But first, head over to @knit.beyond.borders to bid on a new round of knitty items for their auction benefiting Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women. The auction runs on Instagram from August 15-17.

Your New, Handy Reference Guide

Vogue Knitting Magazine has opened pre-orders for their newest title, Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Quick Reference, a pint-sized version of its popular, Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book. The 184-page, flexi bound book serves as a quick reference, featuring instructions for the knitting techniques ranging from cast-on to brioche. The layflat book is sized 7.5″ x 8.2″ so that you can pop it in your project bag for on-the-go reference. Books will start shipping on October 1st.

There’s A New Yarn In Town

In just a few short weeks, Plied Yarn Company will make its debut. A collaboration between Neighborhood Fiber Co and Ann Weaver  Plied’s first yarn is North Ave, which is a fingering weight, woolen-spun marled yarn made of 100% wool. The new skeins are currently available in Stonecrop Sweater sets from Neighborhood Fiber Co and will be available as single skeins starting in September. You can also get your hands on a skein at the Rhinebeck Yarn Bazaar happening in October.

Get The New Issue Of Taproot

The 34th issue of Taproot, titled “Relish,” is now available for purchase. Inside find a shmorgishborg of offerings including musings about farm, food, family and craft. Make a bag, knit a pair of socks by Dawn Henderson, and learn how to make a killer relish tray all thanks to Issue 34. Order online or pick up in-store.

CAST ON: “Stripes’n’Flowers” by Ida-Maria Tyyska

Inspired by the Finnish fashion brand Marimekko (this pattern might look familiar), this pair of cuff-down socks is a perfect end-of-the-summer knit. Use the Ladder-Back Jacquard technique to work the colorwork around the cuff and German Short Rows for the heel. Choose your two colors of fingering weight yarn to bring these sweet socks to life.