Newsletter 463

by Jeremy Lehmann

Josephine Shawl 

Summer Knitting: An Old Favorite!

The Josephinentuch/Josephine Shawl has to be one of our all-time favorite on-the-go projects. It's simple garter stitch just with one teensy little increase every other row. Make it with any yarn, any size needle...just sit back and breathe. We tend to make it over and over again, but we've found we're particularly fond of it worked up in self-striping or gradient yarns. This version is knit from just one skein of cotton/acrylic Trigato, which is a great choice it you're the least bit wool-sensitive. Our sample is knit in colorway 02 with a size US 10 needle.


TN State Fair 

The Fair Is in the Air!

It's that time of year! The Tennessee State Fair is coming up soon -- Sept. 8-17. It's not alllll about Ferris wheels and corn dogs (though it is definitely about those too!) -- it's also a great place to take a look at a lot of fiber-related things...the Fair is loaded up with livestock, demonstrations and competitions that are all directly related to the hobby we all love...whether it's knitting, crochet, spinning, quilting, needlework, felting...the list goes on!

We encourage you to enter a Creative Arts category (you can see the list here); the more entries there are, the more people can see how vibrant our community is! Haus of Yarn-ers have done well in the keep the streak alive. Plus, you might win a pretty ribbon!


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