I Thought I Knew How

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Episode 021: Christel Seyfarth and Loch Ness Knit Fest

Anne finishes her trip to Loch Ness Knit Fest and shares an interview with Christel Seyfarth, Danish designer and host of Fanø International Knit Festival. She also shares information on a knit-along starting January 1, 2020, that she will be co-hosting with Jana of the Purl Together video podcast.

Anne finishes her trip to Loch Ness Knit Fest and shares an interview with Christel Seyfarth, Danish designer and host of Fanø International Knit Festival. She also shares information on a knit-along starting January 1 that she will be co-hosting with Jana of the Purl Together YouTube podcast. Details below!


Yes, that is plural on purpose! There are two giveaways running at the moment. The first is for the Dorset Button Kit from Tania Ashton-Jones.

Ooooh, aaaaah… To enter for a chance to win this lovely kit, listen for the details in episode 20! This is open to listeners worldwide, but you must sign up by November 29, 2019!

The other giveaway is for a set of stitch markers in the I Thought I Knew How podcast colors.


To enter this one, click “Home” at the top of this page, scroll to the bottom of the page, and sign up for the mailing list. A winner will be chosen by random number drawing from the members of the mailing list. This is open to listeners worldwide and you must sign up by December 25, 2019.

Links to Things and People Mentioned in the Show

Christel Seyfarth
Fanøstrik: Beyond the Horizon
Fanø International Knit Festival, coming up again in September 2020!
Tania Ashton-Jones, aka TJFrog, links to where she will be teaching, her shop of Dorset button kits, and more.
Shona Mason of Shona Mason Makes
Dr. Zoe Fletcher, the Woolist
Loch Ness Knit Fest, coming again in October 2020!
MRI Maakers, online shop for the Harriet’s Collection of patterns being sold to raise money for the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal.
BogBain Farm
Hannah Rarity, the singer at the LNKF concert.
The Highland Yarn Guide, by Dwynwen Hopcroft
Vogue Knitting Live, where Anne will be having a meet and greet at the Morehouse Farm booth on Saturday afternoon. (Details coming!)

January Knit Along: Maakin for the MRI

Are you excited? Because Anne is very excited! She’s been talking about the Harriet’s Collection of patterns for months and months now and finally will be hosting a knit along in partnership with Jana of Purl Together, a video podcast over on YouTube.

The details:
Scroll down, listen to the podcast and watch Jana’s episode. We introduce the KAL in both!
The knit along will run January 1-31, 2020.
To participate, visit the MRI Maaker’s website and choose one (or more!) of the Harriet’s Collection patterns to knit in the knit along. Proceeds from the pattern sales go to the Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal, a charity group raising money to acquire an MRI scanner for Shetland to save the residents a long, uncomfortable, often worry-filled trip to the mainland for this basic test.
Jana and Anne will both be producing how-to videos on various techniques you may need help with. Subscribe to Purl Together and I Thought I Knew How on YouTube so you don’t miss them!
They will be randomly choosing prize winners at various points of the month for casting on by the first Saturday, posting progress photos, and finishing! To enter, you will need to post proof of your knitting at the appropriate points on the knit along thread on Ravelry (Link coming! Check back, or join the Purl Together group now), so be sure to join up now so you don’t miss out!

Thank you to Morehouse Farm, Ashcroft Makers and Merrily by Design for contributing prizes for the knit along. Details on those prizes and the finisher’s prize are on the way!

If anyone else would like to contribute a prize, be in touch!

Many thanks to Jana of Purl Together for already being such a powerhouse of a co-host! Be sure to check out her channel on YouTube for her previous KALs, technique videos, and her podcast!

Songs from the Episode

“The Fish and the Bird,” written by Brandon Turner and performed by Angela Easterling.
“Tattoo,” by Douglas Hoyer.

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