But first, these male knitters show off their love of fiber in this recent The Guardian article.

Meet Roan DK

Primrose Yarn has launched its newest yarn, Roan DK. The 3 ply, DK weight yarn is a blend of white American superwash merino and brown/black domestic non-superwash merino, creating a fiber that shows off bright color with dark undertones. Roan DK, which is custom-spun and hand-dyed – is available in 230-yard skeins in 23 heathered colorways.

Twig & Horn’s New Bucket Bag

Makers on-the-go have a new option for toting around their WIPs: Twig & Horn’s Canvas Bucket Bag. The cotton canvas bag has a 7″ diameter, flat bottom, and a 24″-26″ adjustable and removable crossbody, leather strap. Find large pockets on the outside of the bag and an attached drawstring lining on the inside to keep your yarn and notions contained. The Canvas Bucket Bag is available in Olive and Camel colors.

Pre-Order The Act of Sewing

For the sewists of the group, or those learning to be, designer Sonya Philip’s new book, The Act of Sewing is now available for pre-sale. The pattern and guide book is a complete resource for sewing simple garments. Inside, find four full-size patterns, including a top, skirt, trousers, and shirt, and instructions on how to modify and embellish them to fit your size and style. Learn from the author how to mix and match elements to create garments with pockets, busts, varying sleeve lengths, and more. The Act of Sewing is out on April 27th.

CAST ON: Scout Shawl by Florence Spurling

This epic shawl by textile artist and designer Florence Spurling is a bucket-list-worthy project that begs to be cast on immediately. With just 5 colors of fingering weight yarn, work this patchwork-style shawl with Fair Isle and intarsia techniques from tip-to-tip. The designer offers a schematic and tips to choosing the right palette of colors to make each of the shawl’s 10 patches “work” on its own and as a whole.