But first, take a behind the scenes peek at London Kaye, the “crocheter with a cause,” in this recent New Yorker article.

Lots of Socks KAL

Back for its second year, Lisa Ross’ Lots of Socks KAL aims to bring knitters together to raise awareness about World Down Syndrome Day (it’s March 21st) through sock knitting. Each day through February 19th, a new, discounted sock pattern from a different participating designer will be released. Knit as many socks as you can and then wear a mismatched pair on March 21st to represent the uniqueness of those living with Down Syndrome. To make this KAL even sweeter there are a lot of great prizes up for grabs.

Making Stories Goes Inside Nature

Celebrating their core value of sustainability, Making Stories is seeking knitting patterns, articles and illustrations that explore the hidden qualities of plants for their upcoming 5th issue. “Inside Nature” seeks artistic interpretations of magnified leaf detailing, skeletons of leaves, and any other organic detail that exists in nature imagined into socks, neck accessories, hats, and sweaters. Submissions are due by March 15.

Register for VKL Seattle

Vogue Knitting Live is continuing its 10-year anniversary celebration in Seattle from March 12-15. Register now for the 4-day event to immerse yourself in all things fiber including classes taught by some of the industries most revered talent (including Mina Philipp, Jared Flood, and Olga Buraya-Kefelian) and a marketplace with endless options of wool, notions and more. Squeeze skeins from some of your faves like Brooklyn Tweed and Hazel Knits, or discover something new from regional dyers like Royal Bee Yarn Company or Springs and Stone.

CAST ON: Bay Cardigan by yamagara

This new cardigan from designer yamagara may look simple at first glance, but a closer look reveals unexpected detail at every turn. Vertical cables run down the sleeve, while horizontal, cabled ribbing runs along the button band front opening. Then there are the raised stripes that run vertically down the back giving it a tailored look. Available in six sizes, Bay Cardigan calls for 1159-2012 yards of fingering weight yarn.