EastLondonKnit podcast Episode 51: Nancy Marchant

Episode 51: Nancy Marchant Queen of Brioche


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,

by Renée Callahan

EYF and #blackerpodkal


Well, I am back from Edinburgh Yarn Fest, and what an event it was!

I will talk about the festival in the pilot episode of the EastLondonKnit podcast when it is published this Friday (!).

EYF marked the deadline for the #blackerpodkal, in which I tried to participate…  In a word, my progress could be described as ‘stunted’.

Some projects are just like this: two steps forward, one step back. I really enjoy KALs because I find the type of gentle peer pressure they apply really helpful to getting things done. But this sweater did not want to get done.

It started off all very well…

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I had 4 lovely skeins of Tamar DK yarn from last year’s Edinburgh Yarn Fest and was happy to join in with Blacker Yarns and the Knit British podcast to knit a new design up.

The progress seemed to be chugging along….
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Until I had a look and decided that it was just too big, and I didn’t have enough yarn to make something so oversized….
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…taking me back to the beginning….
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I started again, and this time, the sizing seemed better.
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And although I wouldn’t have finished in time anyway, I have properly run out of yarn and have stalled again! Ugh.

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I am loosing the battle of wills between this sweater and myself at the moment, but I live to fight again…

Instagram is a great tool for seeing the progress of your knitting!

How do you deal with reluctant knits?

I hope you are having better knitting mojo than me…