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Embracing the Summer with Podcasts

Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hitting the road, or exploring new places, podcasts are the perfect companion for your summer adventures!

I hunted down knitting podcasts that I find informative, interesting, and easy to listen to. Whether you’re a newbie knitter looking to learn more about the craft or a seasoned knitter looking to expand your knowledge, a knitter who lives and breathes all things knitting or someone who is craving some virtual knitting pals, knitting podcasts are for you.

Below, I list ten favorite knitting podcasts, and all of these podcasts cover a range of topics including the knitting community, interviewing makers, marketing your fiber business, tips, and techniques. Keep reading and see if you find your next favorite knitting podcast!

#1 The SweetGeorgia Show Podcast on Knitting, Spinning & Dyeing

Felicia Lo, the founder of world renowned Sweet Georgia Yarns here in Vancouver has been podcasting knit related interviews since July of 2015, and as such is probably one the local pioneers of using this brilliant social media platform in our sector. A true podcast, rather than the more often seen Youtube videocast, the Sweet Georgia Show uses the interview format to bring talent from all over the knit world into our living rooms. You can find anyone from designers, dyers, farmers, and knit shop owners describing how knitting and fibre arts has influenced their lives and how they in turn put their mark on the fibre arts world. One of the recent episodes features Anna Hunter’s journey from anarchist to yarn store founder to fibre farmer. Felicia is truly amazing at bringing out the best of the fibre art community!

#2 Soxcetera

Shannon Fisher who awesomely refers to herself as a writer, knitter, unschooler, sparkplug, and spaghetti squash enthusiast hosted a knit video podcast for a few years a wee bit ago, but her podcasts are still available on her youtube channel. This podcast sparked a wave of local knit podcasters to follow in her wake, so it is a great way to get a feel for the growth of our fibre art in this city, as it parallels the growth and rise of Knit City’s impact on the community.

I’ve enjoyed sharing in Shannon’s knitting journey as it feels similar to attending a knit night, chatting with a knit buddy, and she gives some great introductions to sock knitting tips and techniques. And her sox rock.


#3 TriCitiesKnits

If you’re more into banter between co-hosts as your podcast preference, TricitiesKnits is hosted Jenny and Natalie and provides a number of amazing technique and tips. Jenny Faifel is a knitwear designer known specifically for sweater knits, and the knowledge base of these two ladies is astounding.

#4 Lovetosew

Okay, I’m cheating a little as this isn’t a knit podcast, but these two ladies present another fibre art in the most amazing format. I could listen to their soothing voices for hours, and their format includes not only sewing tips, but other stories, suggestions and goal-setting which any maker can benefit from.

Their Jan 1st episode includes an analysis of goal-making and tips on keeping the many resolutions we make (or don’t) at this time of year, and was so well researched and presented. The tips and ideas provided on how to succeed in the year ahead without excessive stress and worry were brilliant. Hosts Helen Wilkinson and Caroline Somos also made a new years resolution to learn to knit, and are taking our beginner class at Baaad Anna’s this month, so maybe they will fall down the rabbit hole of the wonderful world of knitting that we all know and love!


#5 My Two Tips

Another long running local knit podcast is My Two Tips with Elise Garnier, whose last episode from early December has inspired my next sweater knit for my year-o’sweaters. The Hamilton by Josée Paquin of UandIKnit looks simply amazing on Elise, and this kind of project inspiration is an added benefit that these video podcasts on various Youtube channels brings to our community! Thanks Elise!

#6 K2tog Podcast

On the podcast, they like to bring in other makers, who may or may not be knitters, to talk about the art of making, and they don’t shy away from discussing controversial issues in the spirit of community. I also like how they incorporate voice memos from listeners into the episodes, which is a great way to give voice to other members of the community. 

Overall, this podcast radiates good vibes. If you’re interested in getting introduced to the two knitting pals from Minnesota, here is the link to the first episode. If you’re interested in jumping right in, I recommend Episode 7: Stand in the Gap to Better Support BIPOC Creatives and Makers. And if you’re more of a YouTube person, they have a channel that accompanies the podcast, so you can get it over there instead!


#7 Fiber Radio

Anastasia Williams. used to run a naturally-dyed yarn business, but is now a Fiber Business Coach, meaning she offers business coaching to makers in the fibers community! Her coaching costs money, of course, but her podcast has lots of incredible business and marketing advice tailored exactly to fit our community. 

The podcast covers a bunch of topics, including collaborations, marketing strategies, launches, Etsy, and more. She also has one-on-one coaching episodes, where one of her clients gets coached on air so all of us listeners can benefit from the knowledge being shared. 

If you’re a maker looking to monetize your craft and are interested in feeling this podcast out, check out the first episode! In it, Anastasia introduces herself and goes over the focus and expectations of the podcast. One thing about this podcast that I appreciate is that Anastasia works to challenge the status quo when it comes to business norms in the knitting community.

#8 Make Good: A Knitting Podcast

Jessica and Karen share as they run their local yarn store Scratch Supply Co.. This podcast focuses more on the technical side of knitting as they share information and tips on specific techniques. They also discuss what they are making, their favorite tools, and interview makers. They also answer questions that people send to them! Make Good is the perfect combo of informative and fun.

#9 VeryPink Knits

Since we ALL rely on knitting tutorials on YouTube (so mind-blowing how knitters got on before the internet), you have probably come across VeryPink Knits’ YouTube tutorials. Staci is the person behind VeryPink Knits.

This is another podcast that focuses on the technicalities of knitting, but I just love how Staci explains everything. It also mainly revolves around answering questions submitted by knitters, which I love to listen to. Some of the questions are things I haven’t experienced yet, and some of the answers provide information I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. 

Most of the episodes cover a wide variety of topics depending on the questions, but with the episodes being only 20 minutes or so long, they are short enough where you are able to digest all of the information given to you. I really enjoyed Episode 208: Picking Your Next Project, where one question revolved around the frustration of new project overwhelm, which I totally relate to. Staci gives some good tips on how to overcome it, but I also recommend creating a knitwear capsule wardrobe. It has significantly decreased the amount of time I take when it comes to picking out my next project and the yarn that goes along with it. 

#10 Tom Slips into Conversation with

This podcast is the creation of Tom from @knitslips, and it is very aptly named. Each episode is a conversation that Tom has with another maker, who are sometimes knitters, sometimes crocheters, and sometimes makers of a different craft outside of the fibers world. 

Together, Tom and his guests have casual chats about life, mental health, and the love of making. The Season One Intro is just a minute or so long and Tom goes over the idea behind the podcast and who is interviewed in season one. I honestly loved all of the chats on the podcast, but I’d say my favorite was the talk with Lizzie from @hive_knits. When she was interviewed, she talked about her desire to begin pattern designing, and she has since released her first pattern! And it was interesting to get a peek into her life. 

Season 2 ended in June 2021 and there haven’t been any new episodes since, but I highly recommend working your way through the existing episodes if you want a chill podcast to put on in the background as people talk about crafting. I hope Tom comes out with more episodes, but it looks like he’s been adding a few monthly episodes on his YouTube channel, where you can also watch the podcast episodes in Season 1 a nd Season 2. 


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