CH 123: Making in May: beginnings of a handmade wardrobe

CH 123 Making

This month I’m talking about working on pieces for my Handmade Wardrobe. I’ve cast on my first project, the Angelus Novus Cardigan for the East London Knit Klee KAL. I’ve also had my sewing machine fixed so am back in business for sewing some garments too. Some special announcments: Its UK Podcast Awards again and I would be so grateful if you would vote for me! I also have very exciting news about….The Shawl Society coming soon!

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UK Podcast Awards

The UK Podcast Awards first round voting is open!

I need to get in the top 10 of the nominations to get to the next round. I would SO appreciate it if you would vote for Curious Handmade Podcast in the two categories I’m nominated for – Best UK Podcast and Audience Appreciation Award.

You can vote for me on this page (I think you need to be a Facebook user) – it only takes a minute:

  1. Click on this link here and scroll down past the video you don’t need to watch it.
  2. Go to the categories for “Best UK Podcast 2016” AND “Audience Appreciation”
  3. Click on the “xx more options” link and find Curious Handmade Podcast and check the box beside me.

Also Ravelry is nominated in the Community award so go vote for our beloved Rav too!! 🙂

Thanks so much!

Here is the fun promo video of the awards last year and that is Emma my podcast editor and I on the cover pic and have two little cameos in accepting the Best Hobbies and Games award last year! I feel so famous hahaha.

The Shawl Society


Joining The Shawl Society feels like stepping through a hidden doorway. You know you’re about to escape into something fresh, unexpected, and full of possibility.

The Shawl Society is a pattern subscription club for anyone who adores the element of surprise. Membership entitles you to six amazing months of secret shawl patterns (one pattern will be released each month – June to November) to knit along with your fellow initiates. Participation in the Shawl Society also opens up a world of secret codes, exclusive discounts from boutique yarn producers, and members-only pop-up sales. Other important membership benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Close-knit camaraderie
  • Scheming
  • The particular glow you get from a really good secret

The six designs in this mystery collection cover the entire shawl spectrum. You’ll encounter different shapes, sizes, and techniques, and the difficulty level will range from relaxing patterns you can knit as you lounge at the lakeside all the way to challenging projects to ignite your sense of adventure. The shawls will be released one by one, and each will take you on a journey. All you have to do is follow the path as it unfolds, one step at a time.

Show Links

Spindrift Shawl

Sign up for the Spindrift Shawl Workshop here

Spindrift Shawl KAL group on Ravelry

Stitching Up Paris “Insider’s Guide to Parisian Knitting Sewing, Notions and Needlecraft stores

Me Made May – So Zo What Do You Know?

West Water Tunic Pattern

Quarter 2 Curious Handmade Wardrobe Challenge

Klee Collection KAL with Renee Callahan

We will be having a KAL for the Klee Collection in the Curious Handmade Ravelry group starting 9 May.

I will be knitting the Angelus Novus cardigan in Blacker yarn.

Renee is offering a super generous offer of 20% OFF all her patterns for my listeners with the code EastLondonKnitKAL.

Blacker Yarn is offering 10% OFF any DK weight yarn from their website until 12 June using code KLEEKAL

Meetup in NCY

The details of a knitterly meetup with me and others in New York on Sunday 29 May:

Brooklyn Roasting Company is a great space (large and bright and COFFEE!) and also convenient to out-of-towners,

Time: 11:30am

Date: Sunday 29 May

BRC is located at:
50 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

PS I think I said on the podcast that it was in Brooklyn but despite the name…this venue is actually in Manhattan itself!!

Thanks for organising this Jaclyn! x

Brooklyn Knitfolk

other wonderful Brooklyn based podcasters I love:

Voolenvine’s Yarngasm

Tiny Paper Foxes – although Jennie is not in Brooklyn much longer!


More To Explore


Learn all the essential skills you need to start knitting stunning handmade shawls with the FREE Spindrift Shawl Pattern and Online Workshop

Magazine Covers with Helen Stewart on it and a knitted shawl wrapped around her neck and shoulders