Designers – established, indie, and up-and-coming – are invited to submit design ideas for Brooklyn Tweed’s next issue of Wool People. The pattern collection – the 14th collection – will focus on modern architecture and how “we construct the shapes and spaces we inhabit” through minimalism, precision, comfort, and humor. Using the brand’s lighter weight yarns (there’s a mood board available), submissions must include design sketch, a photograph of a swatch, an inspiration paragraph, construction information, and techniques used. Submissions will be accepted through May 15th.

A New Cub In the Pride

Lion Brand welcomes Chainette, a new worsted weight yarn to their luxury LB Collection line. The fiber, a blend of Baby Alpaca, Virgin Wool, and Polyamide, has a mesh-like chain construction that allows air to easily flow through. The fiber is lightweight and lofty making it a great choice for warm weather or transitional garments. Chainette is packaged in 131-yard skeins and is available in 10 trendy, muted colors.

Save The Date for FibreX

Save the date for the first FibreX, a wool and fiber event hosted in NSW, Australia on Saturday, June 22nd. The day-long event, held at the Ourimbah Campus of the University of Newcastle, will feature a fiber market, community crafting space, discussion panels, and workshops lead by Francoise Danoy, Rebecca Doyle, Sky Carter, and Sukrita. But these are not your typical fiber festival workshops; at FibreX expand your craft by exploring Maori traditions through stranded colorwork, weaving a wall hanging, experiencing the punch needle, making upcycled fabric rope, and learning how to use a drop spindle.

CAST ON: Egg Warmer by Arne & Carlos

It’s eggsactly what every Easter table setting needs: mini sweater egg warmers. These sweet raglan sweaters are knit from the bottom up and feature two-color stranded colorwork and a classic turtleneck fold over. They fit perfectly over any egg (the pattern features “one-size-fits-all-eggs” sizing) – raw, hardboiled, or dyed – taking it from ordinary to eggstraordinary. Calling for only 22 yards of DK weight yarn, you can knit a whole dozen before your post-egg hunt brunch.