But first, sharpen your cast-on skills with Kate Atherley, who explains nine common cast-on methods in this MDK article.

Bracelets with a Message

Clinton Hill Cashmere has expanded their collection of Bespoke cashmere to include bespoke jewelry. Get your hands – er, wrists – on the hip new Handmade Layered Knitting Bracelets. Available in a set of five in either multi-color, white, or black, all with gold accents, the bracelets read: Love, Purl, Cashmere, Knit, and Yarn. Order your bracelets today and then cast on a sweater with shortened sleeves so you’ll be ready to show them off.

Hit the (Virtual) Road

With in-person knitting retreats being postponed and reimagined as virtual workshops, two of Summer’s greatest hosts have opted to makers on a virtual road trip instead. Every Tuesday and Thursday during August, Arne + Carlos will release a new YouTube video documenting their travels in Norway’s Lofoten Islands. While there may not be knitting workshops like on one of their beloved cruise retreats, there will be plenty of beauty, discovery, and creativity to inspire. So grab a WIP and knit while you travel through the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun.’

Learn How To Not Brioche

Join designer Melissa Leapman on Saturday, August 22nd for one of her first Live Virtual Class offerings: Faux Bri-aux The 120-minute class, hosted on Zoom, will explore and teach several look-alike stitch pattern alternatives to brioche. Upon registration (open now!), students will receive a class handout with supplies and homework and instructions to join the class.

CAST ON: Tundra Hat by Haley Scharping

With two colors of worsted weight yarn, cast on this snug hat from Purls and Pepper. A geometric color work pattern is the star of the show, traveling from brim-to-crown as you work from the bottom up. Finish with a pom pom to make it a true statement accessory for your winter wardrobe.