But first, meet the ruler blanket. When our knitting tools can be camouflaged as home decor, we celebrate!

The Baby Yoda Effect

Copyright will always be a topic of conversation in our creative community. And no matter how much we talk about it, we’ll never fully understand its grey areas, its complex implications, and our full rights as creative makers. Bloomberg Law sheds some light on the subject in a recent article that highlights the rise and fall of the Baby Yoda crafts-plosion. An interesting read for anyone who has ever seen something on TV and said, “I should knit that!”

Meet Bellish

New to the Apple App Store, Bellish is a free sweater customizer and pattern generator. Overly simple to navigate, users are first connected with a basic raglan sweater and customization options: body and sleeve length, neckline, colorwork, weight of yarn, size, and color. Then Bellish will create a custom pattern that will be stored on the app. The pattern will display your size-only instructions, give you periodic check-in points, and allow you to highlight your instructions. There is also a built-in chart and row counter. Use Bellish to guide you through your first pattern or give you a template for own design. Either way, we’re excited for its potential.

Knit The Rainbow

Why shouldn’t your needles match your yarn? Now available from Knit Picks, Options are a set of interchangeable Prism needles that come in a rainbow palette of colors. Combine any one of the 9 interchangeable aluminum tips, sized US 4-11, with one of the included cords to create the size needle needed for you next project.

CAST ON: Nicole Tank by Kate Oates

For some, it’s hard to believe tank top weather will ever be here. For others experiencing these warm-enough temps, we struggle with packing away our handknits this soon. Enter the Nicole Tank, a sleeveless top that is worked with a tight gauge and fingering weight yarn. The playful lace work around the torso of the tank offers a spring vibe, giving everyone something to cheer about. Knit from the bottom up, the Nicole Tank calls for 700-1800 yards of yarn.