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.

Holla KNITS BLOG TOUR!!

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

Don’t forget to check out our Pinterest board for even more links to what inspired this episode! https://www.pinterest.com/handsoccupied/yarntalk/

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

**Designer Crush**
http://carinaspencer.com
http://midwesternknits.com
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/carina-spencer

**Trends**
Maya by Berroco
http://www.berroco.com/yarns/berroco-maya

Maai by Shibui
http://www.shibuiknits.com/Yarn/Colorways.php?Yarn=Maai

Quinque Cowl by Heidi Gustad
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/hands-occupied-pattern-shop

**Show & Tell**

Great Northern Knits
http://greatnorthernknits.com

Holla Knits Accessories 2015
http://www.hollaknits.com/index.php/patterns/accessories-2015/

**Can’t Wait to Cast On**

Magdalen by Joji Locatelli
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/magdalen

Huatau Cardigan by Francoise Danoy
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/huatau-cardigan

Someday Sweater by Meiju K-P
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/someday-sweater

**Music**

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

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/

YarnTalk Episode 4

Heidi, Leah and Allyson talk fit summer knits and more in this episode. Leah takes a look at epic yarn bombing and its history. Heidi takes a look at short sweaters for girls with curves. Allyson interviews designer Teresa Gregorio. And all three ladies share what they can’t wait to cast on right now.

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

**Knitting in the News**
Yarn bombed tree photo
http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=90566

Magda Sayeg’s yarn bombed bus photo
Yarn Bombing | Magda Sayeg

Olek Takes Crocheting Underwater for Her Latest Project in Mexico – Hi-Fructose Magazine
http://hifructose.com/2014/08/14/olek-takes-crocheting-underwater-for-her-latest-project-in-mexico/

For Crochet Street Artist OLEK “The End is Far” – HuffPost Arts & Culture
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaime-rojo-steven-harrington/for-crochet-street-artist_b_2803452.html

Check out https://www.pinterest.com/handsoccupied/yarntalk/ for links to even more great yarn bombs Leah found!

**Designer Crush – Teresa Gregorio**
Ravelry page http://www.ravelry.com/designers/teresa-gregorio
Beach House by Teresa Gregorio
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beach-house-3
Lady Bat by Teresa Gregorio
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lady-bat
Teresa’s Instagram test

**Trends**
Tambourine by Julia Farwell-Clay
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tambourine-2

Vianne by Andi Satterlund
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vianne-2

Sunshower Cardigan by Andi Satterlund
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sunshower-cardigan

**Can’t Wait to Cast On**
Caldwell Pullover by Courtney Spainhower
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caldwell-pullover

Vana Shrug by Teresa Gregorio
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/vana-shrug

Canyon by Mel Ski
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/canyon-4

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