I Thought I Knew How

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

A podcast about knitting
and life and all sorts

Episode 113: Steek

A close up of a Shetland lace edging showing multiple steeks against a black background.

In this episode, Anne falls down a rabbit hole regarding the etymology of the word steek and how the use of the term in knitting has evolved through the years. 

Episode 46: Janette Budge

In this episode, Anne has another giveaway, a report on the latest Online International Fiber Festival, and an interview with knitwear designer and teacher Janette Budge.

Productive Fair Isle Swatching

A common practice for swatching on Shetland is to knit a hat. It allows knitters to test out patterns and colors, and confirm their gauge. In the end, the knitter will have a hat that will surely fit someone, and their time and yarn will be put to productive use.