Redflags in scientific research, Knit in place sock patches; Tips for re-knitting a pattern; The world’s last old growth redwood forrest; Give-aways for membership incentives and books.

Welcome to Episode 74

What We Learned in Our Knitting:

Margaret tried a Knit-in-place patch for her holey socks:
Catherine ran into some “learning opportunities” for knitting a pattern for a second time:  lady violet’s gauntlet

Brainy Thing:

Finding red flags in scientific research:  Jennifer Raff  University of Kansas   How to read a scientific report
checking who is sponsoring research

Redwood Curtain:

Catherine shares about Headwaters Forest,  the world’s last coastal redwood forrest


We have another membership incentive give away and another book giveaway.


website for show notes, photos of our knitting and crochet projects, Behind the Redwood Curtain places and things and anything else we decide to post.
In this episode of Teaching Your Brain to Knit, we look out for Red Flags in Scientific Research,  learn a knit-in-    place patch repair for socks,  offer tips for knitting a pattern for the second time;  discover the world’s last coastal redwood forrest;  PLUS offer giveaways for the membership incentive and book de-stash.

What’s your VAK?


Brainy stuff starts at around 24 minutes

What Catherine is learning from her knitting:

The Coraline father sweater (no pattern):


How not to finish your sweater

C sweater finish 2


What Margaret is learning from her knitting:

Turning socks inside out for stranding:  Margaret’s modified Kirklees


Kirklees Socks by Tian Foley

Friday’s Studio Sock

Margaret’s cut and reknit Hermione’s Everyday Socks


Margaret’s original Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Leuder



Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel socks book (well worth getting) and Youtube

Dragonfly Fibers Dragon Sock

Is your preferred learning style visual, auditory, or kinesthetic?

About visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles here.

Free VAK test here.

Behind the Redwood Curtain

North Country Fair

Catherine talks about the alpaca or llama people who have a booth.   They are the Tyler Family who have Arcata Bay Llamas which includes llama, alpacas, angora rabbits and Icelandic sheep.

Knitting Tip

Check your gauge throughout your project.   It can change.