Yarn Canada is holding a contest to gift yarn to individuals and groups who knit or crochet for good causes. They’re giving away $2000 worth of yarn and are hoping to get as many applicants as possible, to ensure the prize will have the maximum impact. Here's the prizes they will be giving away:
All the information can be located here.
This is a great time of year to check the Ravelry pattern page daily as many designers will offer free patterns for a short time. Here are a few that look like fun:
Getting Warmer is a cowl knit from the bottom up in bulky weight Woolfolk Luft yarn. The pattern is by Espace Tricot and would make a great holiday gift.
Sheepish Little Hat Light a sweet fingering weight hat by Melissa Kemmerer available in sizes baby to adult.
Diagonal Striped Garter Stitch Loop knit in a chunky weight yarn by Churchmouse Yarns & Teas.
A Brooklyn Tweed Holiday Lookbook has been published just in time for the holiday season.
The amazing designer Kate Davies has provided a sign up for the West Highland Way Club which is a club and design collection. The fun starts in January when club members will receive three months of weekly patterns. At the conclusion the newly published 120 page book is mailed with all the patterns included.
Deep Woods Toque is a rereleased pattern by Kiyomi Burgin using Madelinetosh Light. I have wanted to make this hat since it was first published in Knitscene 2015 and I am finally knitting my own version. I have combined the beautiful Tanis Fiber Arts Purple Label in the colourway Maize with Sweet Fiber Yarns Super Sweet Sock in Merino in Vintage Lace. I am loving these two colourways together, but there are so many other possibilities. Read more about my version here.
|Deep Woods Toque by Kiyomi Burgin|
The annual Indie Designer Gift-a-long began on November 21st and runs until December 3. To help knitters out 311 indie designers are offering their patterns at a discount until November 28th. Very Shannon and Jane Richmond are two of the designers involved, but this is also a great time to check out newer designers, and to knit with a group of people focused on holiday knitting. See Very Shannon's 25% off discount code. Offer is only good to November 28th. Don't delay.
I am always on the lookout for new YouTubers or podcasters who are entertaining to listen to while I knit. Knit Collage is a new to me podcast. Check out the latest episode here.
I hope you found this round up helpful and that you make time for some peaceful and relaxing crafty time over the next few weeks. Happy knitting!