On The Trends Episode (#101) of The Knit Show with Vickie Howell we focused on the state of the art of knitting, today. We covered yarn trends, popular items to make, modern applications of techniques, new products, and more!

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In the Studio

1st Guest: Meghan Fernandez, Co-Founder Pompom Quarterly

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We’re in the studio first with the Meghan Fernandes the editor/publisher of one of the coolest, yarn-centric magazines out there, PomPom Quarterly! Meghan let’s us in on trends for pattern, draping, and shaping, then teaches us how to use “Judy’s Magic Cast-on” to work the Picot Sock from the toe-up and how to use short rows to create a heel.


Make it: Picot Socks, by Lydia Gluck

Picot Socks | The Knit Show with Vickie Howell

Picot Socks!

More from PomPom Quarterly


2nd Guest: Kathy Elkins, Co-Owner WEBS– America’s Yarn Store

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Kathy Elkins, the Co-owner of one of the largest yarn stores and e-commerce sites, WEBS. Kathy shares with us the types of projects that are most popular with her costumers right now, then shows us how to knit the Northfield Gradient shawl which is worked from tip-to-tip then topped off with an on-trend ruffle.

Make it: Northfield Gradient Shawl

Northfield Gradient Shawl Kit

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Cold Spring Shawl Kit

Field Trip!

The Knit Show at TNNA

We leave the studio and head to Columbus, Ohio where Vickie gives an insider’s look at the needle arts industry market conference, The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA).

Vic's Tips

Vickie takes you on a tour through different types of knitting needles, showing when and why to choose a particular type of needle based on project, material, and/or technique.

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