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But first, blast into the past with Evelyn Roth who has used discarded VHS tape for the past 50 years to crochet sculptures, hats, and more. Time to get creative with those taped episodes of Saved By The Bell.

Meet Sesame

New to the Berroco collection of yarns is Sesame, a wool, acrylic, and nylon blend. Each 230-yard skein of Sesame features unexpected repeats of marled color with flecks of texture. With its colorful uniqueness and inherent durability, this yarn is a perfect choice for statement sweaters and cowls. To celebrate this new yarn, Berroco has released six new patterns that show off its color changing effects.

Countdown To STITCHES SoCal

Registration is now open for STITCHES SoCal, happening November 14-17, 2019 in Pasadena, California. The four-day event will feature educational classes from industry revered instructors, including Franklin Habit, Xandy Peters, and Vickie Howell, a marketplace, and events that stitchers have come to love. Join your fellow fiber lovers for a pajama party, fashion show, and student banquet where attendees can show off their finished projects. Register now to get your pick of classes and receive early bird pricing.


Preorders are now open for designer Carissa Browning’s upcoming MKAL, which features a triangle shawl inspired by the colorful and graphic jazz posters. MKAL’ers are charged to find three skeins of 400-yards of fingering weight yarn in three different colors. The designer suggests choosing solid, semi-solid, or tonal yarns as to not hide stitch patterns created by brioche, garter, mosaic, and lace motifs. The first set of instructions will be distributed on August 2nd and once every week until August 30. Those who finish and post pics by September 20th will be eligible to win prizes.

CAST ON: Carley by Elizabeth Smith

A simple garment with a big impact, Carley is a comfy, open vest made with DK weight yarn. The relaxed, boxy silhouette with dropped shoulders and short sleeves, is met with pleasing stockinette and wide garter edge panels. Work this top in a solid colorway for an everyday layering piece or choose a funky variegated yarn for more of a statement piece. Carley is available in seven sizes and calls for 704 – 1910 yards.