Traveling Afghans Project

A year long project, the Traveling Afghans project calls on the talents of 49 knit and crochet designers from all over the world to lend their talents to create one memorable afghan. Every two weeks, a designer will a new 10”x10” square to the knitted or crochet afghan and share their pattern online for free. Knit your own version of the worsted weight blanket and learn about the designers involved as you knit your way through this epic afghan. Click the link below to see the list of designers, schedule of events, and information about purchasing a kit.

Back To Basics

Pantone Color Institute has announced that Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052) is the 2020 Color of the Year. This recognizable color is said to promise protection and communicate a desire for a stable foundation. While this color may evoke your own personal feelings, the color-focused company has partnered with companies around the world to create a multi-sensory campaign to celebrate Classic Blue. You can know experience how it might taste, sound, and smell. How will you celebrate the color?

Make Nine

The Make Nine Challenge, the accidental brain child of Rochelle from Home Row Fiber Co, is back for another inspiring year. The self-guided challenge has you pick nine projects you want to make in the upcoming year. Document your nine in grid form, freeform form, or fashion form, and share on Instagram with #makenine. Or post them on a wall near your stash so you can knit what you love in the coming year.

CAST ON: Sammy The Sock Bear by Jessica Gore

This knit bear might seem like just a sweet stuffy, but behind the seamlessly knit classic toy, Sammy is a sock lesson in disguise. Made completely from sock techniques, this project demystifies sock knitting for beginners, while being a fun departure for sock knitters to flex their skills. Knit with DK weight yarn and size US 4 needles, you can use new or scrap yarn work through skills like three needle join, Kitchener stitch, and wrap and turns.