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Original airdate: January 11, 2019


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Hi, I’m Kristen. Here’s some background on me, my business, MediaPeruana Designs, and why I started this podcast. You can support my business and this podcast by sponsoring MediaPeruana Designs via Patreon.

You can find the podcast on YouTube and on the podcast site, Hilo & Stitch; to subscribe, point your podcast app to https://hiloandstitch.libsyn.com/rss
I’m currently working to make it available through Apple podcasts and Stitcher; it should be available in the very near future.

Find my knitting patterns in my Ravelry shop.
I also maintain a blog.

 On the Needles/Off the Needles

I recently finished a pair of Mine slippers by Faye Kennington/UkeeKnits for the Indie Design Gift-a-Long. They’re knit in Magpie Fibers Plush Bulky in the Ghost Town colorway.

I’m currently working on a Weekender sweater by Andrea Mowry, using Neighborhood Fiber Co. Subte Worsted.

Over the holidays I knit my sister a Brioche Bandana Cowl by Lavanya Patricella using Forbidden Fiber Co. yarn, and now I’ve cast on an Opari hat by Ysolda to match.  


I’m currently working on 2 indie designs. The first is a re-release of the Guapa mittens, published by Knit Picks as part of the Little Luxuries collection. The original mitts are worked in Paragon. I’ve added 2 sizes to the pattern and a fingerless mitts options—I’m working the fingerless mitts sample in 100% Shetland sport weight from The Ross Farm. The revised mitten pattern is currently being test knit; if you’re interested in test knitting for MPD, find more info on my website.

I’m also working on a pair of colorwork fingerless mitts inspired by the Casa de los Azulejos in Mexico City. I’m using some Magpie Fibers Solo Fingering leftover from a Harlow hat I knit my husband for Christmas.

 How’s That?

MediaPeruana means half-Peruvian. Media is the adjective meaning half, and Peruana means Peruvian.
“Media” as a noun means “sock,” so the name can also be read as “Peruvian sock.”

Hilo & Stitch translates to Yarn & Stitch

Other knitting words in Spanish:
Knit = tejer
Stitches = puntos
Needles = agujas


I’m currently hosting the Juntos Knit-a-Long for Togetherness, based on my 2018 pattern collection Juntos: Knits for Togetherness. To participate, just knit any pattern from the collection. Anzula Luxury Fibers is a sponsor for the event, so you’ll earn bonus prize entries for using Anzula yarns for your project(s). Find more KAL information in the KAL thread in my Ravelry group. I’m hoping to finish my Ex Nine socks during the KAL.

 January 25 – 27 I will be attending Vogue Knitting Live in NYC.

 Wrapping up

Find me on Instagram and Facebook as MediaPeruana, and as MediaPeruana on Ravelry!