Welcome, New Knitters

Great solace, camaraderie, and purpose can come from knitting, which could be why a new group of knitters has joined the community. Furloughed government workers are coming together at Fibre Space, a LYS in Alexandria, Virginia, to take free knitting lessons. Lead by fellow furloughed government workers, these classes have brought out-of-work employees together to learn a new skill proven to reduce stress, as well as chat about their shared experience. 


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Sip 1, Stitch 2

While we all have our favorite notions, most knitters will agree that coffee ranks among our favorite knitting accessory. Just count how many cups of coffee you’ve seen in your Instagram feed today alone. Interweave Knits noticed this trend and has released Coffeehouse Knits, an eBook and hardcover book that features 20 patterns, simple design touches, and stirring essays that pair well with your favorite cup of Joe.  R

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TREAT YOURSELF

Kicking off today is Bonnie Sennott’s Treat Yourself KAL, a relaxed-pace challenge to knit something special just for you. Choose from any of the designer’s patterns and knit the project from start-to-finish before February 25th. The designer will pick three FOs to win one of three prize packs.

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Cast On: The Dissent Cowl

Send Supreme RBG good vibes while she recovers from her recent surgery while knitting Carissa Browning’s newest project: The Dissent Cowl. Inspired by RBG’s infamous collar that she wears while giving a dissent opinion, the cowl is knit with DK weight yarn and a cool polka-dot, mosaic stitch pattern. Plus, 20% of all pattern sale profits will be donated to the ACLU. 

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