Dear Olive

Marie Greene aka Olive Knits has created a fun new way to get your knitting questions answered. Harnessing her inner Dear Abby, the designer invites you to submit your burning knitting questions that she will answer on her blog. She kicks off the new Q+A series with a musing about circular needle length and how to know what size to use for your project.

Get Ready for the Westknits MKAL

Stephen West is gearing up for his annual MKAL, this time with a slipped stitch shawl that will prove to be an extravaganza. Registration and kit sales for Slipstravanza go live on Monday, September 14th, but if you need some extra help choosing colors, consider signing up for September 13th’s Westknits’ Webinar ‘Color Play MKAL Edition.’ The hour and fifteen-minute lecture will guide knitters through tips to choosing colors so they are ready to cast on when the first set of instructions drop on October 9th. Have more questions? Mr. Westknits answers them here.

The New Canvas Crossbody

Twig and Horn’s popular Canvas Crossbody is back with a new and improved design. More versatile than ever, the tote is large enough to carry several projects and has a removable zippered project tote with yarn guide grommets. Move the zipper tote from bag to bag or knitting spot to knitting spot so that you can always have a WIP handy. The 15” bag has ample pocket space and two shoulder straps, making it one you love to carry. Now available in eight neutral colors.

CAST ON: Bats by Natalie Meredith

Get ready for Halloween with this modern sweater from designer Natalie Meredith. Use intarsia and stranded colorwork techniques to create silhouetted bats that fly over the shoulder, creating a spooky, yet playful vibe. The project isn’t for the faint of heart, but for those who aren’t scared, grab two spooky colors of sport weight yarn and cast on this bottom-up sweater for your favorite ghost or goblin.