Episode 70: Hat Genius

We are full on into the autumn knitting season, and with the impending holidays bearing down on us faster than you think, we find our focus turning to accessory patterns and potential gifts. In this episode, we'll discuss upcoming events and what we're currently working on. We also have an interview with the one and only Woolly Wormhead to share with you!

Sponsor note: 

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Garthenor, providing a variety of sustainable, organic British wool products in an ecologically responsible way. See Garthenor’s glorious yarns, including a kit for Isabell Kraemer's new Amory sweater, on their website at www.garthenor.com. 

We're hosting a daily Instagram photo challenge for the good folks at Wovember! Follow us on Instagram  @yarninthecity  to make sure you don't miss any of the photo prompts.

We're hosting a daily Instagram photo challenge for the good folks at Wovember! Follow us on Instagram @yarninthecity to make sure you don't miss any of the photo prompts.


28 – 29th October: Kendal Wool Gathering  

1 – 30th November: WOVEMBER!!!! This year's theme is Woolness: where wool meets wellness, and we're hosting an Instagram Photo Challenge!  

11 November: Festiwool, at a new venue  

11 – 12th November: Nottingham Yarn Expo  

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23 – 30th November: London Guild exhibition – The Thames and Southwark: Threads of London Life, Southwark Cathedral, 10:30am - 5:30pm daily, free entry. Also includes a free Introduction to Natural Dyeing drop in seesion on Sunday, 26 November from 3-5pm.

Make Happy – aka – What we’re working on

Rachel is enthusiastically finishing some long-standing WIPs, after realising that virtually all of her numerous sets of 4 mm needles are stuck in other projects, and need to be reclaimed for new ones! She's polished off her Green Memories hat by La Maison Rillilie, and has picked up her Starting Point shawl again. One sleeve is done on her British Blue 100 sweater, and the second is started. 

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Allison is working on Clue 1 of the SweetGeorgia Yarns MKAL, but Clue 2 was out last week so she's feeling a bit behind! She's got her yarn wound and ready to cast on for the handspun Belles Filles Shawl KAL.  

Hat Genius: 


If you like to knit hats, then you've probably heard of Woolly Wormhead, self-described Hat Architect. As knitters of more than one Woolly Wormhead pattern, we were very excited to catch up with her during a recent visit to the UK, and talk about her hats, her design process, her new book, Elemental,  and her upcoming double-barrelled Mystery KAL, starting November 1st. 

Wrap up

Many thanks for joining us for another episode! You can find the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher Radio (please rate, review and subscribe!) and you'll find us on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, in our Yarn in the City group on Ravelry, or in person on Wednesday nights at our knit night at The Goat on the Rise  between 7 and 10pm. However, the Goat will be closed for refurbishment from the 16th of October for approximately a month, so we've relocated up the hill a little bit at The Breakfast Club on Battersea Rise.

Have a great couple of weeks and we’ll chat with you soon! 

Music credits (available on NoiseTrade)
Ridiculously Happy (feat. Twilight Meadow) - Owl City