Retreat With Norah Gaughan

Join designer Norah Gaughan and artist Emily O’Neil in Pt. Reyes, California from August 9-12 for Nature’s Polygons, a knitting retreat that will go beyond the k1 and p2. For four days, enjoy the comfort and beauty of Marconi State Historic Park on Tomales Bay while you explore polygons in and out of the classroom. Take nature walks to hone your artist’s eye, explore nature through watercolor and photography, and learn how to knit and build garments with polygons. And do it all with yarns Arbor and Peerie from Brooklyn Tweed, who is sponsoring the retreat.

Knit City For All

Knit City returns to Vancouver October 4-7 for four days of yarn, workshops (the lineup is now available), the original knitting trivia night, and a whole lot of fiber friends. However, the roster of makers and attendees is not yet complete. New to the 2019 program are two new initiatives that offer unique opportunities to two deserving people. Recognizing that Knit City Vancouver takes place on the traditional, un-ceded land of the Coast Salish people, the Featured Maker Initiative will grant one Coast Salish maker a free booth in the marketplace, while the Very Important Crafter position will afford one maker the opportunity to attend a workshop and lectures for free. Applications for both initiatives are due by June 1st.

Worldwide Knit In Public Day

Local Yarn Store Day might still be a week away, but it is already time to start planning for World Wide Knit In Public Day. On Saturday, June 8th knitters around the world are encouraged to find a spot to knit where they will be seen. Head to a park or coffee shop, meet a new fiber friend at one of the many WWKIPDAY hosted events, or even host one of your own. You might also want to follow the hashtags #knitinpublicday2019 and #wwipday to get inspiration on how others are celebrating.

CAST ON: Elephant Promenade by Annie Lupton

This top down sweater takes the trendy, stranded colorwork yoke to an all new level of fun. Featuring a parade of elephants around the neckline and waistline of the sweater, Elephant Promenade is just as cute as it is caring. 20% of all pattern purchases during the month of April will be donated to Save The Elephants. Knit in fingering weight yarn, the pattern is available in nine sizes and two sleeve options. Knit the sweater with either long or short sleeves, but we recommend both so you can wear this sweater all year round.