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

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

Friday, July 22, 2016

Episode 255 Slip Slip Knit Myth

Listen here or use the Flash Player on this site for current and past episodes. Flash Player is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Try a different browser like Safari. Or jaunt on over to iTunes to find the show there.

This episode is sponsored by Quince & Co and Knitcircus Yarns.

At Quince & Co all of our wool yarns are 100% grown, processed, spun, dyed, twisted, and labeled here in the Looking for a fiber for summer knitting? Try our linen yarns, Sparrow and Kestrel or Willet, Cleaner Cotton. All are found at

Knitcircus celebrates fun, a passion for knitting, and the delight of beautiful yarn.

Treat yourself to a gorgeous, hand-dyed, gradient yarn in saturated colors with smooth color transitions throughout the skein. We are hosting a Pick Your Gradient Shawl KAL in August.  We will be at Stitches Midwest again. Look for us in the first row, booths 226-228.

Knitting Pipeline is a Craftsy Affiliate. I enjoy taking Craftsy classes and have learned so much while taking them at my own pace. If you visit my blog prior to purchasing a class or supplies I receive credit for it. Thank you!

You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper and on Instagram as KnittingPipeline. There are two groups on Ravelry, Knitting Pipeline and Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Come join us there!

You can also find me here:

Ravelry: PrairiePiper Feel free to include me in your friends.

Instagram: knittingpipeline

Twitter: knittingline


Prairie Yarn Crawl

July 20-23, 2016

Klose Knit, Urbana IL

Le Mouton Rouge, Bloomington IL

Ewe-nique Yarns, Morton IL

The Fiber Universe, Peoria IL

Stitches Midwest Podcaster Meet up

Saturday August 6 1 to 2 pm location TBA

Nature Notes

Hey Paula,

I really enjoyed your tree tales and I was fondly remembering your parents’ back yard when I visited there just before your father passed. It was indeed like a park; lovely, inviting, peaceful.

If I had to pick a favorite tree, I would have to choose the apple. The neighborhood where I grew up in Acton, Massachusetts was once an apple orchard and so many apple trees remained even after the houses were built. They were so pretty in the spring with those abundant blossoms and also super easy to climb. They never got too high so our parents never worried about us too much. One time my best friend’s mom was under one and a whole bee hive fell out of the tree and down the front of her blouse! Although stung many times, she was fine, but what a day that was when Mrs. Sharp ripped open her blouse! 1960’s - probably wouldn’t even raise an eyebrow today would it???

And those apples in the fall! So many delicious memories of fresh applesauce, pies, crisps and ciders. These were McIntosh apples. And with their fresh snap and sour bite, I still love them over any other. My taste buds have not forgotten.

In the winter, the bird feeders were hung from the bare branches and my love for bird feeding and watching was born.

Yes, I would have to go with the apple.

Thanks again for this segment. I enjoyed thinking back.

Make This From That Podcast on You Tube

Make This From That Etsy Shop (awaiting link)

Needle Notes

SSK  (Slip Slip Knit) vs K2tbl

I recently heard on a presentation that you can substitute k2tbl for ssk. Why not? It’s easier!

These are not the same. They are similar. K2tbl is a twisted cousin of SSK.

I don’t like to call people out on things but this is misinformation. I’m sure I have put out my share of incorrect information as well. On the other hand, if SSk and K2tbl were interchangeable it seems we would have heard about it already from Barbara Walker, Cat Bordhi, Elizabeth Zimmermann, Meg Swansen, or any number of knitters who are way more knowledgeable than I am.

K2tbl= Insert right needle into the back of two stitches on left needle. Knit these two together.

Slip Slip Knit= Individually Slip two stitches knitwise. Insert left needle into the front loops of these two stitches (left to right) and knit together. If you look at the stitches before removing them from the needle it may look like a K2tbl but if you look at the orientation of the stitches you will see that they have been turned. That is why you slipped them individually knitwise.

What do these two decreases have in common:

·        Both are left leaning decreases.

·        Both eliminate one stitch.

Why they are different:

In SSK the top stitch, the one you see when the stitch is complete, is oriented properly. It is not twisted. In k2tbl it is twisted.

Don’t believe me. Test it yourself on a swatch.
You can purchase a signed copy of the book at June Hemmons Hiatt website linked below!

The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt

Slip Knit Pullover Left Decrease (Slip Knit Pass) is identical.

In the Piping Circle

July 23, 2016 at Chatham Community Park, Chatham IL

Don’t go! It’s going to be a 115 deg heat index!

In the Pipeline


Firestorm by Nevada Barr (Anna Pigeon #4) ***  set in National Park. Huge fire and a murder.

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman *****

The Good Dream (audible) by Donna VanLiere who is the narrator for the book as well.  set in Rural Tennesee 1950. *****

The Lewis Man by Peter May. 2nd in The Lewis Trilogy. *****

Absolutely riveting book. Mystery, suspense, good character development.

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (audio)

Dream When You’re Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg  *** Terrible ending.

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult


Brooklyn (movie) on Netflix.

Period drama, immigrant story, romantic. We enjoyed it a lot. PG-13 No bad guys.


Amulet Shawl by Helen Stewart/Curioushandmade

Beads from Gilding Lillies.


Test knit by Hannah Fettig for her new book, Texture, to be published this fall. I bought Quince & Co Lark in Audouin colorway.

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

1 comment:

LoriOnLTB said...

I also loved A Man Called Ove! I laughed out loud, and I cried at the end. I read his other two novels first, and I recommend them. My Grandmother Says to Tell You She's Sorry gripped me in the same way, while Britt Marie was Here was more like a slow burn quietly drawing me in. (I even re-read the last few chapters, which I can't say I've done before.)

I'm only sad Fredrik Bachman doesn't have any more books out there right now! Impatiently waiting for the next one!

About Me

My photo
I play the Great Highland Pipes, knit, observe nature, and read. My name on Ravelry is PrairiePiper. Find me on Instagram as KnittingPipeline.