Crochet A Menagerie

While most of our travel plans happen during the Summer, Toft is tempting us to escape this Fall with four new mini menagerie pattern books. Available for preorder now, Ocean, Wild, Farm and Pets will inspire you to crochet animals from some of your favorite places. Crochet the Chameleon you met in Florida, the sheep you met on your last fiber fest retreat, the blue whale you hope to see on your next cruise, or a koala that lives down under. All those who pre-order through Toft and receive a free gift with every book and extra .pdf bonus patterns.

Cocoknits x LYS

To alleviate some stress during these unique times, Cocoknits is offering free shipping for all local yarn shop orders. Stores can now order smart notions (including ours, the Split Ring Stitch Markers) and patterns to keep social distanced orders happily fulfilled. And if your favorite LYS doesn’t already carry Cocoknits’ products, let them know about this sweet deal.

Stars Hollow KAL

Row House is taking their virtual knit night to a fun new level. Starting May 7th, join the Row House team for a Knitflix-A-Thon where you will knit or crochet while watching Seasons 1 and 2 of The Gilmore Girls. Pick any project – bonus points for a Gilmore inspired project – and watch one episode per day and share your progress with other Knitflix-ers on Instagram using #rowhouseknitflix. One posted pic will be picked at random on June 19th to receive a $200 Row House gift card.

CAST ON: Heartwood by Meg Gadsbey

Sometimes you just need a one-color, straight forward knit to keep you company. That’s why we’re crushing on Heartwood, a triangular shawl that is worked in one piece from the top down. Alternating sections of textured pattern, eyelets and stockinette keeps this shawl interesting while the simple increases make it easy to follow. Written in two sizes, large and small, this shawl calls for 445-800 yards of fingering weight yarn and a size US 6 needle.