Episode 177

One complete knitted dress and another on the needles, it has been a busy week of knitting. I also talk about embroidery, the drudgery of planning sack lunches, the winner of the Brushwork giveaway, and a new pattern giveaway. It’s all here in Episode 177!


The winner of the Brushstroke yarn is announced at the top of the episode. Look for Brushswork from Blacker Yarns on its release date of September 28th. The Woolly Thistle will be stocking this very special, limited-edition yarn.

This week, I announce a new giveaway, for the Clark socks pattern, the first pattern release from Jacklyn of the Brooklyn Knitfolk podcast.

The Back Porch

I made some modifications of the Ujo dress by Ankestrick. Even though the pockets were very challenging, I’m pleased with the way they turned out, and really happy to get a dress quantity of yarn from three single skeins.

The Front Porch

It’s been nearly a year in the making, but I’ve finally cast on my Shackleton project: a dress knit entirely in Shetland yarn, the colorwork yoke handspun and hand-dyed with botanical dyes. I’m also changing Fair Isle motifs, exchanging the more traditional design for this mushroom motif. The result of botanically-dyed yarn is much more subtle than in most colorwork, but so far, I like it.

And Sew Forth

I’ve been enjoying the slow process of adding embroidery to fabric with a botanical motif, and completed a Willow tank with embroidered detail this week.