But first, designer Bristol poses some food for thought: should instructions refer to the “front” or “back” of your work? Hear her out in this contributed Mason-Dixon article.

KAL With Alicia Plummer

Sometimes you just need someone to tell you the who, what, and when of your next project. Thanks to Alicia Plummer we know exactly what we will cast on this weekend. Kicking off on February 16, participating KAL knitters will make the designer’s new Colsie socks, a top down sock that is full of texture. Grab a skein of fingering weight yarn and spend the next 5 weeks of winter sharpening your sock knitting skills. Plus, keep an eye on the KAL’s Ravelry group to find self-care challenges to lift your spirits.

Carolina Fiberfest

While some knitters will be in the Pacific Northwest at Vogue Knitting Live Seattle, others will be in Raleigh, North Carolina at the 2020 Annual Carolina Fiber Fest. From March 13-14, celebrate all things fiber with a number of workshops that cover everything from spinning to dying to stranded colorwork to bead crochet. There will be demonstrations, a craft-along, competitions, and a fleece sale.

Spring Is In The Air

Need some warmer weather project inspiration? SweetGeorgia has released Spring with SweetGeorgia, Vol. 5, a collection of four new, knitwear patterns. Shown off in the yarn brand’s new spring colorways (think pleasantly soft yellow, pink, blue and purple) these patterns aim to capture the playfulness of emerging flowers through eyelets and texture. Designed by Tabetha Hedrick, the patterns are available for individual purchase or as an e-book.

CAST ON: Heather’s Cowl by The Knot House

Simple patterns can make the biggest impact, especially when they are designed to show off your favorite yarn. Heather’s Cowl is a new pattern from The Knot House worked with strands of fingering weight and lace weight yarn held together. With three colors, combine stockinette stitch with simple, two-color brioche to create a statement accessory with lots of drape that you will love to wear.