If you can’t get to your usual knit night right now, don’t despair! You can still bring yarny chatter into your home via the wonderful world of knitting podcasts. Dive in with our top 15 shows to stream or download today.
From designer interviews to yarn reviews, heritage techniques to the latest trends, there’s something for everyone in our list, which includes both audio podcasts and video knitting podcasts that you can watch on YouTube. Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up, and press play!
Main image: Monica Russel’s cabled phone cosy, from issue 133 of Simply Knitting magazine
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Best knitting podcasts: audio
Jo Milmine’s award-winning knitting, comedy and yarn podcast is a must-listen! Find interviews with top designers including Clare Devine and Karie Westermann, plus lots of entertaining craft-based chat.
Listen to the Shinybees Podcast
WoolWork is a website and podcast dedicated to promoting British wool and supporting local producers. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about how the yarn on your needles makes the journey from sheep to skein, this is the place to find out.
Listen to the WoolWork Podcast
Two crafty friends go in search of the perfect yarn in the Yarniacs podcast. Sharlene and Gayle chat about the latest projects on and off their needles, and share their tips and tricks for knitting success.
Listen to the Yarniacs Podcast
Curious Handmade with Helen Stewart
Curious Handmade’s Helen Stewart says she’s on a mission to create delightful things – and her podcast is definitely one of them! Her main loves of knitting, travel and sharing stories come together to create a fresh, inspiring programme.
Listen to the Curious Handmade Podcast
Knit Lit Chicks
Mum and daughter team Barb and Tracie are avid knitters and readers who chat about their twin obsessions in this fortnightly podcast. As well as hearing about their latest WIPs and FOs you can also join in with their knitalongs and swaps – a great way to meet fellow crafters from all over the world!
Listen to the Knit Lit Chicks Podcast
Nadia is here to make your creative life a little more interesting! Her blog and bi-monthly podcast are packed full of inspiration, with a focus on independent designers and dyers. There haven’t been any new episodes since 2018, but the archive is well worth a listen.
Listen to the Cottage Notebook Podcast
A long-running podcast with a Celtic flair, Knitting Pipeline is hosted by knitter and bagpiper Paula from Illinois, USA, and has an impressive archive of more than 300 episodes. Her wide-ranging show covers quilting, cooking and nature as well as knitting, and there’s an active Ravelry group where you can chat with other listeners.
Listen to the Knitting Pipeline Podcast
A Playful Day
Kate is an expert storyteller, and there’s so much more to her lovely podcast, which ran from 2011 to 2018, than yarn – though of course that’s always the underlying theme! Tune in to hear thoughtful conversations about identity and creativity, and how they intersect.
Listen to the A Playful Day Podcast
Whatever you want to learn, whether it’s advanced techniques or how to knit your very first stitch, Staci at VeryPink is the person to turn to. Her podcast, which includes answers to listeners’ knitting questions, is packed with friendly, accessible advice for all skill levels.
Listen to the VeryPink Knits Podcast
Keep Calm and Carry Yarn
One’s a knitter, one’s a crocheter, and they’re also mother and daughter. Vivian and Alyson share their WIPs in this engaging podcast, which looks at the similarities and differences between the two crafts. It’s guaranteed to make you want to cast on a new pattern… and call your mum.
Listen to the Keep Calm and Carry Yarn podcast
I Thought I Knew How
Anne started her podcast to document her progress in the Master Hand Knitter Program, but it has expanded to encompass pattern, product and event reviews, and much more! Every episode also showcases songs from an indie artist, chosen by Anne.
Listen to the I Thought I Knew How podcast
Best knitting podcasts: YouTube video
Arne and Carlos Daily Quarantine Knitting Podcast
Stuck in the house? So are knitting legends Arne and Carlos, and they’re sharing their experiences in a new video podcast. There’s also an accompanying mystery knitalong, with a new square released each day, so you can join in at home.
East London Knit
Designer Renée Callahan studied fashion design with knitwear at Central Saint Martins College, London, and now spends as much time as possible knitting! In this video podcast, she talks about her latest patterns and the challenges of creating a handmade wardrobe.
Watch the East London Knit Podcast
Finding knitting inspiration from around the globe, Fruity Knitting has hosted pretty much everyone who’s anyone in the knitting world! Explore their archive for fascinating interviews with the founders of Ravelry, the world’s fastest knitter Hazel Tindall and many more.
Watch the Fruity Knitting Podcast
Grocery Girls Knit
Knitting obsessed Canadian sisters Jodi and Tracie live stream their video podcast each week. Join them as they talk about all things yarn (or catch up at any time on their YouTube channel) – it’s like knit night in your living room!
Watch the Grocery Girls Knit podcast
Now you’ve found your new knitting podcasts check out these easy crafts to do at home and get inspired!
Find your online community
Stuck indoors and looking for new online friends or knitting inspiration? Check out our guide on how to stay connected to your craft community from home.