But first, for those who wish they were still at Sunday brunch, take a bite out of these crocheted bagels.

Lion Brand Yarn Studio To Close Its Doors

Lion Brand has announced that their Yarn Studio, located in NYC, will be closing on April 2, 2020. While this is sad news for those who have come to love this brick and mortar knit and crochet destination shop over the past eleven years, Lion Brand will continue its yarny influence through the Lion Brand Yarn Outlet in NJ, stores around the country, and online at lionbrand.com.

Find Codes, Win Yarn

It’s a scavenger hunt that we think could break the internet (don’t underestimate knitters and free yarn). The Woolmark Company has announced Knit Karl, a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld. Knit Karl will launch a 4-piece knitwear collection imagined by the late designer Karl Lager, but first the team wants to give away 777 Knit Karl Knit boxes filled with needles, pins, and yarn to knit one of the designs. To score one of the 777 boxes being given away, you must find 777 codes scattered around the internet and log them by March 7, 2020 at www.knitkarl.com. Want to win? Start by following #knitkarl on Instagram to find codes distributed by influencers.

Knit Along With Melissa Leapman

While we get to celebrate Leap Year this month, we get to knit with Leapman in April. Spend April knitting along with Melissa Leapman and her Save the Honey bees wrap. The KAL kicks off on April 1st and will deliver a new set of pattern instructions each week through April 20th. By the end of April, knitters will show off their new three-color, asymmetrical wrap designed to help the honeybee population. 10% of yarn kits (they’re available from Anzula through February 29th) and pattern sales through June 1, 2020 will be donated to Greenpeace’s Save The Bees initiative.

CAST ON: Koala by Claire Garland

We will forever be in awe of Claire Garland’s lifelike animal creations. With a combination of different yarn weights and textures, she can capture realistic details like fur and natural body position of her knitted animals. New to her menagerie, a heart-melting koala. Get the pattern free from Ravelry, but consider making a donation the WWF who is under threat in Australia.