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Laine Issue 8 is Here! Accessorize with Extra, Loft Love, Winged Needlepoint Friends and More!



 


Laine Issue 8 Is Here!



Today is Launch Day for Laine Issue 8!!!  There's much to be said about this highly anticipated issue of Laine.  It's filled with familiar, dream-like images begging to be touched, and each of the eleven knitting patterns throughout are teeming with texture.  This particular issue has a bigger message about the importance of inclusivity and representation in the fiber world.  

This week's blog discusses the fiber world's ongoing conversation about inclusion and representation, and it also discusses some stand-out patterns in this issue.  There is tones of lace and texture throughout these knitting projects, but they are inviting and accessible in a myriad of ways.  Click here to read this week's blog.  

Issue 8 of Laine Magazine is $30.  Click here or click images to learn more and buy online.








Worldwide Knit In Public Day is Saturday, June 8!

Knitters, take note that Saturday, June 8 is Worldwide Knit In Public Day!  We hope this means that you'll take your knitting out into the world to put it on display, wherever you may be!  

If you feel like joining us at Wool & Grace, we'll be Knitting In Public in front of Wool & Grace  from 1 - 3pm on Saturday, June 8!  Bring a chair and your knitting for some very public knitting!





  
Accessorize with Extra

Blue Sky's Extra is one of our favorite yarns.  It's super soft with its blend of merino and alpaca.  It's also got a ton of twist, making it easy to knit as it bounces off your needles.  Plus, each skein is ginormous, bursting with 218 yards of this fabulous fiber, and each skein is $29.75.  Click here to learn more and buy online!

Try accessorizing with Extra, and knit up some of our favorite patterns with this irresistible yarn.



The Boyfriend Watch Cap from Churchmouse Yarns & Tea is the perfect and quick project to dabble in this yarn.  Knit up this hat with one skein of Extra.  Give it to one of your favorite guys, and then be sure to borrow it yourself every once in a while!  Click here to learn more about the Boyfriend Watch Cap and to buy the printed pattern online!


Cinder © Jared Flood

Cinder, a timeless cabled scarf by Jared Flood, is another gorgeous option for Extra.  Extra will give this soft and undulating scarf some lovely drape, and its remarkable stitch definition will bring out the best in this soft cabled pattern.  3 skeins of Extra will make this gorgeous scarf on a US11 needle!  Click here to check out Cinder's Ravelry page. 

Click pics to learn more and purchase yarn and patterns online!






Winged Needlepoint Friends

We're positively charmed by some new needlepoint canvases that feature our delightful winged friends.  These beautiful hand-painted needlepoint canvases are lovely little reminders the wonders of nature around us.  Love it?  Click pics and links to learn more and buy online.

Quail Family (pictured above) measures 10"x8" on 13 mesh canvas and is $120.

The Sanderlings Ornament (pictured below) features a Charley Harper design.  It measures 5" in diameter on 18 mesh canvas and is $90.  






 

Stunning Stripes in Loft

Brooklyn Tweed's Loft is one of our favorite and most versatile fingering-weight yarns at Wool & Grace.  The more you love it, the softer it gets and it can be knit up at a range of gauges.  Right now we're loving the idea of Scott Rohr's Ellsworth pattern knit up in two colors of Loft.  This stunning piece can be knit up as a scarf or a wrap, with its unusual wedges of color worked in garter stitch and shaped with simple wrap & turn short rows.  

The Ellsworth pattern is $8.  Click here to get pattern specifications and to buy the printed pattern online.

Each delightful skein of Loft is 275 yards and $16.75.  Click here to learn more and buy online!

 




 

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