Newsletter 723

by Meg Strong


Summertime = NEON!

We've definitely noticed an uptick in the number of people looking for easy, portable projects for summertime travel plans. The Color Craze Cowl is a sampler of various stitches: there's a little brioche, some slip stitches and a bit of color play thrown in for good measure, and it's an absolute joy to knit up!

For the cowl above, Sue used two skeins from our friend Lou at Old Rusted Chair - one each of two different colors - and intermittently used them throughout the cowl. 

Shop Old Rusted Chair Sock HERE! Our sample is worked up in Don't Forget Your Shades and Spellbound, but have fun creating your own! Any solid/speckle combo will give you a similar effect!

Pick up your Color Craze Cowl pattern HERE!


Yearlong Knitalong: June!

Entrelac knitting is a more advanced technique that creates a beautiful woven texture. Unlike most basketweave stitches, entrelac works on the diagonal and in different directions so it truly looks like strips of woven knitting. Worked in short rows, you can knit this type of pattern in one or more colors. Although this technique requires a handful of steps, each step is easy to learn. It's worth taking the time to practice first, but before long you'll be making blankets and scarves utilizing the entrelac technique! 

We're using Coastal Cotton, and you can grab that HERE! We're only showing a few colors here, but there are thirty available!The free pattern we sourced for our sample is actually a scarf pattern, and you can find that HERE! The only change we made from the pattern was our needle size...we used a US 7 along with a skein of Coastal Cotton.