But first, check out if there is a Pitch ‘n’ Stitch in your area. Because baseball and knitting go together like peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

Countdown To I Love Yarn Day

The Craft Yarn Council (CYC) is gearing up to celebrate another I Love Yarn Day, happening this year on Saturday, October 12th. On this day, stitchers all over the globe are encouraged to publicly declare their passion for the fiber arts by raising awareness in person and/or online. Tag your yarn pics on social media with #iloveyarnday, meet up in public with friends to knit, host a crochet-a-long, or head to your LYS to squish some skeins. You can also download free patterns provided by CYC members or enter the CYC-hosted giveaways to win prizes.

Harvest Hat-A-Long

Looking to make more hats this Fall? Why not make them with friends? The duo behind Twisted Stitches Podcast is hosting their annual Harvest Hat-A-Long which connects knitters and crocheters by challenging them to make as many hats as they can before December 15th. Post your finished hats in the HAL’s Ravelry group for your chance to win prizes. HAL cast on is October 1st, but chatter has already started in the Revelry group.


Wool and the Gang announce Made To Measure, a behind-the-scene project to make their garments more size inclusive. To date, over 150 of WAG’s kits are now available in sizes US 2-24, like the easy-to-wear “Fast Love Tunic.” To see the pattern you have your eye on is available in your size, click on the “size guide” option in the upper right hand corner of the product listing.

CAST ON: “89 Harbor” by Gretha Mensen

This rectangular scarf takes shape from a combination of stitch patterns stacked on top of each other. Refine your stitching skills from the start as you use a crochet cast on, work half brioche stitch, and slip stitches. A rewarding knit that will keep you interested while knitting and feel proud wearing. Scarf calls for 1094 – 1203 yards of fingering weight yarn in a solid or tonal colorway.