But first, check out how Brazilian artist Janaina Mello Landini uses yarn to captivate in a recent installation.

Pre-Order SWW Annual, Volume 5

In celebration of Shetland Wool Week’s (SWW) 10th anniversary, its anticipated Shetland Wool Week Annual, Volume 5 is better than ever. The book is packed with 16 exclusive patterns from SWW patrons and local designers, including Gudrun Johnston, Felicity Ford, and Ella Gordon. And for the first time, crochet and weaving patterns have been included. Pre-orders are now open and those attending SWW (Sept 28 – Oct 6) can pick up their copy on site. Books will be sent by mail to those not attending the show after September 28.

Join Stephen West’s MKAL

The 10th annual West Knits MKAL kicks off on October 4th with a brand new shawl, “Starflake.” Instructions for the bold, graphic shawl will be delivered over four weeks starting on October 4. Purchase the pattern, join the Ravelry group, and then shop for the yarn (Stephen & Penelope has curated 10 official MKAL kits from BIPOC or LGBTQIA dyers, which are now available for purchase). If you’re in Brooklyn, or plan to be there, join Argyle yarn shop the official MKAL cast on event with Stephen West!

Make a Yo-Yo Quilt with Purl Soho

To celebrate New York Textile Month, Purl Soho is creating a community Yo-Yo Quilt and needs your help. Join the LYS every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday in September from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm to make one or many quilted yo-yo circles to add to the growing tapestry. Free instructions and materials will be provided.

CAST ON: “Faro” by Jen Lucas

Cast on this cozy and cool cowl from designer Jen Lucas. With two colors of Aran weight yarn, this wearable ring combines slipped stitches and stripes to create exciting texture and eye-catching pattern. Knit this cowl in the round and then graft the two ends together for a double layer of warmth.