Newsletter 797

by Meg Strong

CashSilk Cotton Degradè

A new yarn from Laines du Nord just hit our shelves and we're smitten! CashSilk Cotton Degradè is a luxuriously soft, ultralight blend of Merino wool, cotton, silk and cashmere featuring a two-colored gradient shading that creates a gauzed, halo effect. Mix one skein, US 10 needles, 40 stitches, add some mindful stockinette stitch and 63" later, you'll have THIS scarf - yep, that's the same scarf, styled two different ways!

Shop CashSilk Cotton Degradè HERE! We'll include the scarf pattern with any Degradè purchase.

Thanks to Pam for agreeing to be an on-the-spot in-store supermodel!

Smells Like...Candle Season

If you're looking for a cute yet practical holiday gift exchange idea for your crafting circle (or anyone in your life with a nose), these super-affordable amazingly knitting-themed scented candles are an excellent option (check out the text on each label)! Hand-poured into 4oz amber jars, each releases a cozy, warm scent when lit. Each candle is lovingly crafted in the USA with a vegan blend soy wax that's gluten-free, toxin-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and comes from renewable sources. 

As we were unpacking these, we realized how GREAT they smell, and now we're 99.99999% sure we didn't order nearly enough. If that hunch turns out to be correct, we'll get MORE!

Shop the candles HERE!

Monthly Make: Doodle Cowl

November's Monthly Make is the Doodle Cowl! Over the past couple of months, we've shared two versions of these (the Ocean and Halloween versions) and dang it, we're going to keep mentioning them until you get as hooked on Doodles as we are!

Pictured up top is a completed "Autumn" Doodle and we've got a "Candyland" Holiday version on the needles...fingers crossed Meg completes it before we meet on November 6th! 

In addition to being beyond adorable, the individual themed pattern includes 25 different chart motifs which are intended to be used as mix-and-match colorwork motifs throughout the project ~ This one is truly a choose-your-own adventure: select the motifs that bring you joy and have some FUN!We're making it with Eco Baby, a 100% organic, GOTS-certified, machine washable sport weight wool yarn. Use as many colors as you like for your own Doodle Cowl. We've found six different colors is plenty to allow you to get all sorts of good contrasty motif combinations

Shop Eco Baby HERE! The various Doodle patterns can be found HERE.If you're nearby, feel free to join us Monday, November 6th at 11am for The Monthly Make meet-up! Not local? Join us in spirit, cast on whenever the mood strikes you, and just make something!Monthly Makes are archived HERE