Cast On

Cast On began on Monday, 31 October, 2005, founded on nothing more than the desire to talk about knitting to people who get it. All the other stuff, about how memories, thoughts, hopes and dreams are knit into the fabric we create, and so become part of the fabric of our lives; about how life and knitting intertwine, and how sometimes you simply cannot tell where one part leaves off the other begins; about how the only thing wrong with the world today is that there is not enough knitting in it, all that came later, over time. Since 2005 the podcast has evolved to focus on finding inspiration in the ordinary, using it to kick start the process of making stuff, and finding ways to carve out the creative time and space that allows you to work your ass off on the projects that matter most to you. Like knitting a sweater. Or saving the world.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 44m. Bisher sind 187 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle zwei Wochen gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 14 hours 7 minutes


episode 181: Big wheel keep on turning

In this episode, summer rain, and the last of the summer socks; the return of things from our life; baking chocolate cookies; and more glorious stranded colourwork from Knitsonik and Friends, (aka my friend, Felix.)



episode 180: Things from your life

Socks of the month; over-sized shirts; stepping off the merry-go-round; and stuff. 


 2022-08-12  31m

episode 179: Midnight cakes and hay

Needles afire with summer socks; baking at midnight, running the numbers for Against All Odds; and standing atop of pile of new-made things.


 2022-07-30  31m

episode 178: Taxonomies

A sock heel for gradient dyed yarn; re-making a home; memories of dump runs past; buttons, and the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge. 


 2022-07-16  29m

episode 177: The Sea, The Sea

The knitting equivalent of eating dessert first; the knitting pivot; emergency socks; and the return of la mer.


 2022-07-02  26m

episode 176: A skill to fall back on

In this episode, the Against All Odds sweater gets a pop of colour to break up the unremitting boredom of knitting stockinette in grey yarn. It only lasted for four rounds, but was glorious. The folly of working with charcoal yarn at dusk is...


 2022-06-18  24m

episode 175: Two Sweaters


 2022-05-21  19m

episode 174: The long game

Fiddly false starts. Ambushed by linen. The sound of knitting freedom. The answer is in the question. And why is everything I need already packed away in a box?


 2022-05-06  27m

episode 173: Not Yet

Simple tools. Sweaters for the Littles. Jeny Staimen’s amazing heel construction. And my spring sweater shortlist. Links to everything I talk about are at


 2022-04-16  41m

episode 172: Flotation device

The eye of the storm has moved. Possibly. And there are many things about which to celebrate. But not knitting. Worst knitting month ever, at the end of which I learn valuable lessons from Jeny Staimen. And The Tech Bros are already yesterday’s news.


 2022-04-02  40m