Give A Sh*t

Sh*t That I Knit and Lionbrand Yarn have teamed up to host a Beginner Pattern Contest to support their initiative that distributes Give-a-Sh*t Knit Kits to young adult cancer patients across the country. The challenge: design a beginner-level pattern (only knit and purl stitches may be used) using the contents of the kit, which includes one skein of Lion Brand’s Wool Ease Thick & Quick yarn, a pair of size US 15 straight needles, and tapestry needles. The winning pattern will be published on the Lionbrand site and be a welcomed new addition for patients looking to expand their newly found craft. Submit your original design by June 14, 2019.

On Tour In South Africa

You’ve seen Steven Be on tour, but now you can go on tour with him. From November 3-16, explore South Africa’s rich fiber industry with Steven Be…and a few friends, including Lydia Abel, the author of “Finding the Thread” and Kristy Glass. Take a workshop from MohairSA, knit while on safari, and tour many of SA’s fiber producers. This intimate retreat accommodates up to 10 people, so sign up soon for this craft defining adventure!

STITCHES Goes To Salt Lake

Mark your calendars for October 2-5 when STITCHES takes over Salt Lake City’s Salt Palace Conference Center. The four-day event will feature a shop-til-you-drop worthy marketplace, classes from knitting and crocheting greats, including Marly Bird, Xandy Peters, Patty Lyons, and Franklin Habit, and the STITCHES signature Pajama Party. The event preview is now available.

CAST ON: Ama Sweater by Maddie Harvey

This DK weight, cropped sweater is worked from the top-down and features perfectly proportioned raglan sleeves. Unique yoke detailing along the front and back of the sweater is designed to show off a special, speckled skein of yarn. Pair the speckle with a coordinating solid or semi-solid colorway to give the sweater a modern, color blocking vibe, while allowing the yoke’s “string-of-pearls” to pop. Available in eight sizes, Ama calls for 1230-1722 yards of DK weight yarn. Charts, schematics, and written instructions make this sweater fun to knit…and eventually fun to wear.