Sweater Challenge and Dyeing Like Crazy


Hey, just wanted to pop in and let you know that Johnny Vasquez invited me to be on the Daily Show for New Stitch a Day’s 30-Day Sweater Challenge, talking about how to make yourself a gradient sweater. Check it out, and see the step-by-step how-to in the last blog post. Let me just say that I was not aware that the ironing board figured so prominently in the background. 😉

vampire boyfriend
vampire boyfriend

Thanks so much to Johnny! I had such a good time recording the segment. And, as part of the 30-Day Sweater Challenge, you can win a Knitcircus Gradient this week! It’s the popular colorway Vampire Boyfriend in Pixie Dust wool/silk fingering weight.

Lair News

In the Lair, it’s all about getting lots of yarn ready for Vogue Knitting Live Chicago in a couple of weeks. Belle and I will have Sweaters’ Worths of yarn in gradient colors, shawl and sock kits, special Fall/Winter curated collections of kettle dyes, and of course, Matching Socks and Gradients, as many as I can dye up between now and then!


A peek at some of the Fall Curated Colors…


….And some of the Gradients!

Hope you all had a great week , and are enjoying the autumn weather. We made crock pot beef stew yesterday, so it felt satisfyingly like Fall.

Knitcircus Podcast #34

Amy reveals knitting nuggets from Camp, Jaala can’t take her eyes off Dave the sheep shearer and everyone’s gearing up for serious fall knitting.

Listen on Libsyn or iTunes

Mentioned this podcast:

Amy’s Ireland Trip

Donegal tweed

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Jennie the Potter

Green Mountain Spinnery

Argyle Fiber Mill

Kimmet Croft

Bleating Heart Haven

Sun Valley Fibers

Fiber Optic

Briar Rose Fibers

Trek Bicycle

Erik’s Bikes and Boards

The Fiber Factor


Modern Topdown Knitting, by Kristina McGowan

Knits at Home: Rustic Knitting for the Modern Nest, by Ruth Cross

The Art of Seamless Knitting by Simona Merchant-Dest and Faina Goberstein

Knitcircus YarnsMatching Socks Club and All Wrapped Up Club