Ready, Set, Order

Pom Pom’s anticipated new book, Ready Set Raglan, is now available to pre-order. The pattern book contains eight, worsted-weight top-down pullover designs that have customizable elements. Grab a variety of US 6 and US 7 needles to knit these sweaters with unique raglan details, which are all available to preview now. Books will begin arriving on December 10th.

Knit A Rug (Kinda)

Podcaster and knitwear designer Mina Phillip (aka Knitting Expat) has released her first book, Cowls. Part colorwork sourcebook and part pattern book, the 12 featured cowl designs inside are all inspired by Persian rugs woven in Iran. Like the rugs, geometric patterns and bold, contrasting and sometimes fading colors play hero in the circular neck warmers.  A softcover book and e-book combo are available from the designer’s Etsy page, as well as an e-book from Ravelry.

Shop From Home

If you’re craving some retail therapy or just a new skein of yarn, check out Stitches events’ first Expo at Home featuring over 19 hours of shopping and presentations from over 40 fiber-based businesses. Meet these businesses Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 8  from your computer screen and be inspired to cast on with something new. Tickets are on sale now for $5.

CAST ON: Aves Shawl by Cheryl Faust

Aves is the mosaic shawl of your dreams, featuring two colors of worsted weight yarn in allover colorwork texture. Linear pops of color on the body of the shawl are hugged by a border of striking geometric colorwork. Cast on this large shawl with 812 yards of contrasting color.