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The Yarn Podcast Revolution!

If there’s one thing that has contributed most to making knitting and crochet cool and relevant in the last few years, it’s podcasting. A wave of energetic, enthusiastic craft buffs have taken to YouTube, telling stories, showcasing skills and, yes, spinning yarns. They’re full of ideas and passion for what they do, and are really injecting a youthful vigour into the crafting scene that we can’t get enough of!

If you’re wondering what podcasters are doing on YouTube though, you’re not alone. Originally a term coined by Apple to merge the words ‘iPod’ and “broadcast’, podcasters used to make purely audio outputs, but have lately transferred their skills to video, using nothing more than basic recording equipment and oodles of personality.

Because we can’t let a day go by without checking up on the crafty podcasters’ latest entries, we thought we’d share our absolute top favourites with you all!

1. Nathan Taylor of ‘The Sockmatician’

Who is he?

Nathan is an actor and singer who blogs and vlogs in between about all things yarn and knitting. As the name may suggest, Nathan is passionate about sock knitting, and many of his videos centre on new techniques, yarns and designs in the sock world. He is also a huge advocate for ‘Double Knitting’, which involves knitting reversible and double-sided pieces.

Where can I find him?

You can find Nathan’s site here and his podcasts here.

What should I watch?

This fantastic tutorial on helix knitting is a good place to start, but any one of Nathan’s videos can be viewed independently, and his instructional techniques are brilliant!

2. Andrea and Andrew of ‘Fruity Knitting’

Who are they?

A Kiwi married couple living in Germany with a shared passion for knitting and yarn, Andrea and Andrew structure their podcast episodes with news, ‘bring and brag’ sections (where finished knitting products are showcased), competitions and of course, technique demonstrations. There are always guest knitters on the podcast episodes, and we just love their warm, friendly delivery and obvious love of the craft. They also have one of the best opening sequences of all the podcasters we know!

Where can I find them?

The Fruity Knitting website is here and the YouTube channel here.

What should I watch?

Andrew and Andrea just put out a really great round up of their experience at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.

3. Katie of ‘Inside Number 23’

Who is she?

Katie’s podcasting style is very personal and diary-esque, she shares her own projects, new yarns she loves and many adventures from her own life. As well as knitting and crochet, Katie also features other crafty projects and creations.

Where can I find her?

You can find Katie’s YouTube channel here, and her Instagram account here.

What should I watch?

This oddly named video is a great introduction to Katie and her style.

4. Eric of ‘Sticks + Twine’

Who is he?

A Toronto native passionate about bringing a touch of style and class to knitting, Eric not only provides regular yarn reviews, technique showcases and stories from his yarn adventures, he also produces and edits his own knitting magazine, Rib.

Where can I find him?

You can find information about Rib here, and Eric’s YouTube Channel here.

What should I watch?

In an episode we can all relate to, Eric feels smug and slightly guilty about the quantity of his yarn purchase from Rhinebeck Yarn Show…

5. Kristin of ‘Yarngasm’

Who is she?

A New York-er with a love for all things yarn related, Kristin shares her projects and adventures in knitting, sewing and other crafty business through her podcast. She is also an indie-dyer, and has her own gorgeous yarn range under the name Voolenvine.

Where can I find her?

Check out Voolenvine yarns here, and find Kristin’s podcast channel here.

What should I watch?

In this episode, Kristin showcases some ‘mini skeins’ or ‘unicorn tails’ (which we’re becoming slightly obsessed with…)

6. Molly of ‘Home Spun House’

Who is she?

Berlin-based Molly is a knitter, sewist, yarn dyer, knitwear designer and all-round crafty gal. Her beautiful collection of yarns are all sold through her site, and her podcast traces her experiences as she handmakes her way through life.

Where can I find her?

Molly’s website can be found here, and her YouTube channel here.

What should I watch?

This episode is about something that none of us really struggle with – enjoying our knitting.