Knitting Pipeline (general)

Show notes are found at You can find me on Ravelry as PrairiePiper and on Instagram and YouTube as KnittingPipeline. There are two groups on Ravelry, Knitting Pipeline and Knitting Pipeline Retreats. Come join us there!

Direct download: Episode_325_Ides_of_March.mp3
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Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and KnitCircus Yarns. I am also a Craftsy Affiliate. Please consider visiting my web site before purchasing a Craftsy class or materials as I receive credit for it. Thank you!

My good friends, Bronwyn and Sarah, join me for this episode. They are bronwyndp and MotherEarthKnits on Ravelry if you wish to check out their projects or add them as friends.

Knitting Pipeline Retreat Feb 26-27 in Washington IL has just a few spots available. $65 for all the fun we can cram in a 26 hour period. Meals included. Sleep at the facility for free or book at a local hotel.

2016 Knitting Pipeline Spring Retreat Information
Feb 26-27, 2016 (Fri 2 PM to Sat 4 PM)

Registration documents are here.

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Direct download: Episode_237_Mermaids_and_Mukluks.mp3
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Episode 178 SSK Recap This episode was recorded on my back porch as the weather today is glorious—sunny and cool at 70 Deg F. There are ambient noises with bird song (lots of House Wren trilling) and wind in the trees. If this bothers you just know it is not my normal recording environment. SSK in Nashville is an event hosted by The Knit Girllls, Laura and Leslie. I had a great time and in this episode I share some of my experiences with you. Sister Bay is my new design published by Quince & Co. It a cousin to Piper’s Journey: a crescent shawl also in Quince & Co Chickadee, but this time in two colors. The applied border of texture and lace is knitted on as an applied border. You can find Sister Bay at Quince & Co here or on Ravelry. A Knit Along with Sister Bay starts on July 20th or whenever you like. Prizes will be drawn on September 1, 2014. Details are here and on the show blog. Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and my Longaberger Home Business. Show notes are found at
Direct download: Episode_178_SSK_Recap.mp3
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Sister Bay is my new design published by Quince & Co. It a cousin to Piper’s Journey: a crescent shawl also in Quince & Co Chickadee, but this time in two colors.The applied border of texture and lace is knitted on as an applied border. You can find Sister Bay at Quince & Co here or on Ravelry. A Knit Along with Sister Bay starts on July 20th and will end on midnight September 1, 2014. Details are here and on the show blog.

Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and my Longaberger Home Business.

Show notes are found at

Haste ye back!



Direct download: Episode_177_Sister_Bay_Shawl_and_KAL.mp3
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Bronwyn and Sarah join me for this episode.

Kindly sponsored by Quince & Co and my Longaberger Home Business.

Show notes are found at

Haste ye back!

Direct download: Episode_149_When_Yarn_Doesnt_Listen.mp3
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Steps for preparing unraveled yarn before knitting it again. At First Sight by Laura Linneman. Review of my Nikon Coolpix P510.  Show notes at

Thank you to Quince & Co for supporting the show and also my Longaberger Home Business.

Thanks for listening and haste ye back!

Direct download: Episode_134_Deep_in_the_Frog_Pond.mp3
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Have you heard the statement that a pair of socks is as much knitting as a sweater? Not true! Also, a finished shawl, Little Colonnade by Stephen West, wild turkey talk, and why I am boycotting the buying of e-books, at least for a while.

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Thank you to show sponsor Quince & Co and my Longaberger Home Business!

Direct download: Episode_109_Debunking_a_Knitting_Urban_Myth.mp3
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Direct download: Episode_56_A_Shawl_is_Meant_to_Be_Worn_Final.mp3
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Quince & Co is a sponsor of Knitting Pipeline.

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Direct download: Episode_55__Leafprints_Shawlette__Westknits_Mystery_KAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm CDT for complete show notes.  Sponsored by Quince & Co and my Longaberger home business.

Direct download: Episode_54_Dishcloth_Binge.mp3
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Sponsored by Quince $ Co


Direct download: Episode_53_Bronwyns_Dilemna_and_Sock_Summit.mp3
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Kilkenny Cowl by Pam Allen, Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Valimaki, and Chambered Nautilus Tam by Elizabeth Zimmermann are featured in Needle Notes.  Pipeliner tip, talk about goldfinches and their nesting and feeding habits, and a visit from Franklin.  complete show notes and photos at  Thank you to Quince &  Co for sponsoring this episode.   Quince & Co yarn was used for all projects in this episode.



Direct download: Episode_52_Kilkenny_Cowl_and_Stripe_Study_Shawl.mp3
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Tips for making nupps, a finished shawl, review of Knitted Lace of Estonia by Nancy Bush (both book and DVD) and Lily of the Valley.

Direct download: Episode_51_Estonian_Lace.mp3
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Review of Knit One Knit All: Elizabeth Zimmermann's Garter Stitch Designs; Fibonnacci and Golden Mean; The Chambered Nautilus in nature and a poem.

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Direct download: Episode_50_The_Chambered_Nautilus.mp3
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Taming large numbers of stitches on your needles.  A finished shawlette (And So Are You by Rose Beck) and a new shawl begun (Stripe Study Shawl).

sponsored by Quince & Co  and my Longaberger home business.

Thanks for listening.

Direct download: Episode_48_A_Soothing_Shawlette.mp3
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Ruffles keep creeping into my knitting.  LaLa's Simple Shawl is pretty with a garter ruffle.  I used the Russian Bind off to bind off in pattern on Rose Becks And So Are You Shawl.  There is a video on the show blog to demonstrate.  Reviews of Green Mountain Spinnery Simply Fine wool/kid mohair blend and their new book 99 Yarns and Counting.  Leave a comment on the show blog to enter a drawing for a skein of Simply Fine.

Quince &  Co, our show sponsor, is offering 10% off your orders of $20 or more until July 1, 2011.  Use codee KP62011 at checkout.

I invited visitors from The Dutch Pipes and Drums to dinner.  Found out he had recently been knighted.  That's why a knight came to dinner that day.

Direct download: Episode_47_The_Day_a_Knight_Came_to_Dinner.mp3
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Episode 43 Owls: Mystical, Magical, and Knittable

Quince & Co is a sponsor of this episode.  Visit my Longaberger site at

show notes are at

Leave a comment on the show blog to enter into the drawing for two owl patterns by Susan B. Anderson.

Direct download: Episode_43_Owls.mp3
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Episode 41 Ready, Set, Gauge! for complete show notes.

Quince & Co offers a line of thoughtfully conceived yarns spun from American wool.  Thank you to Quince & Co for sponsoring the podcast.

Enjoy 20% off Longaberger pottery through April 30th on my web site

Three Bags Full is donating a Pink Daffodil Project Bag for this episode.  Leave a comment on the show blog to enter the drawing.  Comments entered by noon Central USA time on April 28th will be eligible.  I announced the winner for last week's drawing.

Happy John Muir Day and Earth Day.  The documentary John Muir in the New World can be seen on the PBS site.

Needle Notes:  I finished Clockwork by Stephen West of Westknits.  Great project using yarn from The Woolen Rabbit.  I also completed the finishing work on the Norwegian Setesdal Sweater including a woolen fabric label. 

Estelle Cardigan KAL  Join us starting May 1 for this Knit Along using the Estelle Cardigan pattern by Melissa LaBarre.  It's time to swatch to figure out what needle size to use for your project.  I give tips for swatching.

Thank you to Emily Bond for designing a new logo for the podcast!  The bird is called "Piper".  Piper may have some things to say in future episodes.  Contact Emily on Ravelry as emmylucille.

Book Notes:  One Skein Sock Wonders edited by Judith Durant.  5 star except for the last chapter which is a good laugh.

Music by Lydia McCauley from Quieting.  Every Bug, Every Bee, Every Breath.   Enjoy the peepers in the tune.




Direct download: Episode_41_Ready_Set_Gauge.mp3
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Wristers, muffatees, and fingerless mitts are handcoverings that leave the fingers free. We explore a bit of the background of wristers and muffatees.  Finished projects this wee are Fetching by Cheryl Niamath and Those Mitts by Leslie Friend (3 pair).  I share some wrister patterns that are in the pipeline.  The winner of the Quince and Co. giveaway is announced.  Our new giveaway is 3 patterns of your choice from Stephen West of Westknits.  The show is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business  Show notes are found at


Direct download: Episode_25_Wristers_and_Muffatees.mp3
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Episode 24 More Shawl Style

Pipeliners share ideas about shawls and I add a few of my own.  Leave a comment on the show blog to be in a drawing for a fantastic prize from Quince & Co.  I share two finished projects:  Schieffelin Point Shawl by Kate Gagnon Osborne/Kelbourne Woolens and Falling Water by Rose Beck.  Ideas on no-purl patterns are shared by Pipeliners. Also, Nature Notes, news from Celtic Cross Pipes and Drums and a Ravelry Tip. 

Direct download: Episode_24__More_Shawl_Style.mp3
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Reviews of Norwegian Patterns for Knitting by Mette Handberg and Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum by Sue Flanders and Janine Kosel.  I finished Ruth's Cap from the Norwegian Handknits book.  We continue our garter stitch/no purl pattern suggestions with a prize from Rose Beck of RosyPosy Designs:  3 patterns of your choice.  Also use the code KP2010 to receive $1 off the purchase of two of her patterns through November 30 2010.  Show notes at

Direct download: Episode_22__Norwegian_Knitting_Book_Reviews_final.mp3
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Episode 21

Review of Westknits Book One; my finished Hap Blanket by Ysolda Teague, correction to what I said last week about Alma Ella Shawl, and a WIP Pogona by Westknits.  We continue our November topic of garter stitch or stockinette in-the-round pattern suggestions.  A prize of 3 patterns of your choice is being donated by Rose Beck of RosyPosy Designs.  Also use the code KP2010 for $1 off any two patterns by Rose Beck until November 30, 2010.  Music by Dutch Pipes and Drums.   Shoals of Herring, Castle Dangerous, and Collins Cattle.

Direct download: Episode_21_Final.mp3
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This is the full episode of 36 minutes.  The original release cut off at 16 min.  I finished the Swallowtail Shawl by Evelyn Clark, my Rip Van Winkle Project.  This pattern gets an A+!  On Saturday  I visited with knitters from the guild in Springfield IL and then spent the afternoon piping at Reformation Days.  I read Pipeliner notes on the ergonomic advantages of knitting the English method.  The episode ends with a tune, The Rose of Kelvingrove, by The Dutch Pipes and Drums.  Show notes at

Direct download: Episode_19_final.mp3
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This letter from Elizabeth Zimmermann was written to me in Oct 1979.  It is written in her own hand.  View it on the show blog.  In Needle Notes I discuss my completed Merope by Rosemary Hill, made with Harmony Sock Yarn from The Woolen Rabbit.  This show is sponsored by my Longaberger Home Business.

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This  episode includes listener notes, turkey talk, Summer Flies Shawl, Maia Shoulderette, news in the piping world, knitting tips, and  two letters from Elizabeth Zimmermann.

Direct download: Episode_9_Elizabeth_Zimmermann_Notes_Part_2.mp3
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Ready to become a better knitter?  Following EZ's advice and inspiration I am committing new techniques to memory.  Join me!

Also, listener notes, finished Brandywine, new Summer Flies Shawlette, and a bit of turkey talk.

Direct download: Episode_7_rev.mp3
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More tips on knitting with charts, two favorites from the new First Fall Knitty 2010, a confession, and a song with lyrics by Robert Burns.  Plus 15% off your order from The Woolen Rabbit with promotion code from the show!

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Episode 1 Vegemot Hat, Multnomah, Kjaellingsjal, and Brandywine Shawl

An amorous wild turkey pays us a visit.  Vegemot hat, Kjaellingsjal, Multnomah, and Brandywine Shawl.

Direct download: Episode1finaled.mp3
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I introduce myself as a knitter and outline the plans I have for the show.

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