I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

Episode 080: Cotton

In this episode, Anne takes a deep dive into cotton: the history, quirks, and care! Plus, news of a NY/PA yarn crawl, a New Years themed yarn box, and more. 

Links to Things Mentioned in the Episode

FairTrade.net maintains a list of cotton growers and processors that adhere to their fair trade standards.
Katia Fair Cotton has been certified as fair trade by the ICEA.

Fair Trade cottons not mentioned in the episode:

Quince&Co’s organic cotton comes from a collection of organic cotton farms in California and all the processing from plant to yarn happens in the United States, so while not certified, it is processed under worker protection laws.
Also, Bare Naked Wool’s Pakucho cotton is certified organic and fair trade.

*Special thanks to Linda at Knit New Haven and Rachel at Ewe and You for their help identifying more Fair Trade yarns than google would guide me to!

A store is coming to the I Thought I Knew How website, and the first item to go up for sale will be the Shetland Hogmanay yarn box! Watch the website for details on the presale coming in May!
Connecticut Sheep, Wool, and Fiber Festival is coming to North Haven, CT, on April 30, 2022. See you there!
That Knitting Show on YouTube


Four local yarn shops in New York and Pennsylvania are hosting the Twin Tiers Yarn Crawl on Saturday, April 30: Blossburgh Company Store, Fibers Arts in the Glen, Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdashery, and Wooly Minded. Get the details at the Rabbit Row Yarns & Haberdasherywebsite.

Knit New Haven in New Haven, Connecticut, is a the perfect part of a day out for you and your knitting and spinning friends. Learn more at their website! 

The Morehouse Merino Flock Group continues to move on through the summer. Find all the help you need for knit along projects and your own! Join the flock at the website!


The songs in this episode were “The Myth of Translation,” by Ben Bostick, and “This is Not All,” by Humans Win.




Anne Frost

knitter & podcaster

The host of the I Thought I Knew How Podcast and Online International Fiber Festival.

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