Got the Goods?

Now through January 14th makers in Australia and New Zealand are invited to enter frankie magazine’s Good Stuff Awards. Seeking original, creative talent across 10 categories, stitchers will feel at home in the fashion and craft categories, and perhaps the podcast or small business categories. And if you are named the winner? You’ll be $1,000 richer and see your craft on the pages of issue 89 of frankie. Not bad if you ask us.

Get more information and enter now:

Craftsy’s Newest Look

After this Summer’s move from Craftsy Unlimited to Bluprint, Craftsy is back with another major change for users and designers alike. The online crafty platform known for its video tutorials and stitchy patterns significantly reduced its pattern library over the weekend. Many designers who sell on the platform found some of their patterns removed from the site and, in some instances, their store closed. As for Craftsy users, they will still have access to any pattern in their personal library regardless of its availability, and can still continue to access available patterns. This will be par for the course until sometime in 2019 when Crafty’s new marketplace reopens, which should allow for new designers and more patterns to be added.

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A Knitmas KAL For The New Year

Designer Katy Carroll of Katinka Designs is hosting a KAL to ring in the New Year. Choose from either her new Beryllium Shawl or the Quincy Poncho – two patterns that both have the Katinka feminity, both call for fingering weight yarn, and both would nice additions to your wardrobe. The knitting kicks off on January 1st and continues through February 12th. To keep the KAL casual and fun, there will be a Galaxy Quest trivia component and to win KAL prizes your project doesn’t have to be fully completed. Fits perfectly into our knit for fun New Year’s resolutions!

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Cast On: Julie Wrap

If your Knit Year’s resolutions include kicking off the year with a zen-like project that is just for you, then this new, rectangular wrap from Joji Locatelli is for you. Knit with 1300-ish yards of fingering weight yarn, this project combines garter stitch, twisted rib, and bobbles for classic but fun wardrobe piece. Let the rows and rows of mindless garter stitch help you unwind from the holiday chaos, reconnect with your knitting group, or just be that go-to project that you pick up this winter.

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