Go Big Or Go Home

A New York woman has knit a staggering 111-foot scarf that didn’t break any world records, but may do some good. The knitter, Carmen Cazard spent 6-months knitting the scarf, which she hopes to exhibit around town to raise funds for local organizations. As to who will wear such a stately scarf? The creator plans to cut it up and distribute the smaller scarves to local shelters.


Paper Daisy Creations’ Lisa Ross is hosting an epic KAL to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day and Down Syndrome International’s Lots of Socks Initiative. Starting on February 1st, KAL’ers will be challenged to knit a mix-matched pair of socks from one of the 13 participating sock designers. Then, on March 21st, wear the finished mix-matched pair to celebrate the uniqueness of those living with Down Syndrome. Knit as many socks as you can! Not only will you be raising awareness, but funds, too. Each day from February 1-15, one designer will put a pattern on sale and donate proceeds to Down Syndrome International.


The third and final pattern book in the Anthology series from designer Carrie Bostick Hoge is now available for pre-order. Shipping in March 2019, Seaside is a collection of 16 dreamy patterns – 11 sweaters (including the one in the photo above) and 5 accessories – that include a bit of texture, cables, and colorwork, while staying true to the designer’s wearable sense of style. Can’t wait to cast on? You can download the eBook now on Ravelry.


Every so often a pattern comes along that makes you want to drop everything and cast on. And A Little Light Fantastic is one of them. From designer Scott Rohr, this super warm tube scarf uses 2000+ yards of DK weight yarn. The designer’s pattern calls for 16 colors of Rowan’s Alpaca Classic, which is lightweight and won’t weigh you or the scarf down.