Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by my Longaberger home businessn and Quince & Co.

Knitting Pipeline is sponsored by Quince & Co. and Knitcircus Yarns

Friday, February 21, 2014

Episode 162 One Million Downloads!

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This episode is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business, Quince & Co and Klose Knit.
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Urbana, Illinois 61801 (across from Strawberry Fields).
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Pipeliner Notes
Shear Madness starts March 1, 2014. National Namaste Farms.  Natalie Redding.
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BirdNerdknitter wrote:
Thoroughly enjoyed the episode Paula, like usual! :) I wanted to ask a question: does the term “modular knitting” only apply to squares and diamonds? You mentioned you have to attach the knitted work as you knit the different pieces, and it reminded me of how the Ten Stitch Zigzag blanket (and others) are constructed. These in particular are long chevron strips that you attach to the entire blanket as you knit them. Do those count?

My reply:
That is a great question! Modular knitting (by my definition) does not have to be squares or diamonds. If the same shape (module) is replicated and is then joined to make the whole then I would call it modular. I would call Frankie Brown’s Ten Stitch Zigzag a modular piece.
Domino Knitting is a type of modular knitting. In the book I have, Domino Knitting by Vivian Hoxbro, all the projects have mitered squares. She has other designs and books that came after and I believe she branched out from the mitered square. And example is Domino Shells Jacket from 1998. My perception is that Domino Knitting is most often mitered squares that are joined together as you go but other shapes are possible.

Registration is closed for the Knitting Pipeline Spring Retreat March 14-15, 2014.
  • ·        Attendees will receive a PDF via email.
  • ·        Checks being deposited soon.
  • ·        Mini-skein Swap Thread—a lot of interest  Friday night.  More info later but it will be very relaxed and I’m sure there will be plenty of Magic Cakes in the making there.

We reached 1 Million downloads!

Many Thanks to:
  • Libsyn, the server for the podcast
  • Quince & Co
  • Listeners--You are wonderful!

Needle Notes


Paula’s Eyelet Yoke Baby Cardigan in Berocco Comfort DK

Crochet Circle Vest Shrug by Patricia Hodson
Bronwyn’s project page for Crochet Circle Vest Shrug

Bronwyn made a tag for her son’s hat using Ultrasuede.

High Note Low Note
  • High Note  Porch is open
  • Low Note Pomegranate season is over.

  • High: One hundred days of School
  • Low: People still talking on cell phones while driving even though it is against the law in Illinois.

Have a great week, haste ye back, and hold your knitting close.

1 comment:

camby said...

I love your colorful baby cardigan!

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