July 28, 2015

Episode twenty three


In case you missed Episode 21 because I never posted show notes...Here it is! Sorry if the volume is too low. It should be fixed in Episode 23.

Find me on Ravelry and Instagram as mmontzka!

Tag your pictures of my designs or what you're knitting while watching the podcast with #stitchedinsweden so I can see them on Instagram!

Ria vest is now available on Ravelry!

This week in Stockholm (and acquisitions)

Thank you for the feedback on the volume. I'm working with a new mic this week so please do let me know how it sounds for you!

What do you think about sharing designs before they are published?

Two lovely skeins of soft sock yarn from Mint Rain Yarns

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  • Color ways: Bubblegum and Apple

Works in Progress

  • Comodo by Nicola Susen 
    • in Cherry Tree Hill yarn Supersock Lace colorway: Winter Field
    • Hiya Hiya Sharps interchangable US5 3.75mm
    • Join the instagram KAL #COMODOKAL
  • Fish lips kiss heel socks
    • 2.25mm Karbonz
    • contrast heel and toe
    • arne & carlos Regia Fall Night

  •  Meristem Mittens by Maria Montzka

  • Swatching for a new design in
    • Quince and Co. Chickadee in the Iceland color way

  • New shawl design on the needles 

Finished Projects

  • Tea Time sampler from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

Technique Tip

Make the most of your swatching! 


Cathie from the UK asks, "Why do you call your latest baby top Ria? Do you find it easy naming patterns?

Useful software for knitwear designers: StitchMastery font!

See you next week!


  1. I love seeing your design dreams & I'm having great fun catching up with you. Thanks for your great podcast : )
    p.s. I haven't found my perfect yarn yet… from a couple of podcasts ago. I'm thinking chickadee might be it but we haven't met yet. Much love & HapPy Knitting!

  2. oops, forgot to tell you the sound was good!

    1. thanks Sandra! you should try out chickadee if you can get ahold of some. It is so lovely and squishy!! :)

  3. Hi Maria, loved the episode and seeing the clip of you knit! You are so fast!! The sound was perfectly clear, your new microphone is working well!