Slow Fashion Retreat

A Gathering of Stitches welcomes makers to Washington, Maine from July 18-27 for its Slow Fashion retreat. Together and in-person, 27 makers will explore the nuances and specialty of slow fashion from instructors Cal Patch, Jessica Marquez, and Kristen Axtman. Registration opens on May 3rd.

Countdown to Christmas

The holidays might seem like months and months away (because they are), but it’s already time to start thinking about yarn advent calendars. First up? Primrose Yarn Co has opened preorders for its Homestead Sport offering, which includes 25 exclusive sport weight mini skeins and special goodies. Pre-orders are open through May 31st.

Get Knitting Tips

Designer, podcaster and now tip-giver, Cori Eichelberger, has launched a new Instagram account to help knitters level up their craft. Follow the new @knit_tips for regular knitting tips that you can store in your mental toolbox or click the save button to bookmark it for a rainy day.

CAST ON: The Scrappy Rug by Sheila Boyer

Grab those shelf skeins and scraps and cast on this super-sized rug from Sheila Boyer. With a size M/N hook, hold 8 strands of worsted weight yarn together and work in a spiral. Keep the spiral going to create a rug-sized circle or keep it smaller to create placemats or even coasters.