10 Best Knitting Podcasts
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Do you want to get to know individuals in the knitting community on a more personal level? Would you like to learn about various knitting techniques? Are you interested in hearing detailed reviews of some of the most popular knitting products available, as well as the latest fiber industry news?
Well, we have exactly what you’ve been looking for! Knitting podcasts are a great way to dive deeper into your favorite hobby and connect with yarn enthusiasts like yourself.
In recent years, podcasts have become the preferred method of entertainment and information for many people. Never heard of a podcast or listened to one before?
In short, a podcast is a digital audio file available on the Internet for downloading or streaming to a computer or mobile device. Podcasts are typically available as a series and new installments are automatically received by subscribers.
You can easily listen to many of these podcast episodes for free through the links below. In addition, if you have an iPhone, you can download the Podcasts application or similar applications like Stitcher that work on any device to store your episodes.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, all that’s left to do is pour yourself a warm cup of tea and relax on the sofa, pull out your supplies to start a knitting pattern, or begin your commute to work as you plug in your headphones and listen to the 10 best knitting podcasts highlighted below (in no particular order).
1. Knitmore Girls
This lighthearted podcast (not to be mistaken with the popular television series Gilmore Girls) is hosted by mother-daughter duo Gigi and Jasmin. The ladies share their creative take on all things knitting by discussing whatever projects they’re currently working on each week before diving into popular segments such as “When Knitting Attacks!” and “Mother Knows Best.”
Gigi and Jasmin also provide honest book and product reviews. The Knitmore Girls express their unique take on knitting via the special bond shared by mothers and daughters.
2. The Yarniacs
Sharlene and Gayle’s twice monthly podcast is a friendly and conversational approach to knitting. This well produced knitting podcast features segments such as “What Are You Wearing?” as well as frequent interviews with knitting personalities.
These friends use such detailed descriptions of patterns, yarns, and finished pieces that you often forget you’re simply listening to an audio file and can’t actually see what they’re describing.
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3. Knit Picks Podcast
The official podcast of Knit Picks has produced a steady stream of new episodes for nearly a decade. Episodes from the vault provide the opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of the yarn business, tips for color selection, and the long, rich history of knitting.
More recent episodes also focus on interviews with designers, authors, and Knit Picks employees who discuss various topics ranging from sweater terminology and construction to an in-depth overview of the technical and aesthetic qualities of hand painted yarn.
4. Knitting Pipeline
Since 2011, Paula Emons-Fuessle has been producing this knitting podcast with a Celtic flair. Paula expertly mixes her three loves – knitting, bagpipes, and the natural world – with her warm and inviting style to make you feel as if you’re sitting down to knit with an old friend.
Topics such as quilting, bird watching, and all things Scottish can also be found throughout the episode archives.
5. Never Not Knitting
Pattern designer and host Alana Dakos signed off the airwaves in September 2016 after completing 100 episodes, but you can still listen to all the knitting goodness via her website and iTunes. This podcast, focused on design and project updates, product reviews, and funny knitting stories, is well organized and presents information in a slow and steady manner.
As a designer, Alana frequently discusses her own creative process – an invaluable resource for listeners interested in designing their own patterns.
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6. 2 Knit Lit Chicks
Hosted by mother-daughter duo Barb and Tracie, this fun and enlightening podcast includes knit-a-longs, crochet-a-longs, giveaways, and not surprisingly, book recommendations. These ladies are a great source of new projects and books to check out.
The show notes for each episode are organized by project and book recommendations, including links, so it’s easy to find sources for everything they discuss.
7. Yarn Thing with Marly Bird
Beginning in 2007, the Yarn Thing Podcast with Marly Bird has been dedicated to connecting knitters and crocheters. Marly interviews guests in the industry and chats about stitch-a-longs and the latest stitch news.
Marly’s fun personality will make you feel like you’re hanging out with your favorite yarn friend. The podcast is broadcast live every Tuesday and Thursday, so you can listen live and participate in the online chat room.
8. Knit British
Louise began the Knit British podcast when she realized many of the yarns in her stash were imported wool. As a result, she decided to knit with as much UK produced yarn and simultaneously promote as many UK producers as possible.
Her efforts eventually led to an informational and engaging podcast with discussions about drool-worthy British yarns, as well as her relatable knitting woes.
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Ashley Yousling hosts Woolful, the ideal podcast for fiber lovers of all sorts. Each episode includes a special guest (Ashley interviews a wide variety of individuals who create and work with fiber, including designers, spinners, farmers, and dyers), artisan giveaways and sponsors, trivia, information on fiber events, and a street-style Q&A.
If you want an intimate look into the fiber industry, the Woolful podcast will not disappoint.
10. Pom Pom Quarterly
Pom Pom is a UK-based quarterly magazine founded in 2012. Hosts Lydia and Sophie produce the accompanying podcast and they will quickly become two of your favorite knitting friends.
During each episode, you can expect interviews with individuals in the fiber industry, news updates, reviews of various products, giveaways, and even fun top-three lists that include recommendations for everything from craft tools to can’t-miss activities in London to yearly “knit-o-lutions” (knitting resolutions).
Do you have a favorite knitting podcast? Let us know in the comments below!
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