Shinybees - The Knitting, Comedy and Yarn Podcast

The podcast for those who like their knitting, yarn and comedy in equally large measures. Hosted by UK knitter Jo Milmine, there's also a regular Sock Surgery co-hosted with Clare Devine and Kate Read. Business minded? Enjoy the interviews with industry entrepreneurs for top tips and inspiration on making it in the yarn industry. Finally - enjoy the finest fringe knitting pattern picks that Ravelry has to offer.

The Podcasts

Want to make knitwear that fits the way you want it to?

Step forward Amy Herzog of Custom Fit and Fit to Flatter fame, who is our latest interview guest. Amy Herzog is a Boston-based knitwear designer and author of the book Knit to Flatter, and the popular Fit to Flatter tutorial series.

If knitting things that fit you well is your bag, Amy is here to help with the Cutom Fit system. Use and yarn and any gauge, plug it into Custom Fit and it will churn out a pattern for you that will work perfectly!

Show notes are on the blog at

You can find Amy at

Music for this episode is provided courtesy of Music Alley and is by Adam and the Walter Boys, with 'I Need a Drink'.

Direct download: Episode_57_-_Make_It_Fit_-_An_Interview_with_Amy_Herzog.mp3
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We're welcoming Linda Lencovic of Kettle Yarn Co to the podcast to tell her story and introduce us to the Boardwalk Collection. Linda is based on the South Coast of England and specialises in glorious colourways on yarns that are extensively wear tested, for those who believe in fashion that lasts.

This episode of the Shinybees podcast is sponsored by Yarn In The City. Yarn In The City creates experiential, yarn-centric events for knitters and makers, designed to bring people together through a shared love of craft. Yarn In The City organises the Great London Yarn Crawl taking place this year on Saturday 5th September 2015. For more information go to

Linda has just collaborated with some of the hottest designers on Ravelry to produce the Boardwalk Collection, designed in her Islington DK base, a heady blend of 55% Superwash Bluefaced Leicester and 45% Silk.

You can find links to the collection lookbook, details on where to find Linda as well as our sponsors in the shownotes at


Ever wondered what it's like to crowdfund a book? Susan Crawford, knitwear designer and fashion historian is my latest interview guest on the show. Purveyor of all things vintage and woolly, Susan has published 4 books already, which are stocked in the V&A, Waterstones and the British Library.

Four years in the making, Susan's latest project, the Vintage Shetland Project, is about to come to fruition and she is in the midst of a pubslush campaign to fund the initial print run of the book. This amazing project brings vintage knitwear from the Shetland Museum archives to life, with 25 items featured in the book, all with patterns transposed from the original garments and graded for size, to make them available to be enjoyed by knitters today.

Come and get to know Susan in this laid back episode and hear about Nana Ruby, Susan's sprightly Zwartbles and how she'll never audition for The Island...

You can find Susan over at where you'll also find links to her social media. The Pubslush campaign is here.

Shownotes can be found on the blog at as always.

Music is provided courtesy of Adam and the Walter Boys with 'I Need A Drink'. available from Music Alley.

This week it's an interview episode and I am chatting to the vivacious duo that is Alison Thistlewood and Rachel Brown, the ladies behind Yarn In The City and the Great London Yarn Crawl. Both businesswomen in their own right with their own separate businesses, they are here to chat about all things yarn and business. There's also some agonising over the Desert Island Skeins and some stash chat, amonst all the usual interview questions.

Tickets for the event are now on sale.

You can find Allison and Rachel at

Shownotes for this episode are at