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Show notes - Podcast Episode 2: Guilty secrets

Welcome to episode 2 of the HennyPennyMakes podcast. You can view the podcast on YouTube here

Where you can find me online: My hand dyed yarn is available at

I'm also on both Instagram and Facebook as HennyPennyMakes If you have any questions, you can contact me by emailing Subscribe to my email newsletter here -


Cuddle cardigan

A pattern by me - I'm still at the pattern writing stage of this but I will be looking for test knitters in the future. If you would like to be a tester for this pattern, please send me an email and I will add you to my list. The yarn used for the cardigan I am wearing can all be found in episode 1 show notes. The yarn used in the version I am currently making is from Jellybeans Yarns, Castle View Yarns, Giddy Yarns, HennyPennyMakes, Pixie Yarns and Cookson Crafts.

Sock making

When making my stripey socks using my hand dyed mini skeins, I use an afterthought heel - there are lots of tutorials available online but this is a good one to follow -

The other socks shown are made using yarn by The Dotty Wool Co, London House Yarns, Kate Selene and The Yarn Badger.

Yarn Clubs

This year I am running four clubs themed about colour therapy, chakras and the Famous Five books by Enid Blyton. If you'd like to catch up and join in any of the clubs, you can find them all here:

Blanket making

I am currently working on two blankets using yarn from my own clubs. I will be writing up a simple pattern for these at the end of the year but if you would like any more information in the meantime, please send me an email and I'll be happy to help you.

Garment making

The multicoloured rainbow dress is a modified version of the So Faded pattern by Andrea Mowry and is made using my chakra yarns.The sweater is a Flax Light sweater and is made using my 2021 advent calendar themed around the Radio Times. I also talk about the previous advent calendars created and show the items made with those yarns. They include the Land of Sweets Cowl (made with my Quality Street collection) and the Dust of Snow wrap (made with the Pantomime collection) and both of these patterns are designed by Helen Stewart of Curious Handmade.

As I got distracted, I forgot to mention this year's advent calendar! It will be released for sale at the beginning of May and you can find more information about it on my social media or by signing up to my newsletter on the website.


The gnomes that I mention and show are all designed by Sarah Schira of Imagined Landscapes and all the patterns are available on her website -

Gnellie is from Oh Gnome You Didn't

Gnemo is from Gnome Is Where You Hang Your Hat

Gnathan is from Gnot Just Another Gnome

The upcoming make along is called Make Gnome Mistake and will feature Gnocchi the gnome. As I am one of the dyers for this make along, you can find the themed bundles on the website now.

Positive thinking make along

I will be hosting a make along from 1st May - 31st July (possibly longer to cover the summer holidays here) to make a shawl using 10 x 20g sock minis and 100g contrast yarn. I recommend the following patterns but if you have any suggestions for patterns that use the same amount of yarn, then please let me know - I love to hear suggestions!

Make Your Own Luck shawl (shown made with two different bundles) and Positive thinking shawl which has a mosaic effect, both by Lisa Ross of Paper Daisy Creations.

I have also set up a Mighty Networks group to run the make along - if you'd like to join the group (I'd love to have you there) then please send me an email and I'll get an invite to you asap. I'm still finding my feet there but I'm looking forward to building a yarn community for knitting and crochet lovers (with some colour sprinkled in too!)

Erin x


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