But first, read about Purl Soho and the popularity of knitting during the pandemic in this Financial Times article.

Knit Happy

Celebrate self-striping yarn Stephanie Lotven and her first book, Knit Happy with Self-Striping Yarn. Pre-order the book now to discover self-striping yarn beyond socks. In fact, find 20 knit patterns for kids and adults, including fingerless mitts, a cardigan, and shawls.  The pattern book delivers on December 22nd.

Join the Indie Gift-A-Long

The Indie Design Gift-A-Long kicks off tonight for another year of knitting and gifting! Makers are welcome to join by picking a knit or crochet pattern (some of which have been discounted for this event!) from one of 250 participating indie designers and join a group in the GAL Ravelry thread. When you’re not knitting, participate in the GAL Instagram Challenge, meet the designers or swap recipes with other knitters. The GAL will run through December 31st giving GALers motivation to finish some gift knits and the opportunity to win prizes!

Wash Your Knits In Oregon Woods

Brooklyn Tweed has partnered with Tuft Woolens to create a wool soap that transports you to the Oregon woods. Crafted with organic ingredients and with scents of cedar and sage, this soap is a gentle option to wash your hand knits. Preorders are now open and the 4 oz soap bars will start shipping in January 2021.

CAST ON: Ofelia by Maria Martins

This asymmetrical shawl gives you plenty of opportunity to place with color and texture thanks to alternating sections as you work from end to end. Use lace weight yarn in two, three, or four colors to create that a shawl that you’ll love to wear.