Coming to a yarn shop near you is the first annual Local Yarn Store day. On April 21st, head to your local yarn store to support and celebrate all they do promote our craft. Designers and yarn dyers are getting in on the celebration by releasing new colorways and patterns exclusive to participating yarn stores, like the Ewe So Summer from Ewe Ewe Yarn and the Local Yarn Shawl from Casapinka. Go for the exclusive goodies, but stay for the celebration in support of small businesses!
Learn more about Local Yarn Store Day: www.tnna.org/page/LYSDay
Take a Walk With Kate Davies
One of Scotland’s most beloved sweater designers has released her newest book, The West Highland Way. Featuring 12 handknit designs, with beautiful photographs and exploratory essays to accompany each, this 128-page book is inspired by one of Scotland’s most walked trails: the West Highland Way. Buy the book for the knittable and wearable patterns, but stay for the inspiration and breathtaking mountainscapes.
Get the book: www.shopkdd.com/books/the-west-highland-way
Meet Your Guide, MDK
Mason-Dixon Knitting has done it again with the release of their 6th Knitting Field Guide. With ‘transparency’ as its guiding theme, this pocket manual delivers insight from the authors and four transparent patterns from designer Amy Christoffers aka Savory Knitting. The projects – a scarf, tiny cardigan, tee, and cowl – invite you to explore transparency in a way beyond just lace.
Learn more and order your copy of MDK Field Guide 6: www.masondixonknitting.com/68706-2/
CAST ON: Candlewick Wrap
From designer Mara Catherine Bryner (aka Orange Knits) is the Candlewick Wrap, which made its Ravelry debut today. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant colors of yarn brand Hue Loco, this oversized wrap features simple colorwork and a unique construction. This fun-to-knit, easy-to-wear wrap will become a staple for cool, summer knits. And of course, become a conversation starter among knitters and non-knitters alike.
Get the pattern: www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/candlewick-wrap