Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Link to Love: Knit.fm Podcast

Images via knit.fm

I recently discovered knit.fm and I'm loving it.  It's a podcast by Pam Allen (whose lovely designs are available through Quince & Co) and Hannah Fettig (author of Knitbot) that's all about knitting.

I started with Episode 5: Yarn, and I learned things that I didn't know I didn't know.

For example, I prefer to knit with the softest yarn I can find, so if I'm going for natural fibers I usually gravitate toward baby alpaca.  What I didn't know is that 100% alpaca has a tendency to stretch out and droop over time.  That's why it's often blended with wool.  The wool provides a nice shape-holding elasticity while the alpaca provides the softness.  Pretty cool.

I'm looking forward to popping on my headphones tonight and listening to more knitting talk while I do a little knitting myself...

Happy listening!

1 comment:

  1. that's cool, I need to get into podcasts more there's a wealth of information on them
    thanks for the reminder :)


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