But first, get your crochet hooks ready. Crochet celeb Jonah Larson’s second book – featuring crochet patterns that focus on giving – will be out in July of 2020.

Hat Not Hate 2020

Hat Not Hate, Lion Brand’s initiative to raise awareness and stand up to bullying through blue beanies, has released its 2020 Lookbook with nine new hat patterns. Knitters and crocheters are encouraged to become craftivists and knit these blue hats, which will be donated to students at schools around the country who participate in October’s National Bullying Prevention Month. Help #hatnothate hit their 100,000 hat goal.

All Roads Lead To Socks

Silk Road Socks, Hunter Hammersen’s 2017 book of sock patterns, has now hit Ravelry as individual patterns. While the full book is still available in print or as an e-book, you can now download any of the 16 rug-inspired socks for $8.00 each.

Knitting Our National Parks Retreat

Inspired by their Knitting Our National Parks colorway initiative, Indie Untangled is hosting their first Knitting Our National Parks retreat. Happening at Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park from May 28-31, this retreat will connect makers with an embroidery class, a guided tour of Mount Rainier, and the opportunity to dye two skeins of yarn with Each Grey Fiber Company. A marketplace will also be on site and 15% of the sales will be donated to Washington’s National Park Fund and the United Indians of all Tribes Foundation. Registration is now open.

CAST ON: Old School by Verra Valimaki

This sweater combines lacework and stockinette stitch but not in the order you might think. First, work a circular yoke in smooth stockinette stitch and then work the body all the way to the hemline in a sweet lacework pattern, all while holding two strands of lace weight yarn together. Lightweight and relaxed, this sweater is one that you can wear for more than one season.