Find a KnitPal

Old school meets new school with KnitPals, a new maker matchmaking initiative from Knitrino. Designed to connect knitters who are isolated during the pandemic, makers will be paired with another maker pen pal who, instead of posting letters to, they can call, video chat, or text with. Then, every Wednesday come together with all of the KnitPals for a chat with prizes and special guests. Sign ups are now open.

20 For 2020 Challenge

Hat Not Hate has announced a new challenge to help reach its 100,000 blue hat goal: the #20for2020 Challenge. The team did the math and it would be easily achieved if their followers each made 20 hats. So, join the #20for2020 challenge and contribute 20 handmade hats to help the cause of calling out bullying.

Blanket of Calm CAL

Casapinka is hosting a CAL to celebrate her latest pattern, Blanket of Calm. Designed to keep makers’ hands busy during the COVID crisis, this free pattern combines small crocheted squares into a blanket. Join other crocheters in the CAL group and share your progress or test your time. The designer has publicly declared that she can crochet a full square in just 6 minutes. The fun has already started over in Ravelry.

CAST ON: Baby Shawl by Safiyyah Talley

A mix of fashion and function, the Baby Shawl is the perfect pint-sized accessory for any new babe. With a worsted weight yarn – preferably a cotton to catch that baby drool – cast on this triangle shawl with eyelets and sweet bobble picot edge. And because it calls for 20-40 yards, you could get create a stash of baby gifts so you’ll always be baby shower ready!