Newsletter 825

by Meg Strong

Sheepish Manor

Nothing to see here...just a sweet little sheep out in his front yard. We've had these sweet little Chessie & Me cross stitch kits intermittently, and we're happy to say that they are BACK IN STOCK! Each Sheepish Manor Kit includes: cross stitch chart, 36 ct Legacy linen, needle, and Gloriana Threads silk floss (frame not included). The stitch count is 63 X 71 and the finished design is 3 1/2" x 4".

Find these sweet little kits HERE!


Coates & Co | Cottage Sock Mini Bundles

NEW!! Coates & CoCottage Sock Mini Skein sets! Each happy little bundle includes five hand dyed mini skeins of Coates & Co. Cottage Sock, a 4ply fingering weight yarn made from superwash merino wool and nylon. Each color is dyed by hand in small batches in the Coates & Co. dye studio and the colors are layered during the dyeing process to create bright, saturated colorways. Perfect for a pair of fun, multicolor striped socks! Grab a Coates & Co bundle HERE in your absolute favorite combo and create a truly unique pair of socks for yourself! 

Laine No. 21

Ready for warm weather knitting? The Laine 21 Summer 2024 Issue - Harvest Sun - is ready to be your guide on long sunny days from now until winter. Transport yourself to a summer day in the countryside and smell the wildflowers and bountiful gardens as you explore stunning photography, engaging articles and 11 knitting patterns! There are so many lovely details to enjoy and warm weather knitting projects to plan!

 Included in this Issue:

  • 148 pages
  • 11 Knitting patterns (both charts and written instructions provided): 4 sweaters, 2 cardigans, 2 sweaters, 2 shawls, and 1 pair of socks. Preview the patterns HERE!
  • Interview with Kendall Ross (@id.knit.that), who has turned her knitting into a unique art form. Kendall's wearable art pieces draw inspiration from her experiences as a young American woman.
  • An article about the Irish knitting education initiative Wool in School, which is committed to increasing awareness of wool and teaching children to fall in love with knitting.
  • Jeanette Sloan's column Fibre Talk, where she chats with April Tang, the co-founder of Shangdrok, a Taiwanese/Tibetan company specializing in traditional hand-spun yarn and handmade felt.
  • Five Ways by Laine regular writer Päivi Kankaro, where we learn about the not-so-hidden power of colors and how to use them in our knitting projects.
  • Where I Knit: A regular piece that pictures people knitting in their favorite spot. In this issue, we meet Emilia Bergoglio, who knits in the part of a shrine near their home in Tokyo, Japan.
  • Seasonal recipes to inspire your summer cooking
  • Book Reviews

Designers featured in this issue:

Fiona Alice, Jenny Ansah, Audrey Borrego, Soraya Garcia, Kaori Katsurada, Irene Lin, Faïza Mebazaa, Paula Pereira, Julia Wilkens, and Griselda Zárate.

Laine Issue 21 is HERE