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Fair Isle For A Cause

Morehouse Farm is hosting a KAL starting on July 26th to raise funds for the Shetland MRI Appeal, which aims to purchase an MRI machine for Shetland Island’s medical community. The pattern? Harriet’s Hat (or Headband!), both of which were designed by MRI Maakers‘ Harriett Middleton to support the cause. Purchase the pattern (all funds go directly to the Shetland MRI Appeal), pick out yarn from Moorehouse Farm ($1 from each skein of their 2-ply yarn will also be donated), and join the KAL group. Learn fair isle tips, practice new techniques, or just simply knit for a good cause.

Loop London Pops Up In NYC

Loop London, purveyors of stash-worthy, hand-dyed yarn located in London, is taking over MYAK’s New York address for a second year this November 15-17. The Loop London team will host a weekend of events (meet the duo behind Laine magazine!) and shopping with some of Europe’s most sought after yarns, including Qing Fibre, Viola, La Bien Aimee, and Life In The Long Grass. Kits, inspiration, and other great finds will also be available in this not-to-miss pop-up shop and experience. Tickets are on sale now.

The Power of a Hashtag

Hashtags help you go down the Instagram rabbit hole when you want to learn more about a specific topic, but it also can be helpful to documenting your knitting. The Ravelry team recently pointed out that if your Instagram and Ravelry accounts are linked you can post a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #ravelry and it will automatically appear in your Ravelry account when you log in next. A message will appear in your Ravelry inbox asking if and where you would like to use the picture in your Ravelry account. While this handy option has been available to users for sometime, we love this time-saving tip as we move through the busy summer.

CAST ON: Thrills With Frills by Ursa Major Knits

Looking to add some color to your summer? Check out Ursa Major Knit’s new shawl that gives you an opportunity to put that skein of ombre or gradient yarn to good use. Combine it with a constrating skein of the same weight yarn and use modular knitting techniques to move through the horizontal and vertical stripes of this epic shawl. Best of all, the shawl has a different look on its wrongside, so it’s like you’re getting two shawls in one!