But first, be inspired by this British woman who has knit over 450 sweaters and blankets for shelter dogs in need. With Winter coming, now is a great time to find a shelter to benefit from your handy skills.

Magpie Fiber’s New Nest

Magpie Fibers has welcomed Nest a 100% non-superwashed Corriedale wool to its wooly lineup. This worsted weight yarn is light and fluffy with a 3-ply twist that creates a beautiful round profile. Each skein features 220 yards of yarn and is perfect for cowls, hats, and even sweaters. Nest Worsted is currently available in 28 colorways, including marls and solids, from the hand-dyers’ website.

TNNA Joins Forces With AFCI

In a strategic move to inspire growth within the organization and the industry, The National Needlearts Association (TNNA) has announced that its annual Winter Market for fiber arts retailers will no longer be a stand alone marketplace, but rather a pavilion within the larger, Creativation show hosted by the Association For Creative Industries (AFCI). In lieu of the scheduled Winter Market in Austin, Texas, TNNA will now have a pavilion for their wholesale members at Creativation happening in Pheonix, AZ from January 16-20, 2020. Buyers will still receive free admittance with their TNNA membership.

The Knit Vibe Makes Its Debut

The Knit Vibe, the latest read from Vickie Howell, is now available for order. The book, which is currently making its way to shelves and mailboxes across the country, will feature interviews, an in-depth look at creativity, and health benefits of the age-old fiber art. It also includes tutorials and knitting projects from designing superstars like Bristol Ivy, Kaffe Fassett, and Amy Small.

CAST ON: “Gather Round” by Espace Tricot

This top-down pullover might look like a basic top, but its anything but. With clean lined detailing around the collar and traditional stockinette stitch throughout the body, an unexpected tie detail at the hemline gives this top a pop of wow. The drapey fabric, created by a light fingering strand and lace weight mohair strand held together, lends itself nicely to its comfy silhouette making it a piece that can be dressed up or down for any occasion.