Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Brownie Knits Episode 49: A Sun-Drenched Yarn Chat

Welcome to episode 49 of the BrownieKnits knitting video podcast. This episode features my adventure into toe-up socks and brioche knitting. Join me for a fun little chat. I do sincerely apologize for the sun rays that make an appearance in this episode. Hopefully, it brings brightness and joy to you and not annoyance. Lol!


Swap package: Lace Drops and Autumn yarn

Happy Planner

Symposi Press -

Turtlepurl Striped Turtle Toes in Poison Apple

Square Toes by Janel Rockwell

Toe Up Socks with a Difference by Wendy D. Johnson

Briochevron Blanket by WestKnits / Hedgehog Fibres DK and Cascade Effects DK

Fox Crossing by Owl Cat Designs / Lorna's Laces Sport

Three Chimneys by Kay F. Jones

Cosy Blanket by Attic24 (Lucy)

South Austin Vampire by Russ Hall




Follow along with my adventures on Ravelry, Etsy, Craftsy, Instagram, and Facebook: BrownieKnits.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Brownie Knits Episode 48: Finished Projects, Downton, and the Wool Gathe...

Welcome to episode 48 of the Brownie Knits video knitting podcast! In this episode we take a trip to Cincy to see the Downton Abbey costume exhibit, do a little yarn shopping, and venture to the Wool Gathering. Plus, there are LOTS of finished projects, a giveaway winner, and new ways to win giveaways.


Lora Edith Hat by Brownie Knits is available in Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy, and for $2.99.

KCs Pockets to Go bag - KCsPocketstoGo on Etsy

Delicious Yarns Two Sweets Sport in Chocolate Mix 4

Destination Yarns 3 Goat Welcome

Rock and String Creations in Zombies Walk at Midnight and Appalachian Autumn

Blue Ridge Yarns Kaleidoscope Pumpkin Spice

Jujuy Shawl by Joji Locatelli

Collapsible Cap by Allison Griffith

Knit Picks Hawthorne in Poseidon used in scrapghan

Julie from Diary of a Yarn Snob


South Austin Vampire by Russ Hall

Fox Crossing by Simone Kereit

Join the Brownie Knits group in Ravelry to participate in the conversation and register for giveaways. Follow our adventures on Ravelry, Instagram, Craftsy, Etsy, Facebook, and BrownieKnits.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Brownie Knits Episode 47: Writing, Reading, and Knitting

Episode 47 is up on YouTube.
Welcome to this VERY special episode of the Brownie Knits knitting video podcast. I am thrilled to welcome Patrick Kanouse to the podcast to answer questions about his recently published book. Boy, do we have a lot of laughs for you in this episode! AND, it is STILL full of knitting, crochet, and yarn.
Patrick Kanouse, author of The ClearingThe Shattered Bull, and An Ingenious Murder can be found on Instagram and Twitter as @patrickkanouse. He is also on Ravelry as PK1 and you can find out more about his works, including his poetry, at his website You can purchase print copies of The Clearing(release date 9/20/16) and The Shattered Bull (October 2016) from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Ebook copies are available on Kobo, iTunes/iBooks, Amazon, and B&N. The novella An Ingenious Murder is exclusively available as an ebook on Amazon (release date 9/20/16).
NCAA museum - 
Crimson Tate -
2016StashDown - post in the BrownieKnits Ravelry group for our next giveaway (scheduled for October 2016)
Pebble Beach Shawl by Curious Handmade out of Anzula Breeze in Mauve
Football Helmet Dishcloth by Knitted kitty  out of Knit Picks Cotlin
Jujuy Shawl by Joji Locatelli out of Madelinetosh 80/10/10 in Earl Grey, Uncommon Thread Heavenly Fingering in Orion, and Manos Serena in Tide
Scrapghan with border in Knit Picks Hawthorne in Poseidon
quarefibre’s Instagram photo of Square Toes by Janel Rockwell
Justice League Scarf by Marsha Auguste
Other books and authors mentioned: 
Hardy Boys books 
Robert Ludlum 
Ross Macdonald 
Donna Leon 
Michael Connelly 
Adrian McKinty 
James W. Ziskin 
Ben H. Winters 
Russ Hall 
Larry D. Sweazy 
Christopher Coake 
Lori Rader-Day
To follow along with Brownie Knits, join the BrownieKnits group in Ravelry and follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Craftsy: @brownieknits.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Brownie Knits Episode 46: Episode of Giveaways

Welcome to episode 46 of the BrownieKnits knitting video podcast. There is SO much to talk about in this episode...from finished projects for others to new lovely yarns and LOADS of giveaway announcements!


Choo Choo Train Blanket by Brownie Knits and knit out of Spud & Chloe Sweater

Hats knit out of Turtlepurl Worsted in Trenchcoat; Swans Island Pure Blends Worsted in Oatmeal; Universal Yarns Bella DK Tapestry in 915 Pink Variegated; hat pattern will come out in September/October 2016 from Brownie Knits and will be named Lora Edith Hat--stay tuned!

Morning Sunburst Kitchen set by The Crochet Gypsy and available for free on made out of Knit Picks Shine Sport in Platinum, Cream, and Grapefruit.

Steelers socks out of Claudia Hand Painted Addiction in Gold and Black and Madagascar

City Streets Shawlette by A Knitter's Life and available for free in Knotions online magazine. Yarn kits available from Spun Right Round on Etsy.

Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart out of Anzula Breeze Mauve

Bird Leg Bags -

Simply Sock Yarn Company

Jedi Mind Trick -

Gale's Art on Etsy - New Leaf sock blank

Lollipop yarn on Etsy - Brown-Eyed Girl

Softly sweater by Hanna Maciejewska



EmmaClark / knittersfriend



New #2016StashDown / #StashDown2016 giveaway to be picked in October: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering in Coffee Shop.

New Yarn/Book Giveaway: The Clearing by Patrick Kanouse and Anzula Cricket in Red Shoe ... submit an author/writer question on the Yarn/Book thread on the Brownie Knits Ravelry board.

The Clearing in print can be ordered at:

The Clearing digital version will be available on September 20, 2016 from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

Join the Brownie Knits Ravelry group to register for giveaways and join in the crafting fun!!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Brownie Knits Episode 45: Socks and a Big Bag of Yarn

Welcome to episode 45 of the BrownieKnits podcast! In this episode we look at my new Mockingbird Lane Socks pattern and all the charity knitting and crocheting plans for the Olympic 2016 games.


Mockingbird Lane Socks by Brownie Knits

Use Coupon Code: BKMockingbird in Ravelry to get the pattern for $.99 from 7/31/16 to 8/15/16.

Yarns used in socks: Knit Picks Felici in Beyond the Wall; Wollelfe Merino-Sock in Red Roses; Leading Men Fibers Showstopper in Apocalypse and Intermission in Poison Apple

Olympic Charity Knitting Pinterest board can be found in the BrownieKnits Pinterest boards.

Choo Choo Train Blanket by Brownie Knits

Use Coupon Code OlympicCharity2016 to get any/all of my Brownie Knits hat patterns 25% off during the Olympic games.

Use hashtag KnittingforGood2016 and hashtag CrochetingforGood2016 in Instagram and Ravelry to share our Olympic charity projects and join the Brownie Knits group in Ravelry to enter for the giveaways.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Brownie Knits Episode 44: Knitting for Good

Welcome to episode 44 of the BrownieKnits knitting video podcast. In this episode we explore lots of finished socks, some new lovely yarns (and a bag!), and talk about an upcoming special knit-along/crochet-along that is all about making a difference.

(This is a bit of a longer episode. If you don't have time for the entire thing, please do check it out starting at the 40:15 mark for a special announcement. I hope that you will join me in my knitting and crocheting adventure during the 2016 Olympics.)


Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Rainbow in the Dark

Wollelfe Merino-Twin Coral Reef

With Love shawl by A Knitter's Life (Christina Wall)

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in Pink Clay

Jessie McCann jewelry

A Good Yarn (Sarasota Florida)

Dream in Color Smooshy Puffer Fish Seedlings

Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart

Anzula Breeze in Mauve

Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist Sock Plus in LoveMyGnomies

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in FSU

Zauberball in Pink/Green/White

#2016StashDown KAL/CAL in the Brownie Knits group in Ravelry

Shoreline book by Knit Picks

Waves and Stripes Infinity Scarf

SuzyParkerYarns in Carnival

Craftfulness Yarn

To join in my knitting and crochet adventures, you can find me on Instagram, Craftsy, Ravelry, and Facebook: BrownieKnits. Join the Brownie Knits group in Ravelry to register for giveaways!

Thanks for watching!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Waves and Stripes Infinity Scarf Pattern Release

New pattern! This one is available exclusively from Knit Picks and can be purchased here as an individual pattern or in the awesome book Shoreline, which is full of great knits.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 7” depth x approximately 60” circumference; each stripe or wave section is 10" long 

YARN Knit Picks Stroll Sock (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon; 231 yards/50g): MC White 26082, 4 balls; C1 Navy 23694, 1 ball 

NEEDLES US 6 (4mm) two 16” circular needles or two 32” or longer circular needles for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain gauge 

Scrap Yarn 
Size G Crochet Hook 
Stitch Marker 
Yarn Needle 

24 sts and 33 rnds = 4” in St st in the round, unblocked. 
24 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in St st in the round, blocked. 
24 sts and 36 rnds = 4” in Lace in the round, unblocked or blocked.