YarnTalk Episode 5

Allyson, Heidi and Leah talk to a favorite designer and more in this episode. Allyson interviews designer Courtney Spainhower. Heidi shares the story of a man who knit himself out of homelessness. Leah makes the case for brioche knitting in any season. And all three ladies share what they can’t wait to cast on.

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

**Knitting in the News**
Gregory Patrick’s blog, Mad Man Knitting
https://madmanknitting.wordpress.com/

Articles that put him on our radar:
http://bungalower.com/2015/06/will-knit-for-food-author-knits-himself-out-of-homelessness/
https://www.yahoo.com/makers/will-knit-for-food-crafting-literally-saves-123155753715.html

**Designer Crush – Courtney Spainhower**
Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/designers/courtney-spainhower

Greco by Courtney Spainhower
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/greco-2

Caldwell Pullover by Courtney Spainhower
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caldwell-pullover

The Slant Cowl by Courtney Spainhower
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-slant-cowl

Waking Tide Pullover by Courtney Spainhower
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waking-tide-pullover

**Trends**
Chevron Deep-V Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevron-deep-v-pullover

Willow by Nancy Marchant
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/willow-32

Wander Which Way by Meaghan Schmaltz
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wander-which-way

**Can’t Wait to Cast On**
Magic City Henley by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magic-city-henley

Quills Arrow Shawl by Courtney Spainhower
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quills-arrow-shawl

Shawl Shrug by Susanne Sommer
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shawl-shrug

**Music**
“Daily Beetle” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/