But first, check out this sheep that was just sold for $490k. Seriously.

Creative Roots Challenge

To get ready for Fall and the start of our (unofficial) knitting season, Knit Brooks wants to reignite your passion for yarn with her Creative Roots Challenge. Each Tuesday, starting on September 1st, Knit Brooks will post a different prompt on Instagram. To participate, post your prompt pic to your Instagram feed with the hashtag #CreativeRootsChallenge before the week is up to be eligible to win that week’s prize. Kick-off Week 1 by posting a selfie and an introduction about your creative journey for your chance to win a hand-carved crochet hook holder, hook, and upcycled wood keychain. Then get ready for the next 16 weeks and beyond as you find your Creative Roots.

Mode at Rowan’s New Collection

Create a modern winter wardrobe with Mode at Rowan’s new Collection Three. The 16-piece collection pairs modern silhouettes with cozy, wearable pieces, including hats, cowls, sweaters, and even pants. Yes, pants. Be inspired by the cool neutrals used throughout the collection and be inspired by the versatility of a cohesive color palette. The collection is now available to preview on Ravelry now, before the patterns become available for purchase this week.

Meet Nine Ten Publications

Kate Atherley and Kim Werker have added new titles to their resume: publisher. The two have launched Nine Ten Publications, a Canadian publishing house that focuses on fibre and textile arts and crafts. The publishing endeavor will feature Canadian artists and writers and become a platform for voices who have traditionally been silenced. Sign up for Nine Ten’s newsletter to be among the first to learn about submission and publication opportunities as they arise.

CAST ON: Pinnacle by Yumiko Alexander

Even though pumpkin spice everything is starting to make its debut, it’s still hot outside. Our wardrobe is not quite ready for heavy, cozy sweaters, which is why we’re in love with this new, lightweight top from Yumiko Alexander. With worsted weight yarn and a size US 8 needles, cast on Pinnacle, a flowy top that uses eyelets to create a geometric pattern. The sweater is worked from the bottom up with a boatneck top and 3/4 length sleeves. Take the designer’s lead and choose cotton or other warm-weather fibre to make this top a truly transitional piece.