Zero Waste Sewing

From the author of the Dressmaker’s Companion, Zero Waste Sewing take sewists on an adventure of fabric efficiency. Inside the 144-page paperback book, find 16 garment projects that are cleverly designed to use 100% of fabric. Learn zero waste cutting techniques while making innovative garment shapes. This book is now on sale for all your sustainable sewing project needs.

March Mayhem Is Here

Even though March Madness was canceled, Mason Dixon is keeping the fun alive with their March Mayhem Bracket. The 64 projects, organized into four categories – sweaters, neck + shoulders, heads + hands, and feet – have been announced and are available on www.masondixon.com. The online bracket gives you a visual as to how the patterns will square off with another, as well as offer more information about each pattern. Get a yarn suggestion for each project, why the MDK team loves the pattern, and a link to it on Ravely. Get to know the patterns now – voting begins Friday, March 20.

Heads Are Turning

Coming soon, but not soon enough, is Dapper Dye Works, a new, hand-dyed yarn venture from Ryan Scharping. Teasing us with brightly saturated tonal colors displayed on several different yarn weights, we can’t help but want to cast on a colorwork anything. And why not start with Darby by Haley Scharping aka Purls and Pepper Designs  (but you might recognize her as the face behind Plucky Knitter)? She just so happens to be Mr. Dapper Dye Works’ wife.

CAST ON: Rainy Day Hats + Mitts from Melanie Berg

The German designer is experience a social distancing reality, too, so to help spread some cheer to knitters around the globe, she has released a mitt and hat pattern that will be free through Tuesday, March 17th. Find the two patterns on Ravelry then pick place an order for a skein of fingering weight yarn (you’ll need less than 400 yards to knit both), pick a contrast color from your stash, and cast on this sweet. No discount necessary to receive these patterns free.