Are you looking for stories about knitting adventures and especially, misadventures? We all like to know we’re not the only ones, right? Do you want to hear or read interviews with your favourite knitting celebrities? Do you love watching knitting tutorials? Maybe you just want to while away an hour knitting and listening to some knitting talk.
This list is a very small sample of some of the blogs and podcasts our Knitting Guild members read and watch (thanks to Kaila who is a huge podcast watcher). This is a real mix. Several were new to me and I’m looking forward to seeing what they are all about.
Can you add to this list? I know there are many more podcasts and blogs out there. I’d love to hear about some new ones. Please post a favourite or two in the comments.
Blogs to read:
Yarn Harlot, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee yarnharlot.ca If you follow blogs at all you probably already know about this one. She’s been blogging for 15 years with stories about knitting and her life. Great reading.
Arnall-Culliford Knitwear by Jen Arnall A-C Knitwear Blog If you want to learn different techniques this is a blog for you. She has lots of video tutorials which she links to in her posts. This year Jen is working on a new techniques book so there will more information about the new techniques coming soon.
Knits from the Woodlot by Gayle who writes about knitting and other things that interest her, like cooking. Look for her new designs with a special interest in reversible knitting.
The Knitting Needle and the Damage Done A look at new magazines and books when they come out. She comments on each of the different designs. If you enjoy a candid review of new magazines this is a fun read.
Knitting and So On I like this blog because of the unusual constructions she uses and explains. It’s translated from German so also brings an international view to my world. She has links to her own tutorials and others so you can enjoy some new people you haven’t discovered yet.
Fruity Knitting A couple living in Germany who podcast every couple of weeks. I especially enjoy the interviews with knitters from around the world. It’s a small peek into their motivation, inspiration and their approach to knitting design.
Arne and Carlos Two men coming to you from Norway, who are really into both knitting and crochet. They tackle lots of topics and techniques and quite often work and finish a whole project in their podcast while you watch.
Kammebornia A podcast from Sweden with subtitles in english for those of us who do not understand swedish, although you may know a few more knitting words after watching this than you did before. I just had a short look and there is beautiful photography and lovely colourwork projects.
Espace Tricot is a knitting store in Montreal, Quebec. The two owners show you lots of projects which they have knit and been given by yarn companies. A view from the other side of the counter.
Four Boys and a NL Girl This one is new to me. A down home look at knitting and embroidery stitching coming to you from Newfoundland.
Nice and Knit Two friends who, in their 4th podcast, are talking about going to the Vogue Knitting show. If you want to know what it’s like to be a vendor you get an inside look.
player.fm/series/knitfm Knitfm is an audio podcast by Hannah Fettig and Pam Allen which was discontinued 4 years ago but is still available for a listen. Both of these women are fantastic designers and I am going to get my knitting out and listen to all 15 episodes.
So what do you listen to? Which blogs do you read? I’m sure there is terrific knitting information and entertainment out there that I don’t know about yet. Please add to this list.
Deb Gemmell of Cabin Fever: patterns on Ravelry