2 Knit Lit Chicks

Recorded Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Book talk begins at 31:30

Our Summer Tops KAL has begun and goes until to June 1, 2024.  It needs to be an adult-sized top that you consider to be appropriate for use in the summer, and we will leave the parameters of that to you!  Come chat with us about summer tops on our KAL thread, and check out our Summer Tops bundle for pattern ideas!

Virtual Knitting Group via Zoom


Tracie and Barb will 

  • NoCKRs - April 25-28, 2024 at the St Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, CA
  • Fiber Frolic - June 1 at the Soul Food Farm outside Vacaville, CA



Barb Finished:

  • Bankhead Hat #27 by Susie Gourley
  • Velvet Pullover by Claudia Quintinella, using Serendipidye Kings Mountain Fingering in the Piccadilly colorway, Invictus Yarn Adventure in the Don’t Look  Under the Lilacs, Invictus Yarns Master of My Feet in the Adagio colorway, AND Knit Picks Palette in the Aster and Bluebells colorway.
  • 2 Knitted Knockers


Tracie finished:

  • 2 Soap Sacks by Haley Waxberg in Knockers yarn (And the bar shampoo and conditioner Tracie can be purchased at https://viori.com/)
  • Beginner’s Rainbow Rabbit by Claire Garland in sparkly periwinkle Tahki Linguine for Lauren’s 12th birthday
  • Jen by Josée Paquin in Marianated Yarns Scrumptious HT in Sea of Glass and Indigo Bunting, Laneras Barefoot in Coral and Invictus Yarns Unconquerable Sole BFL in the Powerful colorway
  • 1 Knitted Knocker


If you would like to make Knitted Knockers, here is some useful info -


From the Knitted Knockers.org website:

“Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have had breast cancer and undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy. Traditional breast prosthetics can be hot, heavy and sticky. They typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets and can’t be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are adjustable, washable and can even be worn while swimming. Our special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those requesting them”

Please visit the Knitted Knockers website, Knitted Knockers Homepage for all the information that you need.  

This webpage is especially helpful for information on approved yarns and color information: Yarns and colors

Very Important: Please note that neutral colors are preferred.  If you want, you can use bright colors on the bottom of your knocker, but the top of it needs to be in a neutral color. 

Patterns: So many choices!  Please go to this section to pick and download your (free) pattern: Knitted Knockers Patterns. 

Hint:  The Bottoms Up Knocker for Double Point Needles pattern works great with magic loop too…and has the easiest “start” to your knocker!

Barb working on:


Barb has cast on:



Colourwheel DK 1 Ball Scarf by Sirdar, using a Sirdar Colourwheel in the Follow the Rainbow Colorway


Tracie cast on:


She continues to work on:




Tracie read:

Direct download: 2KLC_ep282_-_2_23_24_12.54_PM.mp3
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 Recorded Thursday, February 8, 2024



We are so excited to have Kim McBrien Evans, dyer of Indigodragonfly Yarns, designer, teacher, innovator of knitting pattern modification and all-around Textile Maven as our guest this episode!


We had a fantastic talk with her about her background, starting her yarn business, learning to modify knit patterns out of necessity and wanting to share what she’s learned about anything-but-standard sizing and as a teacher, designer and advocate for size inclusivity and a change in the way we size women’s clothing.



Coupon Codes for Our Listeners

Website: https://indigodragonfly.ca

Discount code for yarn and patterns: 

15% off all yarn and patterns


Ravelry: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/kim-mcbrien-evans

Discount code: 2KNITLIT15

15% off all patterns and ebooks


Impervious Shawl

 designed to be knit with some of Kim's husband's more complex colorways





A Tale of Two Sweaters




"New Representative Sizing Standards for Garments that Fit" by Kim McBrien Evans for Digits and Threads, March 9, 2022 (you can download the size chart here as well through an email sign up)  

"Inclusive Sizing Is Not Impossible—We Just Have to Work Together" by Kim McBrien Evans for Digits and Threads, April 14, 2021

Digits and Threads has a lot of other Kim's articles about fit, so take a look around!

Find Kim

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Indigodragonfly

Instagram: @indigodragonfly 

Direct download: Episode_281_-_2_11_24_1.39PM.mp3
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