What to stash this week: You’re going to need a bigger needle

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To mark the 40th anniversary of Jaws, Lara Smoot has released a pattern for what have to be the most fantastic socks I have ever seen. Shark Bite is worked flat from the cuff down, and then the cuff and leg portion of the socks are joined at the ankle. The heel, foot and toe are worked in the round. For knitters who are new to colorwork, Lara includes links to tutorials in the pattern and says that this is a great way to get your feet wet. This awesome pattern is $2 off on Ravelry until Sunday, July 5 with the coupon code Amity.

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While we Yanks are celebrating independence (indie-pendence?) from Great Britain, Victoria of Eden Cottage Yarns will be tempting us with an update. On Sunday, July 5 at 2 p.m. BST, the shop will be stocked with Aisling and Quadratic shawl kits, adorable hand-carved wooden sheep, lambs and penguins made by Japanese artisans and a heap of Titus 4ply, BFL Sock and Oakworth 4ply.

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Linda of Kettle Yarn Co. is in love with her Talavera, a simple lace top from the latest issue of Pom Pom Quarterly, and I don’t blame her — it is gorgeous. And she only used one skein of her Westminster, a 50/50 baby camel/silk blend, for this quick knit. The shop has plenty of Westminster in the Gold Rush and Florence colorways, and there’s also an update today at 5 p.m. GMT.

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Sign-ups are now open for the next round of the Dirty Water DyeWorks Yarn Knot subscription service. There will be three shipments of fingering-weight yarn in exclusive colorways along with a suggested pattern. One will be two-color project. This year, Stephanie’s added a sweater option, with SQs in a choice of three different bases and weights, including a DK-weight superwash Targhee Wool and silk. The sweater installment will ship in August — perfect timing for Rhinebeck.

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Achieve true “knitting zen” with this new design, Michael Harrigan’s interpretation of an Asian landscape painting. The stitch patterns are meant to evoke hilly terrain, flowing water with the hint of a bridge, tree branches and abundant foliage. It’s knit with two colors of laceweight yarn and includes a knit-on edging.

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Get the natural look for summer with ColorPurl’s alpaca, linen and silk blend. Peggie created hues for this base with natural materials, including cochineal, which was used for the pink shade above (which reminds me of soft serve ice cream). These yarns would be perfect for your next shawl or even a lightweight tee.

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