Episode 10: Picking Patterns

January 19th, 2021

This week we talk about where we get our knitting patterns, and how access to patterns (and becoming a designer!) has changed over the years. We also answer a Dear Scratch question about yarn bleeding during blocking... yikes!

If you're curious about our littlest, naughtiest dog Charlie, you can see him on our website!



NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, designers and patterns mentioned will link to Ravelry pages.

Designers mentioned:

Patterns mentioned:

On our needles:

Penguono by Stephen West
Tomás Pullover - Joji Locatelli
DRK Everyday Socks by Andrea Mowry

make good stashdown:

Welcome to our first annual Stashdown KAL! This year's stashbusting project will be Stephen West's Penguono. Even though the KAL has started, there's still time to join! Really, isn't being fashionably late #goals?


  • We cast-on January 4th, but you can join us at anytime!
  • Post photos of your Penguono progress on Instagram and use the tags #makegoodstashdown and #makegoodpenguono
  • Each tagged photo will count as one entry. You may enter as many times as you'd like!
  • You do not need to be finished with your Penguono to be eligible to to win, but you do need to follow @makegoodpod
  • On February 1st we'll randomly select one of you to win $150 gift card to Scratch!
  • MARCH OF THE PENGUONOS!!! March 6th... more details to come!

Follow us on our new Instagram account @makegoodpod

Submit a question to our next Dear Scratch installment by emailing us at dearscratch@scratchsupplyco.com

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Episode photo credit: Katriina Luotonen