La Bien Aimee x Mondim

Paris darling La Bien Aimee is heading to Edinburgh Yarn Fest (EYF)  March 21-23 with a special, new base: La Bien Aimee x Mondim. The yarn is a collaboration between La Bien Aimee’s confident color palate and Rosa Pomar‘s 100% fine Portuguese wool base, Mondim, and will be available at La Bien Aimee’s booth at EYF. But for those who can’t make it to Edinburgh for the fest, small batches of the 31 colorways will be available on the La Bien Aimee website starting around March 21st.

Tune Into The Cable Channel

It’s Progressive Needles Knit Along time at Skacel and this year, Michelle Hunter will be casting on a decorative throw pillow using HiKoo Kenzie. Called the Cable Channel, this pillow is knit in one piece with simple seaming and features a button closure to allow for easy washing assembly. With 4 skeins of Kenzie, work different stitch patterns for front and back for an interesting and texturally charming home accent. The first set of instructions will be released on April 4th, which gives you plenty of time to narrow down your color choice. Or choices. Who said you only had to knit just one?

Paving the Way to Designer Success

Francoise Danoy, the designer and coach behind Aroha Knits, has launched a new initiative: SWATCH Network. As an extension of her SWATCH Studio Circle, which guides prospective knitwear designers through the intricacies of the design process, the SWATCH Network will help connect those new designers with yarn support from brands all over the world. This collaborative effort aims to alleviate apprehensions of first-time networking, therefore helping new designers create a supportive network and grow their business. Yarn companies are encouraged to throw their hat in the ring to offer support here.

CO: Aziz Shawl by Ambah O’Brien

The Queen of Shawls, Ambah O’Brien, has released another asymmetrical shawl that you will want to cast on immediately. With 3 skeins of fingering weight yarn, create a statement piece that is full of fizz (a new design element proclaimed by the designer herself!), stripes, bobbles, and color. Choose neutrals, gradients, or follow the designer’s cue and pair yarns that have subtle contrast for the stripe section and use a pop of color for the bobbles. Around 1,000 yards of fingering weight yarn will create this oversized, one-size-fits-all shawl.