Alpaca My Bags

Knit Stars, the three-week, instructional video series, featuring a who’s who list of the fiber industry from around the globe, has announced it’s 4th installment. Get your Early Bird tickets now for the November series launch, which will connect knitters with nine full step-by-step video workshops from designers such as Caitlin Hunter, Marly Bird, and Susan B. Anderson. Plus, living up to its “alpaca my bags’ theme, Knit Stars 4.0 will take viewers on a guided video tour of the mountains of Peru to visit the sheep from Blue Sky Fibers’ flock, as well as tour of Manos del Uruguay.

Primrose Open House

Primrose Yarn Co. has announced that they are opening their studio to the public for the first time during Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Their studio, located just an hour north of the festival site, will be open to the public on May 3rd from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and offer shopping, knitting, and more. Get your hands on their new Rose Gold colorways, as well as an MDSW exclusive colorway, stay for pizza and a movie, and be entered to win $150 worth of Primrose yarn.

Don’t Knock ‘Em

Stitches Events as partnered with Knitted Knockers, an organization that provides handmade breast implants to women recovering from mastectomies, to host the first Super Fan Knocker Challenge. Open to everyone, this challenge will raise money and awareness through a best knocker competition. Knitters are being asked to create the most creative Knockers (they don’t have to be functional) by knitting, crocheting, or sewing. The top three Knocker designs will be on display at Stitches West 2020, where one winner will be announced.

CAST ON: Dollop by Hunter Hammersen

Surprise your Easter guests with the sweetest place setting decor. What appears to be cute cupcakes open up to reveal a secret pocket for jelly beans or chocolate eggs. Or make them to be a paperweight, pincushion, or play food for your little one’s kitchen. Knit in two pieces, this pattern offers picture tutorials on how to create the base structure (there’s a sauce cup inside!), as well as instructions on how to make the frosting lid attached, detached, or hinged. With 15-30 yards needed for each the frosting and the cake, these sweet treats make a great stash buster, too.