But first, Ravelry has surprised makers with a redesign of their platform. Elements, for the most part, remain the same and in their usual place, but the look is noticeably different.

Join Ribblr Beta

Ribblr, an in-progress online platform that aims to revolutionize e-patterns for knitters, crocheters, and sewers, is seeking new designers to publish patterns during their public beta phase. This new platform will offer designers pattern protection, instruction translation, and tech editing services. For those looking to participate, watch the intro video and sign up today.

Found But Not Lost Scarves

New York City’s Knitty City might be doing curbside pickup only sales, but that doesn’t mean they’re putting their Found But Not Lost Scarves knitting initiative on hold. This summer, Knitty City will continue to give free yarn for those wanting to knit scarves that will be distributed to the homeless and those in shelters during the winter. Scarf donations can be dropped off/sent to Knitty City store location (208 West 79th St) or mailed to the team at Bryant Park.

Craft Industry Alliance’s New Scholarship Program

Craft Industry Alliance announced a new scholarship program that will welcome four new craft businesses into their engaged community for one year, free of charge. The member-based organization is dedicated to sharing industry news and business information with knit, crochet, and sewing makers, suppliers, and designers to help grow their businesses. Those wanting to tap into the full library of resources and engage with the member roundtables can apply now through July 31, 2020.

CAST ON: Issen by Yucca

For those intimidated by sock construction, cast on Issen, a new sock pattern that is knit flat and seamed together. Choose to knit these socks with a stockinette or ribbed front and with a gradient or two-color color scheme on its backside. Available in English and Japanese instructions, make these socks with a size US 1 needle and fingering weight yarn.