SEE BRISTOL IVY IN AMERSTERDAM

Designer Bristol Ivy is jet setting to Amsterdam’s Stephen & Penelope March 15-17 to share her unique perspectives on knitting. Kicking off the weekend with a talk called “Camera Roll Full of Sweater Photos,” the designer will then teach two classes Saturday and Sunday. Budding designers will get a lesson in project inspiration and how to bring ideas to life, while knitting enthusiasts of all levels will learn different repair techniques in a class called Darn It. The weekend will be one of exploration and personal growth while being surrounded by oh-so-beautiful yarn.

FUNFETTI CAKE

Wool And The Gang’s Crazy Sexy Wool just got a crazy sexy makeover. The super soft yarn is now available in their Funfetti collection, 9 brand new colorways that pair a solid strand of their 100% merino with specs of bright and contrasting color. With a handspun, almost marled vibe, the chunky yarn can be put to work knitting any of WATG’s Crazy Sexy Wool patterns, like Snood Dogg or the Eden Jumper.

LEVEL UP YOUR POM POM SKILLS

If you love pom poms, but don’t make nearly enough of them, head to Knit1 1 Chicago on March 18 when they host The Neon Craft Party. During the two-hour class, TNCP’s Marissa will teach you her tried-and-true techniques for making the perfect pom pom using the Loome tool. She’ll teach how to make patterned pom poms and even tassels, and finish off the class with some inspiration on how to USE your pom poms. If you can’t see TNCP in Chicago, you can see her at other events this spring around the country.

CAST ON: Choose Your Cable Adventure Hat

One hat, with three different cable options has just popped up on Ravelry thanks to designer Mina Phillip aka Knitting Expat. With about 230 yards of DK weight yarn or less, you get to knit the hat of your dreams. First choose the size (it’s sized from Baby to Adult Large), choose your brim style (folded or unfolded), then choose your cable (there’s the Braided cable, Asymmetric cable, or Big + Small cable). If do you the math, that’s 36 different ways you can knit the hat. There’s truly something for everyone in this pattern.