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Episode 52: I finally get the mohair trend

Eek! Have I finally succumbed to the lure of a KNITTING TREND??? Cosy up for another episode of my knitting podcast, where I share what I’ve been making. In this vlog, I dive deep into fibre experimentation and swatch development for my recent design collaboration – the Mid-Winter Knits collection with Aroha Knits, which was inspired by the starry night sky at the winter solstice. It’s been a really interesting project to work on, and I’m so happy that it’s finally out in the world! I’ve also been knitting a scrap sock for my Stashless2022 contribution; plus: sock mending! rambling thoughts! the geopolitics of identity and knitting! The intricacies of dye, hue dominance and fibre!

Have you recently given in to any knitting trends, or are you a happy bandwagon-jumper? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

Featured projects

My new designs are the Bundle of Stars shawl & Starlit Night fingerless gloves.

The previous Winter Solstice collaborative designs are the Ginger Snaps fingerless mitts & Brandy Butter hat.

I mended my sample Hawthorn Tincture shawl after enthusiastic rosebush-adjacent frolicking…

Honourable mentions

Francoise Danoy’s designs for Aroha Knits are the Whetu hat & Whetu cowl.

Yarn support was provided by ITO Yarn, The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers & The Urban Purl. The Urban Purl also previously provided yarn support for my Sagittate Cowl design!

I previously collaborated on Winter Solstice designs with Dianna Walla.

The Craft Expertise research project is conducted by Dr. Karen Patel, who I met through the artist Lorna Hamilton-Brown.

My scrap socks are inspired by Danish knitwear designer Laerke Bagger.

I’m enjoying watching The Green Bean YouTube podcast by Katie Green.

This video was funded by my wonderful supporters on Patreon, helping me cover equipment and recording expenses. If you like my videos, become a Patron at

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