Fall is on the way (seriously, wasn’t it just July Fourth?!), which means it’s your last chance to get ready with The Golden Skein’s third yarn club installment, which will ship out on Sept. 1. If you haven’t heard of TGS, it’s a really cool idea: Owners Jo and Kate pick three indie dyers from around the globe to interpret a single inspiration photo on three separate fingering-weight skeins, and subscribers are surprised by packages that arrive in shiny parcels. Sign-ups for this quarter are open through this Sunday, Aug. 16 and spaces are limited.
It would be impossible to grow bored knitting the latest shawl design from Michael Harrigan. Dubbed the Forest Fantasy Shawl, it incorporates multiple colors and lace stitch patterns, including the bamboo stitch, double running leaf stitch patterns, and a leafy edging. It uses around 730 yards of light fingering, and would look great in a gradient or with complementary colors.