GLOW UP KNITTED WIT

If a neon rainbow has been popping up in your Instagram feed recently, then you have KnittedWit to thank. The indie dyer has created Glow Up, a new, six-color, fingering weight, mini-skein set that reimagines ROYGBP in their neon alter egos. To celebrate these bright and happy colors, the dyer employed designers, including Marie Green, Lisa K. Ross, and Angela Tong, to each create a pattern using them along with a full skein buddy. The result? Glow Up Knitted Wit, a 10-pattern collection of shawls, cowls, and hats. The patterns can be purchased individually or as a collection and, of course, yarn kits are available.

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WESTKNITS HOSTS A WEST WOOL KAL

Experience Stephen West’s new yarn, West Wool, during a relaxed 3-month KAL that kicks off on Friday, March 8th. To participate, grab a skein or two (or many) of West Wool’s 2-ply, fingering weight Bicycle or 3-ply, DK weight Tandem and cast on any project. While the project is not limited to a WestKnits design, we have a feeling we’ll see a lot of Bubble Shawls make their debut during the KAL. Pictures of finished items must be posted before May 31st to be eligible for prizes.

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BROOKLYN BOY KNITS IN NYC

If you haven’t seen him knit on an NYC subway, or knit at Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2019, or, most recently, in front of the camera in support of Lion Brand’s #hatnothate campaign, you can finally see Brooklyn Boy Knit’s (@brooklynboyknits) Louis Boria at NYC-based yarn shop Knitty City on Thursday, March 7. During the evening titled, “The Community We Stitch Together,” Brooklyn Boy Knits will share his story of coming into the fiber arts world and how he is empowering the next generation through his craft. Joining him is knitting enthusiast Cecilia Nelson-Hurt (@creativeCeCi) who will discuss inclusion within the fiber arts community.

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CAST ON: BLACK OTTER REX

Want to put a cute bunny in your little one’s Easter basket this year? No need to hop down to the pet store. Instead, knit the newest bunny in Claire Gardland’s colony, the Black Otter Rex. The black, velveteen bunny can be posed in a number of different ways, giving it an almost life-like look. Knit with sport weight yarn and mohair, this project is knit in almost one piece. But if the Black Otter Rex isn’t the bunny for your basket, check out her other breeds of bunnies that might be.

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