Episode 149: 4.5 on the Richter Scale?

Sue a.k.a. craftyknitter7             Lynne a.k.a. tollbaby           Selma a.k.a. Selma123

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The Mighty FOs (Timestamp 02:59)


The Abigale Shawl by Rachel Paulsel (Sweetknits1997) in Selma’s hand-dyed Opal base, knit on 4mm (US 6) needles.

Birthday socks, plain vanilla socks out of Opal Sweet and Spicy, on 2.25 mm (US 1) needles.

Two sewn tote bags (the bug has caught her)


Fuck the Cold Hat by Knitty or Nice out of Cascade 220 Superwash Aran in colorway 871 and Cascade 220 Superwash Worsted in colorway 1921 on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

April 2015 Square by Tammy Eigeman Thompson out of Knit Picks Brava in the Tranquil colorway, on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

WIPs and Chains (Timestamp 19:59)


2 squares on my Scrappy blanket with the pattern Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis on size 2.5 mm (US 1.5) needles.

Mistake Rib Cowl by Purl Soho out of Blad Dyeworks yarn in the Malibu colourway on size 4.5 mm (US 7) needles.

Waiting for Rain by Sylvia Bo Bilvia (softsweater) out of Wollemeise Pure 100% in the Palamino colourway on size 4 mm (US 6) needles.

Toryn Gable by Lynn Di Cristina out of Bittersweet Woolery Hero base in Wasabi and Solar Flair colorways on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.


Mira’s Cowl by Mira Cole, out of Violette Yarn Co. Coast Fingering in Autumn Leaves on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.

Scrappy Blanket out of mini skeins (based on Knitted Patchwork Recipe by Martine Ellis and Memory Blanketby Georgie Hallam) on size 2.75mm (US 2) needles.

March 2011 Square by Tammy Eigeman Thompson, out of Knit Picks Brava in the Marina colorway, on size 4.5mm (US 7) needles.


Aila’s Socks (plain vanilla with afterthought heel) out of Julie Asselin Leizu Fingering in pinata and Estelle Sock-it-to-me Classic in Blue-green on size 2.25mm (US 1) needles.

Mary’s Sweater by Marianne J. Bjerkman out of Hemp for Knitting #220 Hempwool in the Brown colorway, and Diamond Galway Heather in the White colorway, on size 4.5mm (US 7) and 3.5mm (US 4) needles.

Fish Cross Stitch adapted from A Rainbow of Stitches.

Ask The Tangled Skeins??? (Timestamp 54:05)

Marilee (mapower93) asks:

When you decide to knit a sweater, do you ever go through the swatching process and check gauge? or do you just use your knowledge of your own knitting and hope for the best? (short answer? YES.)

Also, what is your favorite sweater construction?

Canadian KAL Timestamp 1:14

Selma came up with this idea and it sounds awesome

KAL likely to start some time around Canada Day, so stay tuned!
You must use either Canadian yarn, a pattern from a Canadian designer, a pattern that embodies or symbolizes Canada to you, something with Canada in the name, a yarn named after somewhere in Canada or something Canadian… use your imagination!!
To accompany your project you can use: Canadian bags, Canadian stitch markers, etc.

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Flash the Stash (Timestamp 1:16)


Knitters Nightmare yarn Giante SW merino in the Electric Funeral colourway from Sadie along with a bunch of minis!
Log House Cottage (local) on Etsy
-Merino Nylong fingering in the Morning Train colourlway
-A braid of Merino, Cashmere, Nylon in the Woodlands colourway.


Swap from Stephanie of Milkshed Podcast
Log House Cottage in BFL sock yarn


Sunflowers bag from The Tangled SkeinCA

On the BoobTube (Timestamp 1:28)

Soxcetera, mentioned last week, I love Shannon (shannonfisher) from BC
Pinfeathers and Purls with Candace (transitory) from Alberta, new
The Lone Larch with Jenni (jentastk) from Alberta, new
LegacyKnitz with Chelsea (chelseaknitz) and sometimes her mom Sue from Alberta, new
Cocotte Knits with Coralie (cocotteknits) French

Save your Pennies (Timestamp ) Should we call this section something else??

OneHookDoubleStitch – new coupon code for 10% off until Mar 31st – WINTER2016
The Tangled SkeinCA – code for Lynne’s Team Ermine for The Canadian Knitter’s Winter Camp, for 15% off until March 31st – ERMINE15
Bags by Awesome Grannie – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – 2TS10
SixmunchkinStitching – ongoing coupon code for 10% off – TWOTANGLED10

Have a great week, and happy crafting!


1 thought on “Episode 149: 4.5 on the Richter Scale?

  1. I have to tell you all how much I enjoy your website that lists the time stamp of topics from the weekly podcasts! Thanks so much!

    I also have a question: why knit socks? Is it because the projects are finished quicker? As you can tell, I’ve never knitted socks. Maybe a tutorial of sock knitting is in your future….

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