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/

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  1. I am so glad I found this show! I am really enjoying the knitting in the news. It was really interesting to learn how crochet was used to explain math. Thanks for finding these great stories for us. Looking forward to the next episode!!

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