Last weekend, fiber industry players – yarn brands selling and local yarn stores buying – converged in Cleveland, Ohio for The National Needlearts Association’s (TNNA) Summer show. For 3-days we walked through the aisles oogling yarn, discovering new brands, and being inspired by the samples that hung in each booth. This being a wholesale show we weren’t able to walk away with the yarn and patterns, but we were able to take notes! Today, find our four favorite new patterns from TNNA that are making their way into the world…and soon to our needles.

Lillian Poncho by the Berroco Design Team

It’s warm, comfy, and chic. Plus, with size US 10.5 needles and two contrasting colors of Bulky weight yarn, this shoulder-hugging poncho is super quick to make. Work sideways in garter stitch to create texture and squishy warmth, striping colors to create an almost cityscape design. For maximum visual interest wear the traditional “wrong side” as the right. Or consider it a two-for-the-price of one piece and wear with either side facing.

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Free Dive by Laura Dobratz

Available on Monday, July 1st, Free Dive is a half circle shawl that combines 3 colors of Fingering weight yarn. Using almost an entire skein of each color, the shawl offers a variety of stitch patterns laid out in strategic sections to help keep your stitch count consistent. Texture, pattern, and color make this shawl a treat to make, and even more fun to wear.

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June by Julie Weisenberger

New to the Cocoknits collection, June is a top-down sweater worked in the Cocoknits method that marries wearability with modern details. The sweater’s relaxed fit has an adjustable length and 3/4 sleeves that have a flared, bubble cuff, making it a piece that you can dress up as easily as you can dress it down. Worked with Sport weight yarn, June has instructions for six different sizes and can be purchased and downloaded from Ravelry, a new buying option from Cocoknits.

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Caipirinha Tee by Paula Pereira

A Summer top with detail that demands attention, Caipirinha Tee is worked in three colorways of Fingering weight yarn. Choose a variegated colorway as the main color and two contrasting solids to work raised and textured stripes that run horizontally around the top. Eyelets around the yoke and a relaxed fit through the body make it easy and fun to wear.

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