Newsletter 656

by Meg Strong





Birds & Bees Club

For four months (beginning in February 2021), we'll have LYS exclusive colorways from Knitted Wit that celebrate the pollinators and the pollinated! Each month has a theme:


• February: the Birds
• March: the Bees
• April: the Flowers
• May: the Butterflies

    Dyed by hand in Portland, Oregon, Knitted Wit Superwash Worsted is a favorite for good reason. It's soft enough for next-to-skin items like hats and cowls, strong enough for tough-wearing mittens and kids wear, and 100% superwash merino wool so it won't be ruined by a trip through the washer.

    Meg took home a skein of Birds & Bees in Western Bluebird and immediately cast on the Snowy Peaks hat and got a good bit of it completed (see above!). The pattern is easy-peasy - just knits and purls - and she loves how the fabric texture shows off the colors of the 

    Shop the Knitted Wit Birds & Bees February colors HERE!







    Mauna from Leila Raven

    Also shoved into Meg's bag was a skein each of Spincycle Wilder and Dyed in the Wool. She picked Wilder in Light Grey and Dyed in the Wool in (hey hey, MFM podcast fans!) Stay Out of the Forest (several other suggested combos are above) and set aside her Snowy Peaks hat to cast on the Mauna Hat from Leila Raven.

    Mauna is actually part of a complete collection from Leila Raven: MANA WĀHINE (which consists of six knitwear designs inspired by Aotearoa and Hawai’i) is the inaugural series from the AROHA | ALOHA project that highlights the works of modern indigenous makers. The Mauna hat is a beauty featuring lovely little skill-building nuggets; a teensy little Latvian braid right above the brim and easy, two-color stranded knitting. If you've been wanting to try your hand at either, we think this one is a perfect pattern to begin with!

    Purchase the Mauna Hat pattern HERE!
    Shop Spincycle Wilder & Dyed in the Wool HERE! You'll need one skein of each to complete your hat.

    All Finished Object photos ©Leila Raven




    Meg also worked up THIS adorable Octopus....if you haven't already watched the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher, go watch it and you'll understand why she made it! We're betting you'll want to as well!