After losing a week to travel between Edinburgh, London and Cologne, Germany, episode two is now available!
On this episode I sit down with my fave knitting guru, Kate Atherley, who was in London on a recent visit. We got together for a proper knit and natter, or stitch and b***h, and chatted about her latest book: The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How From A to Z.
While chatting about the book we got into longer discussions about crochet, the language of knitting and why words are important, the important role of a tech editor in pattern writing - making this a longer-than-usual episode at just under an hour. We wrapped things up with a rapid-fire “Prosecco Power Round” where I put Kate on the spot with 10 random questions.
KNITS ON SCREEN //
Kate is wearing her new pattern Thursday Afternoon (available on Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thursday-afternoon)
I’m wearing my Union Jack Cardigan by Brandon Mably that I knit on my knitting machine (project notes here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/stitchyalli/02-union-jack-cardigan)
The blanket in the background is Garter Squish by Stephen West (free pattern on Ravelry, project notes here: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/stitchyalli/garter-squish)
PATTERNS WE TALK ABOUT //
The crochet scarf Kate talks about is a free pattern from Churchmouse Yarns and Teas (details on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/half-a-granny-square-shawl)
The Lanesplitter skirt is a gorgeous and flattering free pattern Knitty.com (details on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lanesplitter-skirt)
WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON //
Kate is knitting a basic vanilla sock. I’m working on Birds of a Feather by Andrea Mowry in yarn from the Countess Ablaze. Pattern available on Ravelry here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/birds-of-a-feather-14
KATE’S BOOKS //
The Knitter’s Dictionary: Knitting Know-How From A to Z
Knit Mitts: The Ultimate Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves For the Whole Family
The Beginner’s Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns
Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet
Beyond Knit & Purl
FIND ME //