Sponsor: Shibui Knits was born in 2007, in the basement of Darcy Cameron’s yarn store Knit Purl in Portland, Oregon. Faced with the limitations of yarn from big-brand companies, she started her own label, bringing yarn of the highest quality to small, independent stores like her own. Shibui Knits has since grown to represent timeless sophistication in local yarn stores worldwide. All of the Shibui yarns are designed to become unique, luxury fabrics in a coordinated palette made for mixing, at any gauge. Each pattern is tailored with thoughtful techniques, resulting in an intuitive knitting process and garments with optimal fit. Today, they continue to be grounded in the concept of simplicity well executed, with loving attention to detail. In March of this year Shibui launched the SS17 collection along with their newest yarn Lunar, a lace weight merino and silk blend. You can view the SS17 lookbook along with the full line of Shibui yarns at shibuiknits.com and make sure to follow along on Ravelry and Instagram @shibuiknits
Fiber folk: When I think of shawl designers, Melanie Berg is one of the first to come to mind. Her work has inspired a generation of shawl knitters and her soft and sweet presence charms anyone who’s had the opportunity to talk with her. From her life in Germany with her family to exploring new European yarns, I hope you enjoy hearing Melanie’s story. You can find Melanie on Ravelry and on Instagram @mairlynd.
Photos by Melanie Berg, Carrie Bostick Hoge, Whitney Hayward, Pam Allen, Woolfolk
Sponsor: The Yarn Collective is a new fibre and design company focused on working with the best independent designers to bring you luxurious hand-dyed yarns in a range of inspiring colorways. The Yarn Collective has kicked off the launch with a trio of designers representing the best of modern knitwear design: Melanie Berg, Carol Feller and Bristol Ivy. The first of these international designers is Melanie Berg from Germany, who has launched Portland Lace, a fine yarn spun from the softest merino wool to create a wonderfully soft handle that is suitable for all types of knitting and crochet. The yarn is available in 10 shades, picked by Melanie Berg herself. The Yarn Collective has had the pleasure in collaborating with a family run mill that has been established for over 85 years in Peru. Now run by the third generation, their passion for ethics matches The Yarn Collective’s own commitment to environmentally safe practices and social responsibility. The yarn is accompanied by the Secretkeeper Lace shawl pattern, which Melanie named as “sometimes knitting can feel like weaving in little secrets into fabric as you go. Thoughts that you won’t share with anyone, just your knitting..” Visit theyarncollective.com and follow along on Instagram @theyarncollective and you can purchase the yarns at loveknitting.com
Giveaway: The winner of our last episode’s giveaway is Lianne Scott. You’ve won Taproot’s GROW project kit for the Summer Rain Shawl, Thread and Ladles autographed copy of MAINE Knits and 4 skeins of Wing and a Prayer Farm’s Shetland DK to make Beatrice’s Gentle Ewe Shawl pattern. Congratulations!
This week’s giveaways are sponsored by Shibui and The Yarn Collective. Shibui is giving away a project kit featuring Melanie’s Whiteout Shawl along with their Lunar yarn. The Yarn Collective is giving away Melanie’s Secretkeeper shawl along with their Portland Lace yarn. To be one of the winners of this weeks giveaway, enter by leaving a comment on this blog post. And if you’re on Instagram and would like another chance to enter, see our giveaway post on Instagram for more info.
Music by Jónsi.
another lovely give-away. Thanks for the opportunity!
I agréé, great give away!
Thank you for profiling Melanie Berg. I have made about 15 of her shawls – more projects than from any other designer.
I love this pattern. If I don’t win it I will buy it. I think purple and plum would be glorious.
Still trying – have confirmed the account.
Melanie Berg was a delight to listen to. Thank you for this wonderful interview with this talented lady. I really love knitting her patterns.
Two of my favorite shawls, what a great giveaway!
Oh my word! How freaking beautiful and nice of you and sponsors to offer this chance! Thank you!!!!
I agree that this is a lovely giveaway!
This is one of my most favorite patterns-would love to knit it!
This sounds like it will be a good episode. I’m looking forward to listening and maybe get inspired for my next project.
Just in time for my Friday evening knitting on the porch! Thanks for another lovely episode. And oh, that Shibui yarn…I would love to have it!
I love Melanie Berg’s designs. I’ve made 4 Drachenfels.
These patterns are truly special and absolutely stunning! Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!
The 2 shalws are very beautiful. Thank you four the contest
Love Shibui yarns and Melanie Berg’s designs.
Ohh! would love to win
I’ve always loved this shawl! Thanks for the great giveaway.
Love her work! Looking forward to hearing what she has to say. Thank you for a great giveaway as usual!
What a wonderful episode – and thank you for the giveaway!
Great podcast beautiful shawls
What a magnificent giveaway!!! Thanks to all the sponsors!
melanie berg & shibui all in one…wow!
Thanks for the opportunity. What a great giveaway!
What a gift for a Friday! Thanks for the lovely episode and the awesome giveaway!
Best giveaway Ever!
Thank you for the opportunity to win a beautiful pattern by Melanie and the most gorgeous yarns
What a wonderful interview! I have so many of Melanie Berg’s shawls in my favorites. Thank you for the interview and the giveaway.
These are such lovely shawls! I love the whiteout shawl especially!
Happy Friday., thanks for the podcast and giveaway!
Such a gift to hear Melanie’s voice. Its exactly how I thought it would be. I have knit a couple of her shawls, tamdou is the latest and a sweater also. She is such a thoughtful designer. Thank you for another interesting podcast. I am soooo hooked! Ha!
Inspiring to hear Melanie’s story. I have been wanting to knit one of her shawls for a while. Hopefully I’ll get to it soon.
Lovely interview, it is always so interesting to hear how people’s careers ebb and flow.
I hadn’t come across Melanie before but now after listening to the podcast and exploring her ravelry page I’ve had to add to my project wish list! Her patterns are just heaven and combined with the sublime shibui yarn…well you know that feeling of a slightly racing heart when you start thinking about new yarn and a new project to pop on the needles…
I saw the photo of this shawl on Instagram and had to come over and hear all about it. Thanks for doing the work you do.
I just liseneted to this weeks podcast, it was my first time. I will be listening to more of these in the future! I would love a chance to knit with the new shibui yarn! Thanks for the opportunity to join the giveaway. Happy knitting!
I always enjoy your podcasts This one was no different Very enjoyable
Such a beautiful pattern and yarn! Thank for you hosting the giveaway.
Love ❤️ the clean looks and drape of your yarn!
Such beautiful designs!!!
Ah Shibui!!! There is no other yarn that makes my fingers happy!! And to be able to use Shibui yarn to create a beautiful shawl like this would mean happy fingers AND happy eyes – not to mention being fashionable.
So generous, what a beautiful giveaway.
I’m knitting Rheinlust by Melanie at this moment 🙂 She is so creative!
I love shawls…this is a great giveaway! Thank you!
Love Shibui and love Melanie’s big shawl designs. I am knitting Secretkeeper while listening to the post!
I loved this episode! I had never heard of the guest before, and now I can’t wait to knit her shawls.
Another fantastic glimpse into the lives of those who bring such beauty!! Thanks!! Oh, and lovely photos. They always leave me wanting more!
I loved this episode, and especially Melanie’s perception of the different groups of knitters in Germany and her gorgeous story of being able to change her career due to good conditions in Germany – how awesome is that? Both prizes are so beautiful, I hope to dive into one of them!
I loved this episode – so interesting to hear a European perspective, so lovely to hear the generations of knitting that have inspired
I admire Melanie Berg’s shawls. She designs are striking and memorable!
Longtime fan of Melanie’s work…. Want to make all the shawls!! What a terrific give-away.!
Just a wonderful shawl with a beautiful yarn!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️
I’d like acknowledge your commitment Ashley, for these wonderful podcasts! I know what it’s like to have little children. a home to run, animals to care for and a career to nurture! Good job and know that we appreciate it! Love from Wyoming!
These look lovely!
What a great giveaway! I love Melanie Berg’s designs and would be so happy to make one of her shawls with these incredible yarns!
What a great give away! I love both Melanie’s designs and how she takes responsibility.
I love Melanies work. I already finished the Drachenfels and Oceanwave shaws. And there are definetly more to come!
I LOVE Melanie’ patterns…one of my absolute favorite designers. This is a fantastic give-away! I’d love to be the lucky winner:)
Thank you for the opportunity to enter! Love Melanie’s work!
This is such a great giveaway!! Thank you!
I love Melanie Berg’s designs!
So exciting!!! Love designer, love the yarn, love the patterns.
What a great giveaway, thank you!
What a fantastic yarn ♥️
I would love a chance to make this beautiful shawl. I travel all the time and was realizing the other day that a beautiful shawl would be the perfect addition to my suitcase.
Shibui and the Yarn Collective… how awesome. Thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful kits!
Both shawls are gorgeous! What a treat it would be to win either kit!
Melanie’s shawls are consistently beautiful. I want to knit all of them!
Amazing shawls, love them
Such a great episode and I love Melanie’s work! Would love to win, too, of course!
I love the designs of Melanie. She always arranges beautiful yarn into beautiful patterns. Thanks for opportunity.
What a great givaway. I have never been disapointed knitting a shawl by Melanie.
I love Melanie’s designs and I love that she gives back.
Didn’t know that Melanie hada career in IT… but it makes sense! so many of us women in IT are knitters 🙂
I love Melanie Berg patterns! It’s great to learn more about her.
Beautiful shawl and lovely yarn colors. I feel like I have already won just seeing this. Thank You!
Such pretty shawl and yarn. Both are on my list
Her shawls are truly amazing!
I love Ms. Berg’s shawls! They make me feel better about all the pretty yarn I’ve bought over the years without knowing what I’m going to use it for. Her designs require lovely fibres, and I have those in abundance.
Such beautiful yarn and beautiful shawls! Great combination. ☺️
Thank you for a wonderful interview!
A beautiful episode and beautiful giveaway!
What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Wonderful episode, fantastic prize giveaway
I love Melanie’s patterns. What a nice podcast! Between her and Beatrice last week, it’s just so much awesome.
Two of my favorite things: Melanie Berg shawls and Shibui yarn!
What an awesome opportunity! Lovely yarn, lovely shawl!!
I love Melanie Berg’s shawls. I have so many of her patterns but not these. Would love to win!
I bumped into your podcast after seeing one of Melanie’s Instagram posts and really enjoyed listening! I’ve added it to my que and look forward to hearing more episodes!
Wonderful episode and lovely giveaway!
I’m not sure which I’m more excited about; the give-away or finding a new podcast to knit to. Keep up the great work 🙂
What a great giveaway. I love your podcast and look forward to new episodes to make my last my work commutes more enjoyable. Thank you!
Lovely giveaway. Melanie is one of my favorite designers.
Lovely! Thanks for the chance!
Melanie is the source of so many amazing shawl patterns – I want to knit them all! This is such a nice giveaway; many thanks to the kind sponsors and Woolful!
I am so happy to have this to listen to today while I am knitting. I love Melanie’s clean and clever designs. Shibui yarns are wonderful! I so appreciate the work you put into your podcasts. Keep up the wonderful work. I am always so excited to listen to a new one and I have revisited several podcasts to listen again!
A fabulous podcast, gorgeous yarns and a beyond talented designer, what more could a gal ask for any day of the week! I absolutely LOVE Melanie’s designs. She is so inspiring and makes me want to step outside of my comfort zone. Thank for the giveaway and a chance to listen to my favorite designer.
What a wonderful podcast. I’m a huge fan of Melanie’s designs and hearing her talk about her journey is quite inspiring. And how lovely of the sponsors to offer such great giveaways. Both shawls are on my wishlist!
Oh my fingers are crossed for this one!!!
I look forward to listening to the podcast later while knitting. I have one of Melanie’s patterns at the top of my queue but trying to finish up a couple of WIPs first. The giveaways look marvelous and such generosity from the sponsors!
Both shawls are gorgeous – I love Melanie’s designs!
Wow! Whatsapp a great podcast and giveaway! Thank you
Such a beautiful giveaway and what a great episode!
Love Shibui and love Melanie’s big shawl designs. I would be so grateful to win this!
I was so happy to listen to Melanie’s interview. I love hearing about all of the winding roads that designers take. Her shawl patterns are so lovely. I think I could spend the next year just knitting her shawl patterns.
I could spend the rest of my life just knitting with shibui and be happy.
Two shawls I haven’t made – yet! What a great giveaway. Thanks to all.
What an amazing giveaway! Have always wanted to try these yarns and Melanie is THE BEST!! Kdhaskell5@gmail.com / @haskellyknitz …. thank you
Melanie Berg is one of my absolutely favorite designers! What a treat to knit one of her yarns in such fantastic yarn!
Melanie’s designs are beautiful – I’m looking forward to learning more about her. And you giveaways are great too – thank you!
I really love Melanies patterns! Interesting podcast and even more interesting giveaway! Thanks a lot for the chance!
What a wonderful podcast! Thank you so much for it! I love Shibui and Melanie’s designs so much!
I just listened to your podcast with Melanie Berg while on my morning walk. I like so many of your episodes, some that have moved me to tears, but I have to say that this one is my favorite. Melanie is so thoughtful, intentional and principled. I found this interview so inspiring. I’m so appreciative of the giveaway offer.
I am never disappointed with Melanie Berg pattern and Shibui yarn.
What lovely items for a giveaway. I’ve just recently discovered Melanie Berg’s beautiful designs and can’t wait to try one.
What a great interview! I would love to win some of these lovely yarns!!!
Lovely! I keep my fingers crossed and hope to be a winner 🙂
Fab podcast! I was fortunate enough to attend one of Melanie’s courses last week – I learnt loads.
Beautiful yarn and patterns! Also love Jonsi!
I love, love, love Melanie’s work and her work ethic. Amazing designer! I love how she gives back to the community and to those in need. She is an inspiration. Thanks for this great interview and what a generous giveaway.
These shawls are so beautiful!
What a fabulous prize!
Thank You for another great episode! Melanie is an amazing designer! Thank you also for the chance to win a fabulous prize! Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂
Would sure like to win this beauty.
Maybe it could get my knitting mood back on track ❤️
I love Melanie. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!
Love her designs! What a beautiful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
These shawls are absolutely stunning!
Melanie is more than a great designer. Her commitment in support of organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Greenpeace make me proud to own her patterns (a few now). I was introduced to Shibui fiber this summer at Jessica’s Knits in Scottsdale, AZ. Lovely fiber!! I did not have a project in mind at the time and my ample stash precludes my purchasing new fiber without a designated project. Then along came Whiteout! What a great combination.
I’ve been wanting to knit one of Melanie’s patterns.
I enjoyed hearing about Melanie’s life. Love her shawls.
Such an interesting podcast — great topics, great designer and such soothing voices. Thank you for an enjoyable hour!
Melanie’s shawls are so inspiring. I don’t usually knit or wear shawls, but I want to make ALL the shawls after seeing her work. Thank you!
So in love with the contrast of stripes and lace and would love to make this shawl❤️❤️
What a lovely giveaway! ❤️
Beautiful interview. You both seem to flow together with ease and naturalness.
I loved this podcast as Melanie is my favourite shawl designer. Thank you for this chance of winning. Thank you. The Secret Keep is so special.
Wonderful interview of one of my favorite designers. Thank you for your podcast as its my favorite one of knit. Thank you to Shibui for supporting this great podcast and offering a great kit in the giveaway.
I really enjoyed this…it was like sitting down to tea with two great knitters and getting to
listen to them dialogue…enjoyed the conversation about stretching each others abilities
and how community knitting does that….nothing like sharing hobbies and work with
other like minded fiber folks……very encouraging!
First time listening to your podcast. Loved it! Now I need to go and listen to the previous episodes.
Great post! I LOVE Melanie’s designs.
I really love Melanie’s designs and have knitted a couple of them. I would be thrilled to knit another!
Lovely show, thoroughly enjoyed it!
What a fabulous giveaway!
I enjoyed the podcast since I Ardmore many of Melanie’s designs and recently made Rheinlust. Thanks for entering me to win one of these lovely kits.
Another great episode! I love this podcast so much!
What a great giveaway! Beautiful yarn and patterns. I love Melanie’s designs.
I love this episode and what a wonderful giveaway. I love knitting shawls! To knit them would be an amazing treat.
I love these patterns, thanks for the giveaway!!
The pod cast was great.Melenie’s patterns are wonderful. So far , I finished one shawl. I’m certain a new one will be on my needles soon.
I love both Melanie and Shibui yarn, really enjoyed interview 🙂 Thank you!
I loved hearing Melanie’s story. I am slowly working my way through her entire collection. Melanie is an inspiration to knitters, women and women in business! Thank you Ashley for featuring her!
I would be thrilled to win a beautiful pattern by Melanie and to get the opportunity to knit it with the one of the gorgeous yarns. I’ve already knitted some of her patterns and love them all.
Wow, this is an amazing Blog! Thank you for that well written Informations and inspiration!
Melanie’s one of my favorite designers, love her “kfbf” increases. 🙂
I’ve been admiring these shawls for some time, planning the day when my knitting branches out to include shawls and lace. Maybe the time has finally come, giveaway winner or not! They’re too lovely to pass up!
I love Melanie Berg’s scarves and shawls. Great podcast.
I loooove Mairlynd’s designs and I’ve knitted quite a few of them! But your podcast is new to me and I will listen to this episode tomorrow. In Finland we are having an increasing trend of video podcasts but I’ve been missing something to LISTEN while I’m walking or cycling so this might be it! Lovely pictures, following you now on Instagram too 🙂
I love Melanie’s designs and love Shibui. I’m not familiar with the yarn collective- I must check it out! Nice give away, would love to win!
Ooooh, I love Melanie’s designs, nice to hear her story!
I’m a newby to all the woolliness in the world and love it. Would like the give away a lot! So I’m sending woolly smoke signals from Rotterdam.
Love Melanie’s shawls!
What a great podcast and giveaway. I love Melanie’s designs! I’ve never been able to score some Shibui over here, and I’ve only vaguely heard about The Yarn Collective before until now!
Currently knitting On the Spice Market. What a joy. Thank you for the great listen.
Can’t believe I’m just finding this podcast! Excited to have some back episodes to listen & get caught up with. Thank you for sharing
Love Melanie Berg designs ! Can’t go wrong ! Such class and style !
My go to shawl designer, fab giveaway too
Love that spark of willow green yarn; it’s lovely! Thank you both for the awesome giveaway and for writing such fashionable, functional patterns!
Fabulous giveaway! I’ve knit four MB patterns and already have yarn for more. I’m very excited to have found this podcast!
A really great episode. So enjoyed listening. Fantastic competition thanks for a chance to win such great prizes. ridgestitch on Rav and Instagram
Loved listening to this podcast. Melanie Berg is one of my favorite designers; I’m currently knitting Drachenfels and it is probably my favorite project to date! The yarn is lovely, and I would be so happy to win this giveaway!
Great podcast. Love Melanie’s shawl designs.
What a wonderful giveaway thank you for the opportunity and for a delightful and informative podcast.
It’s so crazy I just bought some yarn to start two shawls she designed, Rheinlust and Ingwer, they’re to be Christmas gifts. I’ve got to start early and sometimes even then I don’t finish in time! Thanks for the giveaways, I don’t know how you think of new ones for each episode.
What a beautiful giveaway on all levels. Those yarns and Melanie’s shawl designs are just excellent.
Beautiful shawl, beautiful yarn, great designer, wonderful combination !
I’m looking forward to this Podcast. I love Melanie’s designs. What a great giveaway!
Beautiful shawls from an amazing designer, and such a generous giveaway!
I love Melanie’s designs! Can’t wait to get the next one on the needles.
I would love to get Melanie’s designs, are a great fan of her on the spice market. Knitted it a coupke of times, completely different outcome. Love her colors . 😉
Melanie Berg fan here! Hope I win! Thanks for doing this giveaway!
Great episode. I’m a big fan of Shibui and Melanie’s designs.
Wonderful interview! Melanie is such an inspiring designer!
What a wonderful blog! Thanks to Melanie for introducing me to it – I can see it’s going to become a regular spot for me.
What a great and genorous giveaway!
Thank you for another interesting episode. Melanie Berg has lovely designs and this is a fabulous giveaway.
I love Melanie Berg’s designs. I can’t wait to cast on Ashburn, Dranchefels and many others.
What a lovely episode!
Thank you for the wonderful Podcast and sharing your thoughts about design, yarns, producers and ecological standards.
Just saw this shawl the other day on Instagram and then found this post! I think its kismet.
What a wonderful episode! I’m very familiar with Melanie’s designs, but I’ve never heard her interviewed. Thanks for adding another dimension to my knitting; I’m more inspired than ever.
Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway ☺
Thank you for another great giveaway!
What a beautiful giveaway! Love both patterns and the yarn: oooh
Melanie Berg, such an inspiration. Her eye for colour and the way the patterns within her designs compliment each other, wow. A true artist and craftsperson. Thank goodness she didn’t stick with IT.
What a perfect match of pattern and yarn! Thank you for being so talented, and so generous!
Love Melanie’s designs, and also the yarn companies.
This is my first episode of Woolful podcasts that I have listened to. I just found you! (Crazy, I know). I saw the reference to the interview on Instagram and was interested to here the interview. I enjoyed it so much! Thanks, I will be back!
I love Melanie Berg patterns. So enjoyed listening to the podcast. Wonderful giveaway.
I only discovered your podcast and blog two weeks ago – I love it!!!!! I love Melanie’s design and her attitude towards yarn, sheep and the environment. I often found myself nodding in agreement about what she said. Thank you very much!!!!
I love Melanie’s patterns and Shibui yarns and would love to enter the giveaway contest. Thank you!
I’ve made several of Melanie’s beautiful patterns and have a few in my “queue”. So talented!
Thank you for profiling Melanie! I find her patterns fascinating! Thank you and your sponsors for a great give away!
I always look forward to your podcasts, as you feature fiber enthusiasts with a mindful outlook. I have at least one of Melanie’s patterns already, but her outlook on her craft and the world of knitting makes me even more likely to follow her career going forward. Thank you, Ashley, for expanding our collective knitting world by showcasing these mindful people.
I always look forward to listening but this week I am really excitedly anticipating an excellent podcast. I love Melanie’s patterns. As always the blog pictures are gorgeous!
I really enjoyed this pod cast. I got to know Melanie a little better today and feel that as I knit her patterns I will appreciate them even more going forward.
I like shawls designed by Melanie, they are not only beautiful but also very wearable. Thank you for this give away.
I so love Melanie’s designs and Shibui yarns have always been one of my favorites. This podcast was inspiring and I loved hearing Melanie’s story.
Thank you for the opportunity to win such beautiful shawls and yarn!
Love the podcast! I really enjoyed listening to Melanie’s story! So inspirational and I love her patterns. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to get to know her a little better!
I loved your latest episode. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of these prizes.
Another fab podcast, thank you for the chance to win such a lovely giveaway xx
Vers interessting Podcast.
I love Melanie’s designs – was so excited to see her appear on Woolful!
One of my favorite designers, happy to learn more about hwr
I very much enjoyed this episode featuring Melanie Berg. Her designs are beautiful; and ditto to her comments regarding big shawls. Thanks, Ashley.
Great podcast and great giveaway. Would live to make a chance.
I listened to this podcast while weeding my garden and ran in to enter my name in the giveaway. Melanie is so modest and soft spoken. I loved hearing her story after admiring so many of her designs.
Melanie is one of the most interesting designers to me, so I;m happy to listen. Also the giveaway is awesome! Thanks for that!
What a great and inspiring episode!
Such a great episode! Melanie has a lovely manner and it was encouraging to hear her story. What beautiful patterns and yarns these are in the giveaway – they would be very special to knit with!
I enjoyed hearing Melanie’s story. Thanks for sharing with us!
Such a lovely interview with an amazing designer. Thanks for the awesome give away.
This was the first time I have listened to your podcast and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will be sure to tune in again. I really like Melanie’s patterns, it was wonderful to learn a bit about how she got into designing. Thank you so much. What’s not to love about Shibui!
Melanie has such a sweet voice. I could listen to her all day.
Can’t wait to listen to your interview with Melanie. I love her designs (and knitting them!), especially love listening to her voice. Thank you!
I really enjoyed how this podcast felt at times more like a conversation than an interview, with Melanie posing questions to Ashley. I would love the opportunity to knit one (or two!) of Melanie’s shawl patterns.
Thank you for all that you do to bring so much creativity and inspiration into our lives.
I always look forward to your podcasts, Ashley This was another goodie, thanks, Melanie. I especially loved the shoutout you gave to your man for his support ❣️
Good things come to those that troll around Instagram looking at knitting pics! New listener . I tuned in to listen to Melanie and it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. Thank you!
Thanks for the podcast. Love these giveaways. Great patterns and yarn.
My first time listening to your podcast! Love it! Amazing giveaway! thank you for the chance to win!
Loved this podcast! Thank you :):):)
Finishing a Shibui project now and would love to cast on another!
Thank you for this moment and for the good company it provided 🙂
These yarns look absolutely decadent! Thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you for yet another wonderful podcast. Melanie’s fiber story was enlighteningl and inspiring
I love Melanie Berg’s designs. They are all so beautiful. This podcast is an inspiration. Thank you.
I also love Melanie’s designs – she is amazing. It was a bit challenging listening to this episode on my road trip but so worth it! I am striving to make my creations reflect my care & concern for how animals are treated, that true value is given to people’s work & that our world is also cared for. Thank you Ashley & Melanie : )
Hi, I just dicovered your potcast through an instagram post by Melanie. Very well done! Can’t wait to catch up with the other episods. And I wanted to cast on a Drachenfels Shawn for ages.
So enjoyed listening to Melanie talk about her journey into design. Really inspiring! Care, compassion and creative confidence. Love love love!
What a wonderful giveaway! The yarns and patterns are beautiful!
I am just finishing up a big project and would love to kick back and knit one of Melanie’s designs.
My first podcast experience ever! And I could not have chosen better!
A true enjoyment. I just love Melanie’ s design and general aesthetics. And she always manages to install a new fibre love in me. Like that Shibui gorgeousness of a yarn. Um, coveting this very much
Such a generous and beautiful prize! Melanie’s designs are wonderful 🙂
Thank you for this interview! Melanie sounds like a lovely person and that is definitely reflected in her designs.
What a giveaway! Thank you for all the generosity of the sponsors! Melanie Berg is amazing!
This was my first episode of Woolful and I don’t know how I missed it! It was a great interview!
I’m looking forward to going through the back episodes!
What a lovely post here and on the podcast! Thank you for adding beauty to my day!
Thank you, as always, for the giveaway! It was a joy to listen to this podcast, and Melanie was an inspiration!
Lovely episode! Thank you!
What beautiful pictures! The yarn colors are fabulous. Thank you for this podcast. I love hearing stories from designers, dyers, and other fiber artists.
I have a number of Melanie Berg’s patterns–so nice to hear her speak and get a sense for who she is. thanks!
Good luck to everyone!
Love these yarns and Melanie’s designs! Great episode and thanks for the chance to win.
I love the contrast between Beatrice last week and Melanie this week. In many ways they feel like two complimentary ends of the spectrum, one with young kids, without the bandwidth for firm deadlines, the other with older kids, seeing the benefit of outside deadlines.
Thank you for interviewing Melanie. I love her shawl patterns. They are unique, fun and beautiful! White out is already in my favorites on ravelry and hope to get started once I finish my find your fade shawl!
Melanies designs are so beautiful – love those yarns too. Great podcast really enjoyed it
Really enjoyed this episode. I love Melanie’s designs and socially conscious business practices. Thanks also for the fabulous giveaway.
Listening to this episode made this morning’s commute from Durham to Newcastle most pleasurable, despite the traffic. Thank you! Wonderful giveaway as ever.
Really enjoyable podcast, and some great knitting inspiration in the photos!
Very interresting to see the Melanie inspirations.
Thank you for this nice podcast.
Another great podcast…a fascinating story. Thanks for all you do.
I enjoyed this podcast on my morning walk, very inspiring!
I loved listening to this week’s podcast! I’m new to your podcast and I really enjoyed it. 🙂
Love Melanie’s designs and loved hearing all about her and how she works. Thanks for another interesting podcast!
All of these projects and the yarn are so lovely!
I always love listening and learning about people’s journeys.
I have drooled over Melanie’s ‘Caress My Soul’ shawl ever since I found it so I was verrrrry excited to discover your podcast. Absolutely mesmerized by your conversation, to the point of nearly missing my stop on the early morning train ride into Sydney for work. I have now subscribed and plan to go back and listen to many more. Thank you for offering the opportunity to go in the draw for such a wonderful giveaway.
So fabulous. I found you through instagram, and now I’m working my way through your podcast oeuvre on my morning hikes. This one’s so timely, as I just started knitting with Shibui yarn for the first time, making a grellow (grey and yellow) Amecameca cowl out of their Lunar, and loving how it’s knitting up so far.
Thanks for the lovely giveaway opportunity–really enjoyed listening to your interview with Melanie Berg!
Great episode! Melanie Berg is pretty cool! Thanks
Another fantastic and informative podcast!
Fantastic podcast as always!
I am a fan of Melanie Berg.
Thanks so much for the chance to win, I love Melanie Berg!
What a wonderful interview with Melanie Berg.
I love Melanie Berg and Shibui. Great giveaway!
Great episode and wonderful giveaways!
Just discovered this lovely site with inspiring interviews, podcasts and woolie news. Thank you!
Love the podcast, and love that you do these giveaways!
Another wonderful episode! I love hearing how people get away from the jobs they aren’t happy with, to do something that makes their passions soar!
A great episode! Such beautiful shawls.
I’ve long been a fan of Melanie Berg so was happy to listen to her story, thank you! Great giveaway too 🙂 Thanks!
Wonderful podcast! I checked out your episode because Melanie had posted a link from her FB page. I’m hooked! I loved listening…and did so while I snuck in a little knitting time!
Another great episode and giveaways!
I really like Shibui. Their yarns are always so interesting. Melanie has so many lovely designs. Thanks for the giveaway.
Another lovely episode. I loved it when Ms. Berg flipped the interview and asked about your knitting. The dialogue you inspire is fantastic.
Thank you for the giveaway. Fabulous prizes
Once again, you allow us listeners to feel like we’re in the room talking and knitting with you and your guest, even with the sweet baby coo! Melanie was fascinating, as are her designs.
So lovely, in so many ways.
I just discovered this podcast and it is so wonderful. A great opportunity to get a glimpse into the lives of other fiberfolk. Thank you, woolful, for bringing this to the knitting community. I love Melanie’s designs and am a proud owner of an Ingwer myself.
I love her patterns and this yarn!
Beautiful shawls AND yarn…
Great topic–gorgeous photos and projects!
What a treat! Thank you for doing this giveaway.
Thank you for the giveaway!! Beautiful shawls.
Love love love!
Such an inspiring story! I was so inspired, I actually started jotting down notes for my own design projects (more like dreams, right now) while listening. Thank you Ashley and Melanie for the lovely interview – the fact that the questions came from both sides made it even more interesting!
As stated throughout these comments, and I say again, Melanie Berg and Shibui! My favorites….thanks for the wonderful interview. Looking forward to continued listening. Thanks for the generous offerings.
What a great interview. I love Melanie’s style and have made several of her shawls. I also enjoyed the insight into your life.
Thank you for another great interview.
great episode! I have been following Melanie and love her work.
The shawls are gorgeous! Thank you for a great interview!
As always, loved listening to this episode!
Wonderful episode as always! Thank you to Ashley and Melanie!
I Love Melanie Berg and Shibu Yarn. I’ve had the pleasure of knitting with Shibu yarns and Melanie’s patterns! Always a wonderful creative experience!
First time I’ve listened to this blog. Enjoyed it very much. Thank you!
I loved listening to this episode.
What a beautiful shawl! And always love Shibui yarns.
I just found your podcast thanks to Melanie. Will def. tune in from now on + am I patiently waiting for a her shawl design to be released. Thanks for a great episode!
Great episode! I was very interested that Melanie only knits what she designs. Thank you for the generous giveaway.
Wonderful episode this week. Really empathized with your story.
I was just thinking the other day…would love to hear from Melanie Berg. Thank you for delivering! 🙂 And for another amazing giveaway!
Modern knitting really is a global culture these days. Thanks!
I enjoy all your podcasts but this one is great. Love all Malanie’s shawl patterns. So nice to hear her story.
Love her designs!
I have been really enjoying your podcasts, thank you so much for all that you do! And giveaways, too!
What a wonderful podcast. Melanie Berg is one of my favorite designers. It was really interesting to hear about her design process and also the knitting culture in Germany.
Enjoyed so much to hear Melanie’s story! Thank you!!
Love so many of Melanie’s shawls so it was fantastic to hear a little of her back story and process!
Wow! I could listen to Melanie’s voice all day. So soothing and pleasant. Not to mention her beautiful story, patterns, and interests. I didn’t want the interview to end. Thanks for sharing this.
Thank you for interviewing Melanie. I knitted her Drachenfels for my sister, and of course before I sent it I had to “test drive” it for a few days. Loved wearing it and started one for myself with yarn I love, but it wasn’t a great match. I have fantasized about using Shibui for it. As a mohair junkie Silk Cloud is a favorite yarn, and Shibui’s color palette is divine. So pairing Melanie Berg and Shibui . . . awesome! And now I finally know the proper way to pronounce Shibui. 🙂 Thank you Ashley!
A big thanks to the sponsors, this is a great giveaway!
Love all Melanie’s shawls. Love shibui yarns too. Just finished linen sweater. Thank you!
Thank you for these wonderful podcasts!
Lovely episode as always. Hope I win!
Would love to be the chosen one.
What a wonderful podcast and episode with Melanie Berg! I have loved knitting her shawls! Thank you for this lovely escape into her world!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful interview with Melanie. I loved it!
Wonderful episode! Wsnt to knit all the shawls ftom Ms. Berg!
I enjoyed the podcast very much. Thank you having the giveaway.
Love Melanie Berg! Thank you for another great podcast.
Wonderful podcast greatly improved my lunchtime! So nice to put a voice to Melanie’s beautiful designs. Love Shibui yarns!
Thanks you for your podcasts! I love them, and shawls, and Melanie Berg, and Shibui yarns!
So many beautiful shawls!
Amazing podcast! Amazing designer! Amazing prize! Thank you!
Great contest – thanks very much!
I came across this podcast through the Shibui knits page (I’m knitting one of their sweaters). I’m so excited to find a new place to hear about fiber! I think that may not be the correct direction for sponsoring, but I’m okay with it.
I look forward to a whole lot more listening enjoyment!
I love your podcast. I can’t wait to knit one of Melanie’s patterns.
I always enjoy knitting with Shibui yarn! Podcast / interview was wonderful.
What an enjoyable interview! I have knit several of Melanie’s shawls. It was nice getting to know her a bit through this interview. And is it just me, or does she not have the sweetest, most soothing voice ever?!
I loved this episode!
It is so nice to hear from Melanie’s knitting journey into design, Thank you for sharing!
Love Melanie’s designs…thank you!
Best giveaway ever!
What a great giveaway! Just found this podcast and am looking forward to hearing more.
This was a wonderful episode, thank you!
I just loved everything about this woman… so well spoken and. Joy to listen to.
Two beautiful shawls! Gorgeous yarn and a wonderful interview to knit by .
Lovely interview, Melanie was so sweet! Naturally the two of you interviewed each other so it became a conversation like you 2 were sitting together and enjoying tea and sharing ideas. I always learn something new when listening to Woolful. Thank you as always.
I love all tour podcasts!! Thank you so much for sharing. I would like be to knit these patterns.
Thanks so much for the podcast, the beautiful pics and the giveaway!
Starting a socked beanie and enjoying (finally) this episode. Wonderful giveaway as ever. Melanie Berg patterns are always intriguing but did not try to knit one so far.
Great to hear from Melanie Berg who is a favorite designer of mine.
Melanie seems like such a lovely person, I lust after her patterns!
Mairlynd and Shibui, definitely a great combination. I’ll keep this in mind. Loved to listen to Melanie Berg and her childhood in Bonn in the 80’s. Thanks for this lovely giveaway, as always.
Thank you for the insightful interview with Melanie Berg. Her story is inspiring, as I began knitting for my children as well. I really enjoyed her comments regarding mindful purchasing and whatiI call’voting for your ethics with yourprofile dollar.’
And I mustsay say, it was a joy to hear your baby cooing in the background.
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Melanie’s designs are so beautiful. I would love to knit so many of them! Thanks for featuring her!
Melanie does indeed have a gentle way in her speaking & such lovely shawls! Thanks for a great episode.
Really enjoyed hearing Melanie’s story. Her designs are beautiful!
Lovely episode, I enjoyed listening! Going to check out her patterns now… I’m just starting to get interested in making shawls and also want to make big rather than little ones!
Melanie’s shawl patterns are original and beautifully wearable!
Would love to win this give away.
Catching up on podcasts and enjoyed this interview as always. Thanks for the chance!
Thank you as always for such a thoughtful interview. Listening to Melanie was delightful , inspirational and such a soothing voice. Lovely.
love melanies shawl designs, i’ve made drachenfel and have cast on the love of spiders!
Thanks for the great give away. Loved hearing about Melanie’s story,
I really enjoyed this interview and the opportunity to know more about Melanie Beth especially since my current project is her Qwist mitts and hat.
I love your podcast! I’ve been catching up since I wanted to start at the beginning and follow you the whole way! Love Love Love this podcast….gives me so much inspiration.
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Thank for another great listen!
loved what Melanie had to say about Macron’s cabinet picks – indeed a bright spot in this year’s news cycle! wonderful listen and exciting giveaway! (holy cow I’d love to knit one of these shawls!)
Great story on Melanie, have always loved her work! Thanks!
When I first started knitting I was clueless but woolful and Melanie were the first voices in this community that resonated with my values and aesthetic. Needless to say I could not have imagined a podcast I would want to hear more. Thank you!
What lovely shawls!
Loved the interview and getting to know more about one of my fave designers. Thank you Woolful Podcast and Danke Schoen Melanie!
lovely yarn and patterns!
I kept hearing Melanie being mentioned in other podcasts and finally checked out her Ravelry site. Wow! Beautiful designs. Now I see why her name keeps coming up. Really enjoyed your interview with her and learning more about Shibui and the Yarn Collective.
Wow, what a great giveaway, the colours of this wool are so rich, I’d love to knit one of these loveky shawls for myself!
Happy to have found this podcast!! Would also love to hear more crocheters on the show.
Oh my goodness those colors are gorgeous!
Would really like to win those patterns.
What a great episode, it was very interesting hearing Melanie, and thanks for the chance to win!
Oh I love Melanie’s designs and was so happy to listen to this podcast (as always!).
Just discovered your podcast. I love hearing the stories of the people in our industry. Thank you for gifting us this wonderdul pocast.
Shes amazing! Love the yarn ,patterns! Her journey is completely inspiring .
My favorite part was about her relationships with ethical wool producers and also the contrast between working for yourself and stretching yourself when working with others. So thoughtful and thought-provoking. I have my open waters shawl on the needles. Can’t wait to finish it now!
This interview made the miles of my long run melt away!
Reading this blog and listening to the podcasts, inspire me to want to knit more and more and more!
What a great interview! Melanie spoke with such clarity and thoughtfulness. She exemplifies the best of the fibre world – talent without attitude and incredible sincerity. Such a pleasure to listen to this….