Making Crochet Friends

Jonah Larson, the 11-year old crocheter whose talents went viral, has a new book launching on July 23rd. The 48-page book, Hello, Crochet Friends, documents the crafty author’s early years, including adoption from Ethiopia, and  the role crochet has played in his life. He also introduces readers to crocheters around the globe and includes an exclusive pattern. Pre-order the book now or meet Jonah in person at one of his many book signings, including his launch party at Barnes and Noble Lacrosse on July 23rd at 6pm.

Going Once, Going Twice…

Knit Beyond Borders, an auction created by knitter and author Christine Chitnis, will open on July 15 at 9:00 am to raise funds for Raices Texas. Hosted on the @knit.beyond.borders Instagram page, the auction will feature more than 35 donated items from talents makers from around the country, including Andrea Mowry, Pom Pom magazine, and the Farmer’s Daughter Fibers. Individual items will be posted on Instagram and the bidding will remain open through Wednesday, July 17th at 9:00 pm EST – just post your bid in the comment section below the item you want. Highest bid wins!

Nomadic Knits Goes To DC

Nomadic Knits‘ 4th issue, ‘Maryland/DC/Virginia,’ is now available for purchase on Ravelry. The 11 location-inspired patterns, all available for individual purchase, are made with yarns from this East Coast locale (think Backyard Fiber Works, Neighborhood Fiber Co, and Dragonfly Fibers). Choose to knit a lightweight sweater, a long cardigan, or a double-sided cowl as you learn more about the fiber industry in this area. Still like to use a printed pattern? Printed copies of the magazine are available through select local yarn shops, as well as online.

CAST ON: Rhinebeck Sweater by Maison Loopy

With NY Sheep + Wool Festival (lovingly referred to Rhinebeck) only 3-ish months away, it’s time to start plotting out your “Rhinebeck Sweater.” For your consideration, Maison Loopy has dropped their sweater pattern aptly named the Rhinebeck Sweater. Available as a kit, featuring 3-4 skeins of Aran weight yarn, this sweater features a blousy silhouette and slightly airy fabric, a perfect choice should the weather be on the warmer side. Available in two sizes, this sweater calls for 543 – 724 yards and is said to only take 10-15 hours to knit. Plenty of time to get one (or 3!) done before Rhinebeck.