Episode 13 of the Podcast – A giveaway, dyeing with calendula, resources for designers

In this episode of the podcast I talk about my current knitting projects, recent pattern releases, plans for a new design, and dyeing with calendula from my garden. I'm also asking for some feedback from knitwear designers to help me create some resources for creating excellent knitting patterns. There are also some clips from recent visits to Hestercombe gardens in Somerset, Avebury in Wiltshire, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. 

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Show notes:

My hand-spun/grey Mendip 4-Ply jumper project details 

Mendip 4-Ply yarn in Grey Sheep available here

Ginkgophyte by Emily Greene for Pom Pom Quarterly

Oak Moss Tee pattern on Ravelry

Test knit for the Leoma Shawl

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Erika Knight British Blue 100

Marina Skua naturally dyed yarns available here

Blog post on Woad dyeing and salt extraction 

See all the colours of Mendip DK so you can choose your skeins for the giveaway

If you're a designer and would like to ask any questions or let me know of any technical difficulties you're been having, add a comment, message me @marinaskua on Instagram, or email me

Giveaway rules: To enter you need to be a subscriber of the Marina Skua YouTube channel and post a comment on this video on YouTube. The winner will receive two skeins of Mendip DK yarn, plus a pattern of their choice from the Marina Skua Ravelry store. The winner will be selected randomly and will be informed as a reply to their comment on Friday 6th September. They will be asked for a) their selection of colour(s) of yarn; b) their choice of pattern to be sent as a PDF download either via Ravelry or email; c) their postal address for sending the yarn. This information should be sent in an email. 

All entrants must abide by the YouTube Community Guidelines.

To conduct the giveaway I (Marina) will have access to your YouTube user name; I will then require the postal address and email address of the winner, plus their Ravelry user name (optional) in order to send out the prizes. This information will be used to complete the giveaway and will not be stored for any other purposes. Entrants will not receive marketing materials unless they have otherwise specifically opted in to do so.  

All music is by Doctor Turtle


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