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Techniques, skillbuilding, pattern discussion, interviews with makers we adore, our favorite tools... and the knitting advice column you've been waiting for!
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Here's the spinny colorwork thing I was talking about! From a painting by Ambrogio Lorenzetti of Siena, ca. 1345. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1339/1343/files/Lorenzetti_1345.jpg?v=1631496664 Do you want to get your hands on your very own copy of A History of Hand Knitting by Richard Rutt? You can follow this link to Indiebound (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781931499378) and source one from an independent bookseller! What's on our needles this week: Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke Indie Untangled Scholarship Fill out the scholarship application (https://indieuntangled.com/scholarship-application/) for yourself, or you can nominate someone else! Applications will be accepted through September 20, 2021 and scholarship recipients will be notified by September 30, 2021 via email. Recipients will not be announced publicly. Upcoming: Indie Untangled Handmade Swap Check out the details here (https://scratch-makerspace.myshopify.com/admin/articles/557373423787) Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Webbing Clothes Moths (https://extension.umaine.edu/home-and-garden-ipm/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2011/04/Clothes-Moths.jpg) Some tools you might want to have on hand: Soak Eco Wash Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/eco-wash-bag?_pos=1&_sid=b2c1f0639&_ss=r) Soak Wool Wash (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/vendors?q=Soak) Cocoknits Sweater Care Kit (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/sweater-care-kit?_pos=18&_sid=08dafa117&_ss=r) Oxo Good Grips Folding Sweater Drying Rack (https://www.containerstore.com/s/laundry-cleaning/drying-racks-accessories/oxo-good-grips-folding-sweater-drying-rack/12d?productId=10034926&theme=laundry%20drying%20rack&pos=11) Gleener (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/gleener-ultimate-fuzz-remover-fabric-shaver?_pos=1&_sid=b97c766fa&_ss=r) What's on our needles this week: Jessica: Nothing! What even. Fake. Karen: Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke Our Scratch Supply Co. 5th birthday will be happening September 17-19. Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Patterns we talked about in this episode: The Weekender (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-weekender-5) designed by Andrea Mowry Tomás Pullover (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tomas-pullover) designed by Joji Locatelli Roosimine Knitting! That's the Estonian colorwork technique I couldn't remember the name of. Here's some more information (http://www.aleks-byrd.com/blog/2019/6/2/roosimine) from Alekx Byrd. It looks like this! https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/537a99a7e4b0cb63d6fce0a8/1609176808797-6QHXSOLSFU0IGSS7FOEM/Aleks-Byrd-Kallike-Cowl-flatlay-Aleks-Byrd-Designs-web.jpg?format=1000w What's on our needles this week: Everywhere Bags by Homebody Fibers (https://www.etsy.com/shop/homebodyfibers?ref=seller-platform-mcnav) @homebodyfibers Cladonia (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cladonia-3) designed by Catherine Clarke make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Keep an eye on our instagram - the winner will be announced today! Check out all the amazing finished (or not-quite-finished) projects at the hashtag #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com Oh hey, we have a Patreon now! Check it out (https://www.patreon.com/makegoodpod)!
Episode 39: Cotton!

Episode 39: Cotton!

2021-08-2434:20

### Indie Untangled Giveaway Details (https://www.makegoodpod.com/articles/indieuntangled2021)
This week we chat about the knitting that happens when everything feels overwhelming. We've got suggestions for projects that will carry you through whatever is bringing you down. Patterns: Crystal Star Wrap (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crystal-star-wrap) by Jen Peck (https://www.instagram.com/websterstreetknittery/) Cinnabar (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnabar-6) by Andrea Mowry (https://www.instagram.com/dreareneeknits/) Any sock pattern (https://ravel.me/8vdxpu) Dishcloths (and towels, etc!) (https://ravel.me/c3dfmr) Baby sweaters (https://ravel.me/9ui5w7) What's on our needles this week: Gresham Wrap (https://blueskyfibers.com/product/gresham-wrap/) designed by Michael Vloedman make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! There are only two weeks left, but that's plenty of time to join us for our summer KAL. Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Episode 37: Socks!

Episode 37: Socks!

2021-08-1043:04

One of the few types of knitting (along with hats, scarves, shawls, and mittens... I'm primarily a sweater knitter, okay?) you can do without a pattern! Great Sock Resource: The Knitter’s Book of Socks (https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780307586803) by Clara Parkes Patterns: Little Squirrel (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/little-squirrel-2)by TinCanKnits - worsted weight top down house - great house socks! Vanilla Is the New Black (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vanilla-is-the-new-black) by Anneh Fletcher - top down ribbed increase heel Now and Next Sock (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/now--next-socks)by Marceline Smith - top down, unique toe closure with no Kitchener What's on our needles this week: Gresham Wrap (https://blueskyfibers.com/product/gresham-wrap/) designed by Michael Vloedman make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Where to find Swanky Emu Knits (Sarah Krentz) online: * Swanky Emu Knits (https://www.swankyemuknits.com) * @swankyemuknits (https://www.instagram.com/swankyemuknits/) on Instagram What's on our needles this week: Outline tank (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/outline-tee) by Jessie Mae make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
It's the time of year when we start to think about apple cider donuts in the crisp fall air of upstate New York. @Squidney (https://www.instagram.com/squidneyknits/) - Sydney Crabaugh @tentacularly (https://www.instagram.com/tentacularly/) - Jenzilla YarnSub.com (https://yarnsub.com) The Rhinebeck Sweater Lookbook (https://issuu.com/ysoldastewartteague/docs/the_rhinebeck_sweater_lookbook) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Episode 34: Cast-ons!

Episode 34: Cast-ons!

2021-07-2046:54

We're back! We missed you! Techniques we talked about this week: Backward loop cast on - tutorial by Cocoknits (https://cocoknits.com/blogs/knit-tutorials/how-to-backward-loop-cast-on) Knitted cast on - tutorial by Tin Can Knits (https://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/06/14/knitted-cast-on/) Cable cast on - tutorial by Purl Soho (https://www.purlsoho.com/create/cable-cast-on/) Long Tail cast on - tutorial by Brooklyn Tweed (https://brooklyntweed.com/pages/casting-on) Old Norwegian (aka German Twisted) cast on - tutorial by Very Pink Knits (https://verypink.com/2012/01/04/german-twistedold-norwegian-cast-on/) Provisional cast on - tutorial by Purl Soho (https://www.purlsoho.com/create/provisional-cast-on-video/) Tubular cast on - tutorial by Andrea Mowry (https://youtu.be/RbElPT1bCg8) Jeny's surprisingly stretchy cast on - tutorial by Jeny Staiman (https://youtu.be/3n8E3I6Cg2k) I-cord cast on - tutorial by Brooklyn Tweed (https://brooklyntweed.com/pages/how-to-knit-i-cord-cast-on-video-tutorial) Garter Tab cast on - tutorial by Stephen West (https://youtu.be/60eSIfHjMow) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Resources we mentioned this episode: Trello (http://www.trello.com) Workflowy (https://workflowy.com/hi/) Merchant and Mills Maker's Journal (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/makers-journal) MyBodyModel (http://www.mybodymodel.com) Some designers you might want to follow who show you different ways to style your knits Annie Lupton - @bohochicfiberco (https://www.instagram.com/bohochicfiberco/) Maxim Cyr - @maxtheknitter (https://www.instagram.com/maxtheknitter/) Andrea Mowry - @dreareneeknits (https://www.instagram.com/dreareneeknits/) Denise Bayron - @bayronhandmade (https://www.instagram.com/bayronhandmade/) Isabell Kraemer - @lilalu72 (https://www.instagram.com/lilalu72/) Romi Hill - @romidesigns (https://www.instagram.com/romidesigns/) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Instagram accounts for dyers we talk about this week: Alwan Sultan Fiber - @alwansultan (https://www.instagram.com/alwansultanfiber/) Ken Yan - @isthatkenyarn (https://www.instagram.com/isthatkenyarn/) Urban Girl Yarn - @urbangirlyarns (https://www.instagram.com/urbangirlyarns/) Whimzee Stitches - @whimzeestitches (https://www.instagram.com/whimzeestitches/) Neighborhood Fiber Co. - @neighborhoodfiberco (https://www.instagram.com/neighborhoodfiberco/) Plied Yarn Co - @pliedyarnco (https://www.instagram.com/pliedyarnco/) Cabin Boy Knits - @cabinboyknits (https://www.instagram.com/cabinboyknits/) KnittinBro - @knittinbro (https://www.instagram.com/knittinbro/) Toil & Trouble - @toiltrouble (https://www.instagram.com/toiltrouble/) Junkyarn - @wraybot (https://www.instagram.com/wraybot/) Purl Scout Yarns - @purlscoutyarns (https://www.instagram.com/purlscoutyarns/) M3 Yarn - @emtothethird (https://www.instagram.com/emtothethird/) A Verb for Keeping Warm - @avfkw (https://www.instagram.com/avfkw/) A Hundred Ravens - @ahundredravens (https://www.instagram.com/ahundredravens/) Sunflower Knit - @sunflowerknit (https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerknit/) I Am Fully Spun - @iamfullyspun (https://www.instagram.com/iamfullyspun/) Undercover Otter - @undercover_otter (https://www.instagram.com/undercover_otter/) Star Bath Dyes - @starbathdyes (https://www.instagram.com/starbathdyes/) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! We'll be casting on on Instagram live on Friday, July 2 at 4pm. Join us! @makegoodpod End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Instagram accounts for designers we talk about this week: Ana Campos - @circlestitches (https://www.instagram.com/circlestitches/) Malia Mae Joseph - @maliamaejoseph (https://www.instagram.com/maliamaejoseph/) ash alberg - @sunflowerknit (https://www.instagram.com/sunflowerknit/) Michael Green - @mdgreen85 (https://www.instagram.com/mdgreen85/) Fatimah Hinds - @disturbingthefleece (https://www.instagram.com/disturbingthefleece/) Corrado Lark - @corradolark (https://www.instagram.com/corradolark/) Francois Danoy - @arohaknits (https://www.instagram.com/arohaknits/) Maxim Cyr - @maxtheknitter (https://www.instagram.com/maxtheknitter/) Sarah K - @swankyemuknits (https://www.instagram.com/swankyemuknits/) Tommy Schafer - @edible_chrome (https://www.instagram.com/edible_chrome/) Louis Boria - @brooklynboyknits (https://www.instagram.com/brooklynboyknits/) James N. Watts - @jamesnwatts (https://www.instagram.com/jamesnwatts/) make good Summer KAL: The Jessie Maed-along! Make any Jessie Mae pattern that strikes your fancy! We'll be casting on on Instagram live on Friday, July 2 at 4pm. Join us! @makegoodpod End date August 31 Participate by making something you love and tagging us #makegoodmaedalong Send us your letters! dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
Episode 30: Eyelets

Episode 30: Eyelets

2021-06-1537:08

You know, all those on-purpose holes in your knitting! Patterns we mentioned in this episode: Drift Sweater (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/drift-12) by Kristen Finlay April Springtide (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/april-springtide) by Angela Tong Celia and the Moon (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/celia-and-the-moon-shawl) by Lavanya Patricella Snowfall (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/snowfall-hat-3) by Francoise Danoy (side note - we just learned that we've been totally butchering the pronunciation of her name! We'll correct ourselves in next week's recording.) Open Edge Tee (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/open-edge-tee) by Jessie Maed Designs Moon Link Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/moon-link-cowl) by Tif Neilan Mile Forward (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mile-forward) by Mara Licole What's on our needles this week? Rift (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rift-7) by Jacqueline Cieslak Dingley Dell (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dingley-dell) by Isabelle Kraemer Summer KAL: the Jessie MAED-ALONG Any Jessie Mae pattern! makegoodmaedalong Send us your questions at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com
We're reopening the shop for in-store shopping (hooray!), so we're doing a minisode this week! New yarn in the shop! * SweetGeorgia Yarns Merino Silk Lace (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/merino-silk-lace) * Shirley Brian Yarns Soko Sock Sets (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/soko-sock-sets) Festivals! * Squam (https://www.squamartworkshops.com) - Instagram @squamlove * Rhinebeck (https://sheepandwool.com/) (ie. New York Sheep and Wool) * Vogue Knitting Live! (https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=vogue+knitting+live&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8) - Instagram @vogueknitlive
You need a project bag because otherwise your knitting gets out of control! Large Bags * Artifact Bags - Knitters Totes (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/artifact-bags) * Ritual Dyes - Knitter's Backpack (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/knitters-backpack) Medium Bags * Magner Co. - Knitty Gritty Project Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/magner-co-project-bags) * Casey + his amazing dog (https://www.instagram.com/p/CNab9zLLGvX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link) * Cocoknits - Kraft Caddy (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/kraft-caddy) * Cocoknits - Four Corners Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/linen-cloth-bag-medium) Small Bags * adKnits - Drawstring bags (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/maker_adknits?) * Shirley Brian Yarns - Kitchener-Saurus Rex Bag (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/kitchener-saurus-rex-bag) * Blue Sky Fibers - Drawstring Bags (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/drawstring-project-bag) Notions Pouches * Ritual Dyes - Moon Pouch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/moon-pouch) * Cocoknit Accessory Roll - Kraft (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/accessory-roll?_pos=2&_sid=4a521d9b7&_ss=r) and Gray (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/products/accessory-roll-gray?_pos=1&_sid=4a521d9b7&_ss=r) * Uta Notions Clutch (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/small-bags/products/uta-notions-clutch) Bag Makers from the World Outside of Scratch * Woodsy & Wild (https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwiS95aAnfXwAhWUisgKHRJ6AMkYABAAGgJxdQ&ae=2&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESP-D2SlwxaXZzoHY49katJ1MiDivVtnDhgBDEKZ7SPS9sWdHoHWdkk9JxIvO6FdTMbTS9MzxOShi1rFG21Kb4Zw&sig=AOD64_3L_XeEFFg8JXoWP8pBDOhgl_rjcw&q&adurl&ved=2ahUKEwiJlY2AnfXwAhWhFVkFHc2vAnEQ0Qx6BAgCEAE&dct=1) * Hide & Hammer (https://www.hideandhammer.co.uk) * Nerdbird Makery (https://www.nerdbirdmakery.com/category/tote) What's on our needles Ripple Buttshorts (https://payhip.com/b/MjeF) designed by Jessie Maed Tomás Pullover (https://www.jojiknits.com/product-page/tomás-pullover) designed by Joji Locatelli Don't put duct tape inside your boots! It will move over time and you'll end up with a gummy mess.
Our blog post about Indie Spotlight designers is here (https://blog.scratchsupplyco.com/stitchwitch/indie-spotlight-on...-designers). Single skein patterns we mentioned this episode: Provenance Mitts (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/provenance-mitts) by Michael Green (this one is cheating a little because it's for two single skeins!) Sankofa Cowl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sankofa-cowl) by Michael Green Charlize (https://www.vanessasmithdesigns.com/patterns/charlize) shawl by Vanessa Smith Emberly (https://www.vanessasmithdesigns.com/patterns/emberly) hat by Vanessa Smith Kingdrape (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/kingdrape) shawl by Corrado Lark Scrappy Plied Two-Night Stand (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scrappy-plied-two-night-strand) hat by Corrado Lark Glass Ceiling Hat (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/glass-ceiling-hat) by Jennifer Lassonde Tan House Brook Shawl (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tan-house-brook-shawl) by Jennifer Lassonde Designer Instagrams Michael Green - @mdgreen85 (https://www.instagram.com/mdgreen85/) Vanessa Smith - @vanessasmithdesigns (https://www.instagram.com/vanessasmithdesigns/) Corrado Lark - @corradolark (https://www.instagram.com/CorradoLark/) Jennifer Lassonde @bostonjen1 (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/scrappy-plied-two-night-strand) Swanky Emu Knits (https://www.swankyemuknits.com) Sorrell Soiree! Sunday, May 30 Local: 10am-noon in front of the shop (1 Court St, Lebanon NH) Not local: All day online! Post with *#makegoodsorrel * We'll be choosing the winner of our contest on Monday, May 31.
RadioLab episode about color - Colors (https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/episodes/211119-colors) Stephen West on Instagram: @westknits (http://www.instagram.com/westknits) Either way, great progress for bébé. What's on our needles this week? Barnhardt (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/barnhardt), designed by Norah Gaughan Sorrel soiree! Sunday, March 30, 10am-noon (if you're local) or all day on Instagram! makegoodsorrel
Marling is both a technique you can do in your knitting, and a type of yarn. Patterns we mentioned in this episode: * Roy G. Biv (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/roy-g-biv-6), designed by by Park Williams * Penguono (https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/penguono), designed by Stephen West Magic Knot Tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=7pr6n4kEFgY&feature=youtu.be) Yarn we mentioned this week: * Spincycle Yarns Dream State (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/dream-state) * Spincycle Yarns Versus (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/versus) * Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/shelter) * Brooklyn Tweed Loft (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/loft) * Plied (https://www.pliedyarns.com)
Episode 24: Burnout

Episode 24: Burnout

2021-05-0430:22

Episode 23: Mending

Episode 23: Mending

2021-04-2744:08

What do you do if you tear, snag, or stain your hand knits... or have a (gasp) MOTH ATTACK? This week we talk mending! @bookhou (https://www.instagram.com/bookhou/) on instagram: visible mending tutorials/videos Some materials you might want to have on hand: Darning Mushroom (https://www.bookhou.com/collections/for-makers/products/mushroom) Mending Kit (https://www.bookhou.com/collections/for-makers/products/mending-kit) Darning & Mending Loom (https://www.scratchsupplyco.com/collections/katrinkles/products/darning-mending-loom-kit) by Katrinkles Sorrel Soiree! Hashtag to enter: #makegoodsorrel Follow us on instagram @makegoodpod (instagram.com/makegoodpod)
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