YarnTalk Episode 9 | Carina Spencer, Chainette Yarns & Show & Tell

Allyson interviews Carina Spencer in person. Heidi talks about chainette yarn trends. Leah & Allyson team up for a bit of show and tell. Leah shares a sneak peek at the patterns in her Kickstarter project, a Twin Peaks themed book called Great Northern Knits. Allyson shares some of the great cowls in the Holla Knits Accessories collection. Allyson, Heidi & Leah share what they can’t wait to cast on.


Hello Holla Knits blog tourers! If you’re new to YarnTalk – welcome! YarnTalk is a webseries all about the knitting world we all love. Heidi Gustad, Leah Coccari-Swift, and Allyson Dykhuizen talk about hot topics happening now – new patterns, hot designers, our favorite yarn, and fun stories we can’t stop talking about. In this week’s episode Allyson talks about the 3 cowl patterns in the new Holla Knits Accessories Magazine – Kumara by Francoise Danoy,Quadrat by Kirsten Singer, and Wrap Me Up In Kisses by Fiona Clarke. Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy!

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Video Credits

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**Video intro by Dan Hartley Video: https://vimeo.com/danhartley

**Designer Crush**

Maya by Berroco

Maai by Shibui

Quinque Cowl by Heidi Gustad

**Show & Tell**

Great Northern Knits

Holla Knits Accessories 2015

**Can’t Wait to Cast On**

Magdalen by Joji Locatelli

Huatau Cardigan by Francoise Danoy

Someday Sweater by Meiju K-P


“Vivacity” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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YarnTalk Episode 2

Heidi, Leah and Allyson headed to The National Needlearts Association’s Needlearts Tradeshow, May 29 – June 1, 2015 to see the best the industry has to offer. Inspired by innovative designs, products and people, here’s a look at what it’s like at TNNA.


Video Credits

Video intro by Dan Hartley Video: https://vimeo.com/danhartley

Can’t Wait to Cast On designers photos:
Midtown by Carina Spencer: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/midtown-2
Berroco Maya Yarn: original photos by Allyson Dykhuizen
Carnelian Tunic by Faina Goberstein: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/carnelian-3

TNNA Fashion Show photos:
Cape Vertigo by Leah Coccari-Swift: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cape-vertigo
Original photos by Allyson Dykhuizen taken at TNNA summer 2015. If your design is pictured and you would like to be tagged, please leave a comment or email yarntalkshow-at-gmail – many of the designs from the show were not yet released when this video was uploaded, so we’d LOVE to credit you when the designs are available! 🙂

“Daily Beetle” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0