Wednesday, November 26, 2008

episode 25: eastside stitchin'

hey all!

below are the show notes! CAUTION: yarn porn below! zknits is not responsible for yarn purchases caused by this podcast!


stitches east -

maureen mason-jamieson -

edie eckman -

knitty -

twist collective -

interweave knits -

knit1 -

knitter's magazine -

knitscene -

vogue knitting -

stitches east ravelry group -

eunny jang steeking tutorial -

another steeking tutorial -

noro - silk garden chunky -

nightlights (glow in the dark yarn) -

newton country yarns -

cottage craft fine wollens -

hand painted knitting yarns -

twisted sisters -

pagewood farm -

brooklyn general -

shelridge farm -

peekaboo mitten -

webs valley yarns -

Sunday, October 26, 2008

episode 24: knitting for others

hey all!
show notes are below! they're pretty short and sweet...

calorimetry -

alopecia -

head huggers -

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

episode 21: sweaters, sweaters, and more sweaters

hey all!
below are show notes!!

craftster shrug (anthropologie inspired capelet) -

first sweater attempted ever: hot lava cardigan -

bad penny -

my bad penny -

top down raglan pattern from cosmicpluto -

buttony sweater by oh my stars -

venus by kate jackson -

kimono sweater for my mom (take 1) -

uk based rowan patterns for a pretty penny (they don't have the actual sweater posted anymore) -

forecast -

serpentine sweater -

interweave knits fall 2007 and minimalist cardigan -

interweave knits spring 2008 and flutter sleeve cardigan -

patina by classic elite yarns -

interweave knits summer 2007 and 1824 blouson -

mission falls 1824 cotton -

webs -

urban aran cardigan example -

knitting without tears -

cascade 220 -

ez's seamless hybrid sweater by jared flood aka brooklyn tweed -

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


hey all!

below is a comprehensive list of all the yarn stores i'm going to visit on the yarn crawl. as i decide on dates, i'll add additional posts to indicate that. i'll probably start with the lower manhattan shops in two weekends, but i'll post to specify my route when i decide. i'll be verifying the addresses before i go, but definitely let me know if i've missed a store!!



Midtown Stores: Ongoing trips from work

Gotta Knit
14 East 34th Street; 5th Floor (between 5th Avenue & Madison Avenue)
(212) 989-3030

Habu Textiles
135 West 29th Street, Suite 804 (between 6th and 7th Ave.)
Open Monday->Saturday, 10AM - 6PM

The Yarn Connection
218 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor
212 684-5099

School Products
1201 Broadway (Between 28th & 29th)

Downtown Stores: Trip A

Downtown Yarns
45 Avenue A (between 3rd and 4th Street)
F train – 2nd Ave

Make Workshop
195 Chrystie Street #502 (between Stanton and Rivington)
F train – 2nd Ave

Olivo’s Fashions and Yarns
55 Avenue C (between 4th & 5th Streets)
F train – 2nd Ave

Knit New York
307 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
Open Monday through Friday, 7AM - 9PM, Sat/Sun 8AM-9PM
L train – 3rd Ave

Trip B:

P & S Fabrics Corp
360 Broadway
212 226-1534, 212 226-1572
Closed on Saturdays
N/Q/R/W/4/6/J/M/Z – Canal St

Trip C:

The Point
37A Bedford (Between Carmine & Downing)
B/D/F/V/A/C/E – West 4th St

137 Sullivan Street
A/C/E – Spring St

Seaport Yarns
181 Broadway Fifth Floor
A/C – Broadway/Nassau

Upper East Sides Stores: Trip D

1325 Madison Ave. (between 93rd and 94th St.)
4/6 – 96th St

Knitting 321
321 East 75th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave)
212 772-2020
4/6 – 77th St

Knitting and Stitching
1207 First Avenue (between 65th and 66th St)
4/6 – 68th St/Hunter College

130 E 82nd St (between Park & Lexington)
4/5/6 – 86th St

Stitches East
55 East 52nd Street
E/V – 53rd St

Wool Gathering
318 East 84th Street
4/5/6 – 86th St

Upper West Side Stores

Trip E:

Knitty City
208 West 79th Street (Between Broadway and Amsterdam)
1/2 – 79th St

The Yarn Company
2274 Broadway (at 82nd Street), 2nd floor
1/2 – 86th St

974 Amsterdam Ave at 108th
(212) 316-9276
1 – 110th St


Trip F:

Smiley’s Yarns
92-06 Jamaica Avenue, Woodhaven, NY 11421
Cash Only

Staten Island

Trip G:

The Yarn Girl
851 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY, 10310
718 447-6117


Amazing Savings
Various locations including:
1) 1415-1423 Avenue M (718) 998-2020
2) 1080 McDonald Avenue (718) 253-2244
3) 331 Rutledge Street, Williamsburg (718) 388-2929

B.E. Yarns
784 Manhattan Avenue (near Calyer, in Greenpoint, Nassau stop on G train)

Brooklyn General
128 Union Street
718.237.7753.Store Hours: 12-7 Tues, Wed, Thurs, 12-6 on Friday and Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday

Coney Island Home Furnishings (formerly T&D Carpet)
3155 Coney Island Avenue, just off Brighton Beach Avenue

Fiber Notion
849 Union Street (between 6th and 7th Aves.)

P.R. Grand’s
1935 86th Street (near 20th Ave.)
Under the D/M train

398 Atlantic Avenue (near Bond Street)
Store Hours: Mon-Thurs 11 AM - 7 PM; Fri-Sat 11 AM - 6 PM; Sun 12 PM - 5 PM.

Lana Fabric
909 Kings Hwy
(718) 339-8940
(Mon-Fri 8:30 to 6:30)
A few blocks from the Kings Highway stop on the B/Q train.

Lester’s Fabrics
1269 Broadway

Pratt Store
550 Myrtle Avenue
a few blocks from the Classon Avenue stop on the G Train
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 7:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

Sav-A-Thon Fabrics
2452 Flatbush Ave. (near Kings Plaza)
Sun 11-6 and M-Sat 9:30-7:25
Second location at 1620 Caton Avenue

Stitch & Stitch Yarn Shop
1316 Coney Island Ave

Stitch Therapy
176 Lincoln Place (btw 7th & 8th Avenue)
Store Hours: Tues.-Thurs. Noon to 7:30 pm, Fri. Sat. & Sun. Noon to 6:30 pm.

The Yarn Tree
347 Bedford Avenue (btw. South 3rd and South 4th)
Store Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 4pm-9pm; Fri. CLOSED; Sat. & Sun. Noon-7pm.

episode 20: the third knitting resolution update

hey all!
below are show notes for episode 20! they're short and sweet this week!

peace fleece yarn -

central park hoodie -

berrocco ultra alpaca -

Saturday, July 26, 2008

episode 19: destash away!

hey all!
show notes are below! :)

stash and burn podcast -

stash and burn groupies group on ravelry -

stash knit down 2008 group on ravelry -

yarn addicts unite -

destash for cash -

coco roco -

yknit podcast -

stephanie pearl mcphee -

destash and restach flickr group -

episode 18: knitting with the rest

hey all!
show notes are below!

calorimetry –

panta –

dashings –

fetchings –

stephanie jappel two tone ribbed shrug (from fitted knits) –

fitted knits –

barbara walker learn to knit afghan book (scroll down to book) –

one skein –

one skein wonders –

last minute knitted gifts –

renegade craft fair –

episode 17: exposing my ufos

hey all!
show notes are below!!

knit picks shine worsted -

girlfriends -

araucania pomaire -

phildar -

phildar sweater -
(magazine number 460, page 7)

forecast -

norah gaughan's serpentine coat -

calorimetry -

araucania aysen -

dashing -

fetching -

blue sky alpaca sport weight -

cashmere one skein neckwarmer -

feather and fan pattern -

malabrigo lace weight -

Friday, May 16, 2008

episode 16: sheep, sheep and wool!

hey all!
show notes below! :)

new york state sheep and wool festival -

seaport yarn -

maryland sheep and wool festival -

venezia by eunny jang -

patons street smart -

peace fleece -

stash and burn -

sweater quanitity yarn count - 23

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

episode 15: the second knitting resolution update

hey all!
below are notes from the second knitting resolution update.

forecast by stephanie jappel -

serpentine coat -

knitting nature by norah gaughan -

dashings -

interim house in philadelphia (take yarn and needle donations!) -

cascade 220 color cards! -

webs -

maryland sheep and wool -

rhinebeck or new york state sheep and wool festival -

handspun from ravelry was from:

clapotis -

Monday, April 28, 2008

episode 13: stash tour part trois

hey all!
i'm catching up on show notes for the last few episodes today! so show notes for episode 13 are below...please note that i have linked to some online stores so that you can see the yarns that i spoke about. i picked the sites based on the pictures available to view the yarns. i am not necessairly recommending buying from these stores!

red heart: kids -

michael's -

suss: spacedye -

araucania: atacama -

elsebeth lavold: cabled cotton -

araucania: magallanes -

lorna's laces: shepherd sock -

lorna's laces: shepherd sport -

lion's brand: cottonease -

smiley's yarn -

bernat: berella 4 -

mitered square blanket example -

suss designs -

suss: ultrasoft -

araucania: nature cotton -

scarf style -

araucania: patagonia -

lake park place -

lamb's pride bulky -

downtown yarns -

mermaid gloves -

webs sale -

berroco: ultra alpaca -

central park hoodie -

cascade: bollicine: revolution -

twinkle's big city knits -

cascade: ecological wool -

hemlock ring blanket -

filatura di crosa: 127 print -

calorimetry -

malabrigo -

cosmicpluto top down raglan pattern -

buttony sweater -


episode 12: stash tour part deux

hey all!

i'm catching up on show notes for the last few episodes today! so show notes for episode 12 are below...please note that i have linked to some online stores so that you can see the yarns that i spoke about. i picked the sites based on the pictures available to view the yarns. i am not necessairly recommending buying from these stores!


briggs & little heritage 100% wool -

dale of norway: sisik -

eunny jang's tangled yoke sweater:

rhinebeck, new york sheep and wool festival:

brooks farm yarn in lancaster, tx: solo -

a touch of twist in pattersonville, ny: peruvian alpaca - (link to store, not yarn!)

eunny jang's venezia -

maple creek farms: superwash merino -

cascade 220 heathers -

elizabeth zimmerman's seamless hybrid -

debbie bliss: cashmerino chunky -

classic elite: maya - couldn't find a picture for that...

knit picks: wool of the andes -

starsky sweaters - adult:

araucania: atacama -

araucania pronounciation:

colinette: point 5 -;jsessionid=154815f40cd05fa/shopdata/0020_yarns/0007_wools/0040_point+five/full_range.shopscript

knit new york -

clapotis -

baltimore yarn store (i think):

lana grossa: caramella -

suss designs -

hollywood knits -

suss spacedye -

debbie bliss: soho -

craigslist -

manos del urguay -

yarn connection -

noro: kureyon -

suss twisted -


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

episode 11: stash tour part un

hey all!
i apologize for the huge delay in getting up show notes for stash tour part un, as well as for the fact that it is taking so long to get through my stash tour...i had no idea it would be this time intensive and i'm a little bit embarrassed about the size of my stash. it had definitely done me some good to look through and see all the great things i have in there and get rid of some in the process. hopefully some of you can benefit from my destashing effort! haha
show notes are below! please note that i have linked to some online stores so that you can see the yarns that i spoke about. i picked the sites based on the pictures available to view the yarns. i am not necessairly recommending buying from these stores!

clear you clutter with feng shui -

lime and violet -

ravelry handspun was by -

knit knack in maplewood, new jersey -

manos del uruguay: silk blend -

dashings fingerless gloves -

blue sky alpaca -

cashmere neckwarmer -

rowan: felted tweed -

shedir -

eunny jang's tangled yoke cardigan -

pronouncing skein -

lana grossa: lambswool -

calorimetry -

ggh: bel air -

entrelac hat pattern -

owl cable hat pattern -

malabrigo: lace weight -

feather and fan pattern -

cascade yarns: cascade 220 -

maude louise craftster sweater -

mrs. darcy sweater -

rowan: holiday -

yarn connection -

venus sweater from knitscene -

knit1 -

mosaic knitting by barbara walker -

mission falls: 1824 cotton -

1824 blouson -

elsebeth lavold: silky tweed -

filatura lanarata: circus - unfortunately i couldn't find a link for this one...

smiley's yarn -

jaeger: baby merino -

minamilist cardigan -

debbie bliss: cathay -

arbor sweater -

classic elite: patina -

short sleeved cardigan sweaters from interweave: flutter sleeve cardigan - and auburn camp shirt -

classic elite: two.two -

twinkle hoodie -

debbie bliss: cotton angora -

manon by norah gaughan -

norah gaughan volume 1 -

debbie bliss: alpaca silk dk -

classic elite: imagine -

alencon in lower normandy -

phildar -


Sunday, March 23, 2008

episode 10: knitting tools

hey all!
show notes are below! :)

sticks and string:


denise interchangeable needles:

knit picks interchangeable needles:

knitting help videos (check out large and small diameter circular knitting and magic loop):

Sunday, March 09, 2008

episode 9: cool kid knits

hey all!
if you're interested in joining the yarn crawl of all nyc local yarn stores that will be starting in april, email me at going to the md sheep and wool festival? let me know!
show notes for cool kid knits below!






webs noro silk garden lite sale:

one additional note about knitting the clapotis with silk garden lite: because of the wool and mohair content of the yarn, the stitches do not drop as easily as if done with the yarn called for or something of a similar fiber content.

clapotis chart (click on clapotis spreadsheet on the right side of the page):


twiggy bobble hat:

m&j trimmings:

math4knitters podcast:

it's a purl man podcast:

md sheep and wool festival:

Monday, March 03, 2008

episode 8: short and sweet

short and sweet: the projects that keep us going...

first i should apologize for the change in volume in this episode...i actually paused the show for a while (i ate dinner) and came back to it and clearly i changed where the mic was in relation to my mouth...oopsy! notes!





lime and violet podcast:

stash and burn podcast:

knit science podcast:

eunny jang's entrelac sock pattern knit along:

pomatomous (wow! i really said that wrong!!):

fetching fingerless gloves:

dashing fingerless gloves:

peekaboo mittens:

pomatomus fingerless gloves:

short rows in purse:

it's a purl man podcast:

Monday, February 25, 2008

episode 7: the first knitting resolution update

the first knitting resolution update show notes!

stash and burn podcast –

it’s a purl man podcast –

forecast sweater by stephanie jappel –

serpentine coat by norah gaughan –

knitting nature –

the "sweater duster" is really the tilted duster by norah gaughan (go figure, i love everything she's done!) -

sticks and string podcast –

Sunday, February 10, 2008

episode 2: knitting resolutions

hey all!

so i actually have an idea of what i want to include in my show notes for this week! one thing i wanted to add to the part about my body shape is that not only do i have broad shoulders, a small waist, and large hips, but i have no boobs. below are links for things i mentioned in the podcast in this episode. i also added some links to the podcasts i mentioned in the first episode.

if you're interested in learning more about elizabeth zimmerman and her books, check out this wikipedia page:

to hear the math4knitters podcast, check out her blog:

you can see the fair isle sweater that i made based on the bad penny pattern at: and the original bad penny pattern at:

you can see the sari silk purse at: and the felted bag that came out too big at:

to read more on frogging:

podcasts that were mentioned in episode one:
- it's a purl man:
- sticks and string:
- cast on:

as always, please leave me feedback and comments!! i'd love to hear how the audio is coming out, what you'd like to hear about, and, of course, any ideas for my finished objects that i'm not using or wearing.


Thursday, February 07, 2008

episode 1: an introduction

hey all!

i suppose i should have some sort of show notes or something...not sure what to write notes about since the intro was really about me and the podcast. so...check out my blog to learn more about my past knitting. again, i'm zknits on both craftster and ravelry, so check me out! :)

i'd love any feedback on the sound and/or the content and any ideas you have for future podcasts!

thanks for listening!


since i haven't been posting in quite a while, i'm not sure that there's anyone keeping an eye out on my blog...even so, i thought it would be a good idea to make a short announcement that i've started a knitting podcast...i just recorded the very first episode tonight! i still have some things to figure out in terms of registering with itunes, etc, but as you'll notice, there's a subscribe to my podcast icon at the top of blog page.

hope you'll take a listen and let me know what you think!


catching up...with the small things

i've been mia for quite a while, so i'm now playing catch up it goes with the little stuff that's done...

simple black hat

shifting sands scarf for my roommate -

i really loved this pattern...oh and the yarn! it's malabrigo in purple grapes (i think)...

here's a fuzzy close up on the stitch work...

hot pink calorimetry for a co-worker in lamb's pride

oh and matching fetchings to go with the calorimetry.

scarves for girls! isn't the yarn fun! definitely need to be blocked, but they're paired with matching hats! don't you just love it!

here's one of the matching hats...

zig zag patterned hat that i made up

i'm not sure what this is called, but i saw the stitch on a sweater and decided to replicate it on a hat...the stitch pattern is k2, p1, k1 and then on the next row k2, k1, p1, so you have seed stitch between the ribbing...any thoughts?

and finally a hat for my bf's mother. it's based on the slouchy beret hat pattern on craftster, but done a little larger. the yarn is...who knows what...some kind of acrylic that i bought when i first started knitting and just used in some stash busting holiday present knitting.
that's all for now...