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Episode 36: India!

Hello!

The dog days of summer are here! The beginning of the knitting year is just around the corner, and I am thinking about things to come… Not least of which is a trip to India in January with Knit for Peace! I chat about this and other bits and bobs in this episode.

Show notes are in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting,
Rx

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Episode 35: Brioche on the Beach

Hello!

A new, rather petite, podcast is out today!

In this little shorty episode, I chat about my new pattern: Brioche on the Beach and then mostly complain about the heat!

And because it is a new pattern,  subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter get a discount code for 20% off Brioche on the Beach until until 27th August 2018!
Extra bonus prize for early birds: When you purchase the pattern, you will get a discount code for Retrosaria Mondim yarn until 16th August 2018!!

Big enough to keep you warm on the beach after the sun has gone down, and light enough to fit into your carry-on luggage, this wrap is a perfect accompaniment to a week in the Azores, or anywhere you would like to curl up under a mass of beautiful, warm and squishy knitting.

For those familiar with brioche knitting, Brioche on the Beach will be a straightforward project, easily adjusted to any yarn. For beginners to brioche, the project will be more challenging, but is definitely doable! I have created a few video tutorials to provide a little extra support.

 

Happy knitting!

Rx

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Episode 33: Witching Hour

Hello!

Welcome to the weekend! May it be full of knitting goodness! I This episode I am all by my lonesome, chatting about a new shiny giveaway in conjunction with baarameweknits (with a discount code too! see the show notes in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group for all the goodies!), my handmade wardrobe progress and my newest design: Witching Hour.

Happy knitting!
Rx

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Episode 27: desert island yarn

Hello!

Spring is in the air here in London and I can’t help but feel a little more optimistic about, well, everything! In the 27th edition of the EastLondonKnit podcast, I make a decision about my Linus cardigan, have a go at a 10×10 challenge, and ask knit folk about desert island yarns. 

Happy knitting, 
Rx

by Renée Callahan

Episode 10: Thea Colman & Iara

Hello!
Episode 10 is ready for you and I think it’s a good one! Thea Colman, aka babycocktails was a great interviewee and there are not one but 3 giveaways this time.

If you would like to win a copy of the Iara wrap pattern, you can enter to win a free copy over here on Instagram.

Iara knitting pattern by Renee Callahan

Happy knitting!

Rx

by Renée Callahan

The Starflower shawl

Hello!

The Starflower shawl is out now!

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Starflower is a semi-circular shawl worked in chunky yarn to create a hug of wool that revels in simple elegance. Easily made as large or as small as you would like, this is a perfect first-shawl project or a quick knit for someone in your life in need of warmth.Starflower shawl by Renée Callahan detailI had the pleasure of using the appropriately named Pleasingly Plump yarn from Hill View Farms for this sample shawl, which is an exceptionally soft 100% Blue-faced Leicester wool. This is the same yarn I used for the Starflower Sweater and I can’t recommend it highly enough!  Starflower shawl by Renée Callahan

A shawl may not be the first thing you would imagine knitting with chunky yarn, but I think there is a good case to be made for it! I’ll chat about the shawl and the benefits of chunky yarn on the EastLondonKnit podcast Episode 7, coming out 30th June.

The shawl is 15% off until 4th July 2017 for subscribers to the EastLondonKnit newsletter!

You can buy the Starflower pattern here.

Happy knitting,

Rx

by Renée Callahan

Episode 5: Bristol Ivy and Close to Heart

Hello!

Episode 5 is up and I am so pleased to have had the chance to catch up with Bristol Ivy for this one. I also chat about my new design, Close to Heart, and do a couple of mini tutorials.

Show notes are to be found in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting,

Rx

by Renée Callahan

Episode 2: Woolly Wormhead and a bit of Zen

Hello!

Episode 2 of the East London Podcast is out and I was lucky enough to chat to Woolly Wormhead about her new Circled collection.

I also chat about the new printed version of the Zen Variations (and the printed Klee Collection too), for which there is a 20% discount with the code ‘SPRINGZEN’ in the EastLondonKnit Etsy shop. Also, there is an awesome giveaway from Woolly and Skeinny Dipping yarns, so please do have a peruse of the podcast for all the goodies!

Show notes in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group Episode 2 thread 🙂

Last but not least, Kettle Yarn Co. is helping me celebrate the launch of the printed Zen Variations with a discount on the yarn we used for several of the new Variations: Islington DK. You can get 10% off with the code ‘ZenLOVE’.

 

Happy knitting!!

Rx

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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.

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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

by Renée Callahan

Starflower Sweater

Because you are great, I have a 30% discount on my new sweater pattern for you!

starflower-sweater-pattern-by-renee-callahanHello!

Spring is sprung, at least according to the flowering cherry trees around my way. There is light in the sky when I get up and I feel the promise of warmth in the (still rare) sunshine.

So I think to myself, what better time to release a pattern for a chunky sweater! haHA!

In my defense, I wear sweaters all year round and will wear this sweater well into the spring, trading my coat for the breathable warmth of the sweater when the spring really kicks in.

The Starflower Sweater is a modified raglan pullover knit in beautiful chunky wool for a cosy hug of a sweater. Designed to be a beginner-friendly knit, Starflower is worked from the top down, so you can try it on as you go to get a perfect fit.

Starflower knitting pattern by Renee Callahan

I used  Hill View Farm Yarns Pleasingly Plumb wool for the sweater and I love the squishiness of the Bluefaced Leicester fibre.

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I was honoured to be the recipient of the very first batch of yarn from Hill View Farm. It is a lovely yarn and I know that Natasha, the owner, has some amazing plans for crafty retreats, workshops, and yarn-based goodness.

You can buy the Starflower pattern here, and if you sign up to the EastLondonKnit newsletter, you will get a code for a 30% discount on the pattern with your confirmation email.

Happy knitting,

Rx

p.s. I have some podcast (!) based plans in the works, and I would love to know if you listen to/watch podcasts. If so, what do you really like or dislike about them? More on this next week, but it would great to hear your opinions!