CLN Podcast: Episode 17 with Kate Heppell

Episode 17 of the podcast is now live with a very special guest Kate Heppell. Kate has one of those dream jobs in the craft industry and on today’s show, we chat about what it means to be an editor for Knit Now magazine along with a look at Kate’s own published designs with Knit Picks. This is a 40 minute relaxed chat with Kate so grab your coffee and find some quiet time for you.

It’s time for you to put the kettle on, grab your knitting and make yourself comfortable. Today’s show is a fun filled 40 minutes, so sit back listen and enjoy this wonderful interview.

You can also find the podcast on iTunes, TuneIn RadioStitcherPlayer FM. While you’re having a listen, why not leave a review and let me know what you think!

Knit Now

During the podcast, Kate chats about her day job at Knit Now magazine. She tells us how she went from a blogger and a knitter to an editor and working full time in the craft community. Along with that, we touch on magazine commissions, how designs are chosen for issues, how collaborations come together and what bringing an issue of a magazine entails.


Aside from her busy day job Kate also publishes her own designs and you can find them here on Ravelry. Some of my favourites in her collection are the Whitwell Tee above, her work with KnitPicks and the Findley Sweater which is the cover of this podcast. One of her designs that stands out for me at the moment is the Tiny Shoots tee, this caught my eye recently in the Eden Cottage Yarn group on Facebook as it is made with the their BFL sock which just makes me want to cast on right now!

The Big Woolly Weekend

On the podcast, you will hear Kate chat about the upcoming Big Woolly Weekend in collaboration with Bergere de France. I love the whole idea of the Big Woolly Weekend as Knit for Peace and the Jo Cox Foundation are also involved. Yes, you did hear Kate right when she mentions that wonderful prize for 2 to France to visit Bergere and to see how all the fantastic yarn is produced. To find out more about the Big Woolly Weekend you can find it here.

If you want to find out more about Kate herself you can find Kate on Ravelry, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and her website.

I really hope you enjoyed listening to the latest podcast with Kate; if you have time I would love it if you could leave a comment below or leave a review in iTunes and let us know your thoughts.

The music for the podcast has been provided by Liz Seaver and you can find more from here on

Thank you so much for listening!

Chat Soon!

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