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EastLondonKnit podcast episode 68: WAWS and more!

Episode 68: WAWS and more!

Hello!

This episode I chat about my turn as a V.I.P. at the Waltham Abbey Wool Show, a new brioche hat and La Bella Vita, as well as the fantastically useful pocket feature you may not have known Sama has.

Show notes in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group.

Happy knitting, Rx

 

Episode 62: Sonya and Barcelona

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In the latest episode of the EastLondonKnit podcast, I chat about my visit to the Barcelona Knits festival, as well as plans for more wool-based outings, around London and beyond!

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

Happy knitting,

Rx

Episode 54: Chatter

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Hello! The latest episode of the podcast is particularly short and sweet! I chat about my knitting and have a tutorial for picking up dropped stitches in brioche rib. You can find the show notes 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 knitting podcast,

Episode 34: whatchadone?

Hello!

In the latest episode of the podcast I chat about my handmade wardrobe progress, a new challenge, show off some test knitting magic and there is a tutorial for a sewn bind off right at the end!

Show notes are in the EastLondonKnit Ravelry group, as ever:)
Happy knitting!
Rx

 

EastLondonKnit podcast

Episode 27: desert island yarn

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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 5: Bristol Ivy and Close to Heart

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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

Machine Knitting: Sweater Basics, live!!

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It is live!! Machine knitting:Sweater Basics is up and ready for casting on!

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photo credit: Craftsy

I am really pleased to be able to offer you a whopping 50% discount on the purchase of the class! Just follow the link above or go to my website for more information and a link for 25% off any other Craftsy class you may like to take!

In Machine Knitting; Sweater Basics, you will learn everything you need to know to knit a sweater on the machine: from basic machine maintenance, how to cast on, making fabric you love, to seaming, blocking and everything in between. The class includes my Sweater Blank–a worksheet that will lead you through making your sweater in any gauge or fabric you want and making it easy to customize. I will post more about the Sweater Blank later, but I have to say I am pretty pleased about it and I hope you will be too.

Although it was excruciating for me to watch this the first time, here is the trailer, for your amusement!

Happy knitting,

Rx

by Renée Callahan

A new Craftsy class: machine knitting; sweater basics!

Hello!

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It is nearly time!! My Craftsy class is in the final stages of preparation and I am really excited to share it with you!

I know not all of you are machine knitters, but if you are at all interested in machine knitting, I think this class will give you a lot of information and help, not to mention a great pattern for a simple sweater.

A Sweater Blank Sweater by Renee Callahan

A Sweater Blank Sweater by Renee Callahan

A Sweater Blank Sweater by Renee Callahan

Photos courtesy of Craftsy

Although I am really proud of the whole class, I am particularly proud of this sweater pattern which will enable the knitter to knit this drop shoulder sweater in any gauge with any yarn and any stitch pattern. I will post more about this later, but I hope it will be an incredibly useful pattern for the beginner or intermediate knitter.

You can enter to win this Craftsy class by simply clicking the link below. The winner will be chosen at random when the class goes live.

Win a free class! Enter by clicking here.

Happy knitting!

Rx