Welsh Weaving and Celtic Song – Fruity Knitting Podcast Episode 2

All young ladies are accomplished. They sing, they draw, they dance, speak French and German, cover screens and I know not what.

Jack and the team are pleased to announce the arrival of the Fruity Knitting Podcast Episode 2.  Sentence fragments.  The occasional lost. train… of…  But loads of ruthless editing, and we think it turned out o.k.

Without further ado:

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On Episode 2

Darkness Coat by Kim Hargreaves

Calder Beanie by Sarah Hatton

Temperate Fitted Sweater by Kim Hargreaves

Rowan Pattern Book “Still”

The Darkness Coat and Temperate patterns are both available in the Rowan Still pattern book.

Andrew’s Socks

There are a lot of stitches in these socks, and each one is getting the attention it deserves.  The pattern is based on Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder, available for free on Ravelry, but I’m doing them without the “texturing” in the original pattern.  So Erica’s pattern is really a lot more interesting than what I’m doing, but I’m still on trainer wheels.

I’m using a German wool – Trekking XXL by Atelier Zitron, colorway 598.  It is colorful.

Windy Scarf by Martin Storey

Ashie by Lisa Richardson

Andrea confides how she combobulated her bobbins, shares significant structural strategies, and more.  Not for the faint-hearted.


Knitting Konrad

Knitting Konrad, who showed that the Ashie could be made in a fitted style for slim, well-built blokes.

Trefriw Woollen Mills

The Trefriw Woollen Mills website includes an online shop, and opening times, if you lucky enough to be are able to visit the mill.  You can see the “vintage” machinery in action, including the weaving looms, carding engines and spinning mules.  The mill also offers hand spinning and rug making demonstrations, and has a Weaver’s Garden with plants used for natural dyes and fibres.  Check the website for opening times, as not all areas are open all year around.

Walking in Snowdonia

Our walk this week is The Fisherman’s Path and Cwm Bychan.

Followed by scones and tea.


Kath & Kim

Kath & Kim was an Australian television sit-com and broke records for audience numbers.  It centers on a suburban family.  It is culturally challenging.  We first saw it when we had already been away from Australia for several years, and it was so painfully accurate in picking up on the embarrassing parts of Australian it was at first more embarrassing than funny.  They have fun with language mistakes – “cup-of-cino” or “What does that pacifically entail?”  So when Kim tells Craig to paint the hallway in “eggplant”, it ends up yellow and white.  You may need some Australian blood to fully appreciate it.


  • Kimiko Ishizaka plays Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier, Prelude Number 3 and Prelude and Fugue Number 5.

8 thoughts on “Welsh Weaving and Celtic Song – Fruity Knitting Podcast Episode 2”

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    1. Hi Amanda. We haven’t done a tutorial on the Temperate sweater. I would suggest that you check out the tutorial on the Darkness Coat. That has lots of tips which would apply to many garments. There are also general tips in many of the episodes, so keep watching!

      1. oh ok, I thought you mentioned a tutorial for the Temperate top but thank you for letting me know! love your podcast, its inspired me to start on a sweater ( I have only been doing socks and shawls to date)

  2. for the Temperate sweater with the DK yarn, did u use the same needles and cast on stitches than in the pattern? or did u have to modify that?

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