Newsletter 827

by Meg Strong

Monthly Make: Shortie Socks!

Join us in-store on Monday, June 3rd, from 11:00am - 12:00pm for the June monthly make. These shortie socks are fun, easy and joyful to knit and are also whipped up quite quickly! These socks are designed with color play in mind. The pattern uses six different colors that “fade” for smooth transitions.While this technique is ideal when you want to use up some leftovers from previous projects calling for sock yarn, we chose a Mini Skein 6 Pack from Molly Klein's Sea Horse collection for our sample. We adore these little bundles of fingering weight minis; we've used them in a shawl, a cowl and now we have the cutest little pair of shortie socks!
Shop Mini Skein 6-Pack options HERE! The pattern for the Fading Socks is HERE.If you're nearby, feel free to join us Monday, June 3rd 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


The Sandy Shores Handbag + The Bennet Bandana

The Sandy Shores crocheted handbag is as cute as a button and is made from a brand, spankin' new kit from Flax & Twine.  It's the ultimate blend of style and simplicity, and we can't wait for you to dive into this delightful project. Whether you're strolling along sandy shores, heading out for a picnic with friends, or simply looking to add a touch of handmade charm to your everyday life, this handbag is the perfect companion. Carry it as a clutch, stash it on your shelf to hold your favorite treasures, or use it to tote around your latest knit or crochet project - so many possibilities! Available in nine different colors (click here to see them all!), so whether you envision this beautiful bag in classic neutrals, bold and vibrant hues - or somewhere in between - it'll be stunning.

Along with the arrival of Sandy Shores, we restocked the Bennet Bandana kit, available in six different colors! Bennet is a sweet and simple bandana to toss on or off as weather dictates. The lovely, delicate picot lace edging makes this bandana special without being super fussy. You’re going to love the linen drape and soft feel, which just gets softer and more supple with use and washing. We hear it often: linen isn't "soft". It isn't in skein form - before it's been washed. But we machine-washed our Bennet Bandana sample ONE time and the transformation was remarkable!

Shop all Flax & Twine kits HERE!