But first, a big shout out to the Knitting For Friends club at West Patent Elementary in Bedford Hills, NY. They are collecting 250 knitted hats to send to elementary students in Paradise, California who lost their schools in last year’s devastating wildfires.

Teach At Midwest Craft Con 2020

Want to share your crafy talents with others? Apply to teach a class at Midwest Craft Con being held February 28 – March 1, 2020 in Dublin, OH. Choose to present a class each day of the event, a two-session class, or a one-session class. The subject matter and craft is completely up to you. Submit your idea to Midwest Craft Con by July 28th for your chance at earning a spot on the festival roster.

Get Tickets For VKL Columbus

Tickets for Vogue Knitting Live’s November 1 -3, 2019 festival in Columbus, Ohio are now onsale. Spend the weekend listening to Clara Parkes chat all things wool, take a class with Jeanette Sloan, Franklin Habit, or Marie Greene, and, of course, shop the Marketplace featuring local and national vendors – pick up a skein from The Fiber Seed, see what’s up with What The Flock, and discover Farm Girl Fibers. Weekend packages are available, as well as individual Marketplace tickets, are available for purchase.

Boing!

From Lionbrand, this brand new, bulky weight yarn lives up to its name. With a high-twist, this acrylic/polyester blend yarn has a stretchy and springy texture. Use one of the variegated tonals to knit a shawl, cowl, or blanket. No matter how “loved” your handknit is, the yarn helps the stitches to naturally boing back into place. Boing is available in 79-yard skeins and in 10 bright and happy colorways.

CAST ON: Rippled Sand by Isabell Kraemer

There aren’t many projects that make us jump to pick up lace weight yarn, but Rippled Sand by Isable Kraemer is an exception. Luckily, two strands of the lace weight are held together as you knit this 2-color asymmetric shawl. Pops of brioche, textured stripes, and “bubbly stripes,” give this shawl character and make it a fun knit. Pick two contrasting tonals or choose subtle neutrals to make this shawl one you never want to take off.