What to stash this week: Patterns and yarns and prizes

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The latest cowl design from Laura of Fiber Dreams is a journey to Margaret Street in London, where All Saints Church is filled with ogees, arches, and other architectural details that inspired the pattern. It’s knit in the round with fingering-weight yarn and the pattern includes four different sizing options, though many more are possible by changing the number of times the motif is worked in a circle, and how many times the rows are worked.

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Peggie of ColorPurl just started stocking her Etsy and Zibbet shops with eco-friendly and naturally-dyed yarns. Using materials such as coffee, cochineal and Alkanet root, Peggie creates warm and subtle, and also bright and bold colorways to use for accessories and sweaters.

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Kettle Yarn Co. is having a shop update today at 5 p.m. GMT and adding more luxurious Beyul, a yak/Merino/silk blend, in such vivid colors as Steppe, Sacred Saffron, Monk’s Robe, Yurt and Electric Amaranth.

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Lexi is done with her taxes and is doing a giveaway to celebrate. Even if you’re not getting a refund, at least you have a chance of winning seven skeins of Filatura di Crosa Cristallo, Wooly Wash and her Bee & Ewe Healing Honey Lotion. To enter, you need to like the Queen Bee Fibers Facebook page, share the giveaway post and join Lexi’s mailing list. Hurry — the winner will be chosen at 6 p.m. today.

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Looking for a lightweight, ready-to-knit project? Treat yourself to the Sidere shawl kit. It comes with a digital copy of Hilary Smith Callis’s pattern and one skein of Luna Grey Fiber Arts BFL/silk Starbright in your choice of colorway.

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Newsletter readers may be familiar with The Knitting Artist’s hand-painted art cards and accessories decorated in hand-drawn stockinette. What you might not know is that Lisa also a pattern designer. Her latest design is Midnight Surf, a pair of socks with an ocean-inspired lace pattern. They are knit from the toe up with a standard gusset and triangle heel, in DK-weight yarn, so are a really quick and simple knit.

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