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Starjay Knits Podcast Episode List

The season is approaching! Ariel and MJ discuss Thanksgiving and gifty desires (both knitting and not) for the upcoming holidays. Plus Ariel’s sweater dilemma – to modify a pattern for a different gauge, or choose a new pattern entirely? You can weigh in on the Ravelry group or in the comments. And the winner of Cascadia e-book giveaway has been chosen!

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Ah the pacific northwest! Ariel talks about the awesomeness that is life in Seattle, from knitting culture, to heavy traffic, and the love for Cameron Crowe movies! Then the conversation goes further up north to British Columbia to review a new book, Cascadia. In fact, you can win yourself a copy!

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It’s time for a very special episode – guest-starring Cory of Indie Knits! Ariel and Cory talk about their Rastita Design Challenge, currently in progress on their blogs. The three of them also get into the details of pattern writing, including the debate between charts and written instructions.

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It’s getting pretty chilly – it must be gift knitting season! Ariel and MJ talk about knitted gifts they’ve made, not only for Christmas but also babies, birthdays, and everything else in between. And Thanksgivakah is coming. Time to pull out that turkey-shaped menorah.

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A wild Malabrigo appears! Ariel and MJ attempt to make Pokémon references while discussing how they choose yarn – both for a specific project and in general. There are many important things to consider, including fiber content, color, and squishy softness.

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This week Ariel and MJ discuss their favorite knitting tools besides needles and yarn. From stitch markers to lip balms, cats to needle gauges… they use it all. Also, darning needle preference is a topic of hot debate! Bend or no bend?

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Do knitting podcast hosts do anything other than talking about knitting? Ariel and MJ talk about what they did this summer – knitting and otherwise. From books and movies to gardening and coffee, this episode covers it all! And the plot thickens for the case of never ripening tomatoes.

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From circular to straight, from dull to super pointy, from metal to bamboo and everything else in between, Ariel and MJ talk about knitting needles along with not-an-age-old debate: maga-log or catal-zine?  And possible future episode: attack of ginormous candies!

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Must have books! Ariel and MJ share some of the favorites from their knitting library: from stitch dictionaries, to how-to guides, to pattern books. And you heard it here – “sweater curse” is out and “the ultimate i-cord curse” is in.

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To turn or not to turn – heels that is. Ariel and MJ talk about their favorite things to knit – socks. And apparently tomatoes are for your feet. And there is a giveaway to celebrate the big FIVE for Starjay Knits. You can win free knitting patterns!

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