Episode 21: Oktoberfest and Knits

Episode Number: 21
Record Date: 9/20/21
Publish Date: 10/5/21
Edited by: Caitlyn


Oktoberfest Beer Night:
Oktoberfest – Left Hand Brewing Company – Märzen
Oktoberfest – Keg Creek Brewing Company – Märzen


Desamour Designs is a crochet designer that is hosting her 4th BIPOC MAL and we are going to participate!
Hate not Hate MAL drawing! Please message us with your mailing address and selection!

What have you been listening to?

Ologies Podcast

What’s Brewing? (Current Projects/Cast ons)


Vanilla Socks – Desert Vista Dyeworks – Rainbows rule the world
Sea Glass Tee – Abbye and Selena, Wool and Pine Designs
Ravelry Link http://www.woolandpine.com/
Fingering weight colorwork short sleeve tee. I’m using my minis from the Merry Everything and Happy Always mini swap. What was that I said about not doing another colorwork fingering weight sweater any time soon? And now I’m planning for my next 3 of these….
Lap Blanket – Corner to Corner Crochet Method
Mandala something
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will be starting chemo soon and I want to give her something to cuddle up with. At the moment it’s not very big but I’m going to try to find another yarn to put a border on it with
Born in Berlin – Wollmuschi
Paid for pattern on Ravelry
Fingering weight hoodie that I’ve now turned into 1×1 colorwork, the pattern calls for size 6 needles but I’ve gone up to an 8
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LIght House Keeper’s Wife

Everyday Magic Bonnet
Stephanie Lotven
From the book – Knit Happy with Self Striping Yarn

Spinning – Combo


Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Free Pattern!
Bryan Car Project: Slip Stitch Dish Towel (2) by Willow Yarns Design Team
Yarn: recycled cotton yarn from a cotton sweater I purchased from goodwill. This is going to be part of multiple towels for my sister for a wedding present. She is all about creative reuse so I think this will be right up her alley. This is my second one for her set.
Ravelry Link
Gravel Knits Website Link
Caitlyn’s Work Project: Copycat Dishcloth by Michelle Krause
Needles: US 7 – 4.5 mm
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim Colorway: Dark Pine
Just needed something for small breaks at work. This one looks great and is simple to create. The pattern is written very well.
Ravelry Link
Caitlyn’s Couch Project: Aperture Shawl by Ambah O’Brien
Needles: US 5 – 3.75 mm
Yarn: New Garden Yarns Lavender BFL annual yarn base Colorway: Teal Fade
This is so fun! This is a knitted lace shawl, I’m knitting the smaller size. Starting with the lighter color so it will fade down to the darker shade of teal.
Ravelry Link
Gravel Knits Website Link
Caitlyn Car Project: Birthday cast on! Outline Tank by Jessie Mae
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock Colorway: 870 Candombe
Birthday 2021 Cast On!
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link
Koha Mitts by Francoise DanoyUS 2 (2.75 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm)
MC:West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Colorway: Liquorice
CC: Knit Picks Stroll Colorway: Gumball Hand Panted
Ravelry Link

End of the Trail (FOs)


Bright Axis – Stephanie Lotvan of Tellybean Knits
Ravelry Link
Part of a book called Knit Happy with Self-Striping Yarn Amazon Link
Using the 10 years of Stripes and Color: 10 Anniversary Bright Colorway from Fibernymph Dyeworks on bedazzled for the Yoke and Black is Such a Happy Color from Watts Yarn on their Funfetti Sock base – it’s awesomely tweedy
Colombia Test Knit Socks
Leaf PIle


Free Pattern
Upstairs Project: 990-223-001 Wrist Warmers by LANGYARNS SWITZERLAND
Needles: US 4 – 3.5 mm
Yarn: Kelsi’s handspun that she spun for Caitlyn’s birthday May 17, 2021
Ravelry Link
Gravel Knits Website Link

Stash Enhancements




Shik’is Headband by Jennifer Berg
Order 1:
1x Knitcircus Yarns: Parfrey’s Glen 50g Kettle-Dyed Semi-Solid skein, Greatest of Ease, ready to ship yarn
1x Knitcircus Yarns: Chimney Sweep Kettle-Dyed Semi-Solid skeins, dyed to order yarn – Divine – DK (100% superwash Merino wool) / 50g kettle-dyed skein
1x Knitcircus Yarns: Rhymes With Orange Kettle-Dyed Semi-Solid skeins, dyed to order yarn – Divine – DK (100% superwash Merino wool) / 50g kettle-dyed skein
1x Knitcircus Yarns: Love Is Love 50g Panoramic Gradient, Greatest of Ease
1x Knitcircus Yarns: Love Is Love 100g Panoramic Gradient, Daring
Order 2:
1x Knitcircus Yarns: A Yarn Has No Name Speckled Handpaint Skeins, dyed to order yarn – Greatest of Ease – fingering (80% superwash Merino wool / 20% nylon) / 50g speckled skein
1x Knitcircus Yarns: Nobody But You Kettle-Dyed Semi-Solid skeins, dyed to order yarn – Greatest of Ease – fingering (80% superwash Merino wool / 20% nylon) / 50g kettle-dyed skein
1x Deluxe Sock by Honey Girl Farms, assorted colors, ready to ship – SALE – Captain Phillip/Nutcracker
1x Knitcircus Yarns: Parfrey’s Glen Kettle-Dyed Semi-Solid skeins, dyed to order yarn – Divine – DK (100% superwash Merino wool) / 50g kettle-dyed skein for

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Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits
Website: GravelKnits.com
You can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com

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Untappd: kelsij
Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

2 comments on “Episode 21: Oktoberfest and Knits

  1. Rachel Steinberg says:

    I was finally able to download that mitt pattern! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Caitlyn Lloyd says:

    I’m so excited to hear that! Please send us pictures or tag us so we can see how it goes!

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