3 Episodes on Knitting & Crocheting for a Living

4 Jun

SwatchesDid last week’s episode about the life of a pattern intrigue you about designing, tech editing, or other areas of the design process? Find out more about working in the yarn industry with these three interview-filled episodes. Click on the titles to see the episode guides or listen directly from this page.

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  • 117 :: Becoming a Professional Yarncrafter: 3 Stories; Plus 6 Ways to Make a Custom Afghan – We hear from several different people at Lion Brand about how they fell into the yarn industry, as well as from Brenda Dayne, the popular podcaster behind Cast On.

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  • 72:: Inside Design: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 3 Designers’ Processes – We talk to Margaret Hubert, Kristin Omdahl, and Anna Hrachovec about their design processes and some of their books.

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  • 21:: Sharing Your Designs with Others – We discuss different ways to get your patterns published whether that’s self-publishing or submitting it to a magazine. Plus we talk to the Crochet Dude, Drew Emborsky about his path to becoming a designer.

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  • deebee

    HI !! Just 2 comments. 1) I love the idea of the sock-ease scarf form episode # 21, I’m just a bit intimidated by the size 2 needles. The multicolored sock ease looks yummy.

    2) I was able to listen to all 3 posted episodes on my desk top. I have my I-pod touch set for automatic down load of Yarncraft, for this selection of 3 episodes, only 117 downloaded. Has anyone else had this issue?

    Thanks for all of your help!!

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    Hi deebee, don’t forget that since it’s a scarf and the exact size is not as important, you can always work it on slightly larger needles and get a slightly looser fabric. I find that size 3 needles are actually pretty comfortable tow ork with.

    About the downloading, I think that iTunes will only automatically take one episode per blog post, so since this is a round-up of a few episodes, it only took the first one. Unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a way around the issue unless iTunes changes how they load files. However, you can still download any of the episodes to your device by going to their episode guide (by clicking the links in this blog post) and following the directions on the direct download links. You can then upload them to your iPod like a song file. (I know this is a few more steps, but just wanted to share in case you want to have them on the go.)

    Hope that helps!

  • kim dawson

    Listening to your podcast and winding down from a day at the Tennessee Aquarium.. Oh and working on some nesting dolls… Never go on vacation with out yarn! Two things I wanted to share…1. I am about to start my first afghan…. 2. I did a yarn bomb for a crocheted on Facebook that lost her daughter last year… It was a group thing and people all around the world joined in. It was super fun! I yarn bombed a cement lion on on entrance way. I attached a photo of my yarn bombed lion.

  • http://www.lionbrand.com/ Zontee

    How cool! Thanks for sharing! We’d love to see a photo of your afghan when you’re finished too!