring on the tutorials!

Hello!

In the latest podcast, I show you not one, but 2 tutorials (cabling without a cable needle and reinforcing the back neck of my cardigan with a crocheted chain), talk about upcoming plans and show off a few outfits.

You can find the show notes in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting,

Rx

Midding cardigan knitting pattern

Midding!

Hello! I have a new pattern out! Midding is a new cardigan pattern for your needles!

Midding knitting pattern

MIDDING v. intr. feeling the tranquil pleasure of being near a gathering but not quite in it — hovering on the perimeter of a camp fire, chatting outside a party while others dance inside, resting your head in the backseat of a car listening to your friends chatting up front — feeling blissfully invisible yet still fully included, safe in the knowledge that everyone is together and everyone is okay, with all the thrill of being there without the burden of having to be.

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Some projects suggest a kind of sweet nostalgia. Midding is a project like that. A classic cardigan shape, with long, fitted sleeves, a straight body, and panels of open cables. This cardigan is worked from the bottom up, with raglan shaping in the yoke, and i-cord finishing at the neck and button bands.

YARN

I used Kettle Yarn Co. Baskerville DK (Exmoor Blueface wool, Gotland wool, silk; 233 m/255 yds per 100g skein) in Dawn colourway; 5 (6, 6, 7, 7, 8) skeins.
If substituting yarn, you will need around 450 (505, 555, 605, 700, 750) g/1050 (1175, 1295, 1410, 1630, 1750) metres/1150 (1285, 1415, 1540, 1785, 1915) yards of DK-weight yarn.

Midding cardigan knitting pattern

SIZES

XS (S, M, L, XL 2XL) Chest: 82 (92, 101, 120, 130, 145) cm/32 (36, 40, 47, 51, 57) inches

The cardigan is designed to be worn with 10–15 cm/ 4–6 inches of positive ease. I am modelling the size M and have a 91 cm/36 inch bust.

I chat about the pattern in the latest podcast as well!

As ever, subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get an exclusive discount, good until 3rd June!

Happy knitting,

Rx

EastLondonKnit podcast Episode 51: Nancy Marchant

Episode 51: Nancy Marchant Queen of Brioche

Hello!

I have a special episode of the podcast today with a knitting hero of mine: Nancy Marchant! I caught up with Nancy at Edinburgh Yarn Fest, and found a (relatively) quiet corner to record a little podcast with her about how she got into knitting, and the wonderful world of brioche stitch.

The full show notes can be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting,
Rx

by Renée Callahan

Episode 50: Allium & EYF

Hello!

Hello!

This episode I chat about my new pattern, Allium, as well as my weekend at Edinburgh Yarn Fest. I started off pretty strong, but then the weekend’s excitement seemed to catch up with me half way through!

You can find the show notes in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

I hope your week is full of rest and knitting,
Rx

EastLondonKnit podcast 48

Episode 48: India & Into the Deep

Hello!

I’m back! And I even managed a podcast this week, although I am very much the travel bore in this one, chatting about my trip to India for at least the first 8-10 minutes. You have been warned…

In other news, I have a new pattern out! Into the Deep! I will be hosting a giveaway over on my Instagram account, so do have a look if you would like to win a sweater quantity of beautiful Miss Babs yarn!

 

Zen Variations knitting patterns

Printed Zen Variations

Hello!

I have (finally!!) had the Zen Variations printed!

Zen Variations knitting patterns

I am really pleased with how it has turned out, even though it took much longer than I had hoped that it would. We added several variations to the variations.

Zen Variations Yama Knitting pattern by Renée Callahan-42

The original Yama Cardigan, for example, was knit it 2 gorgeous colours of The Fibre Co. Acadia yarn. To give people an indication of the versatility of the designs, I knit another version in a single solid grey colour, which you can see on the cover of the newly printed booklet at the top of this post.

I also have several new variations in gorgeous Kettle Yarn Co. Islington DK.

 

Zen Variations Knitting pattern by Renée Callahan-16

Above is the original version of the Intoku sweater in Acadia, with a longer length and pockets, to which we added the Islington version below, with a more cropped length and no pockets.

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If you would like a copy, pop over to the EastLondonKnit Etsy shop.

Tomorrow I will publish Episode 2 of the EastLondonKnit Podcast and if you tune in, you will get a code for a 20% discount off the printed Zen Variations and the printed Klee Collection as well as an awesome interview with Woolly Wormhead!

Happy knitting,

Rx