Newsletter 714

by Meg Strong

Cairns Cell Stitch Poncho
The Cairns Cell Stitch Poncho is a Haus favorite and we're drawn to it every year as soon as spring arrives! A perfect layering piece for spring (and well into summer), it features an allover knitted eyelet stitch pattern that works up into a swingy, lightweight fabric. Cairns is a cotton blend tape yarn and is available in four fun striped variegated colors.

Shop Cairns HERE! You'll need four skeins, and we'll include the pattern. You'll need a 24" US 9 circular needle as well! If you need one, click HERE

*The color pictured in our shop sample is knit in has been discontinued, alas!

Surf's Up for the Spring Ricorumi CAL! Week 1: Hula Hippo!

The Ricorumi Crochetalong kicks off with this adorable hippo!

There are two color options:
The pink-skirted hippo requires one each of Ricorumi DK in Light Grey 03, Smokey Rose 10, White 01, Pastel Pink 07 and Aqua 74.
The sand-skirted hippo requires one each of Ricorumi in Silver Grey 58, Sand 71, White 01, Pastel Pink 07 and Aqua 74. 

Grab your Ricorumi DK HERE! You can grab a 2.5mm or 3mm crochet hook HERE if you need one! Need some stuffing? HERE it is! Print the free pattern HERE

If you've been following our newsletter for awhile, you already know about the annual spring crochet-along from Ricorumi that we absolutely adore participating in. Well, they're doing it again this spring! 
This year's theme is "Surf's Up"! Hang ten with the six adorable beach-bound characters pictured below. The Hula Hippo is the first in the series of patterns that will be released each Friday for six weeks. Take a look at that rainbow-bathing-suit-wearing lamb! COME ON! And is that bear wearing little plaid shorts!? YES HE IS.