This month for the Knitting Our National Parks series, we’re returning to Rainier — or Tahoma as it’s known by the Northwest Native Americans — with a new colorway from Wendee of Hazel Knits. Wendee’s studio is in Seattle, roughly 80 miles from the park, and she has spent many a camping trip there. Her Mountain Meadow colorway captures the beauty of the colorful wildflowers that flood the park each summer. It is available to preorder on two of Wendee’s custom-milled bases: Blueprint Sock, an 80% Superwash Merino and 20% nylon yarn, and Lively DK, a blend of 90% Superwash Merino and 10% nylon with a tight twist.
Carolyn and Michelle of Olive & Two Ewe Studios are getting a head start on fall and has created Forbidden Wood, a colorway that celebrates the upcoming cooler weather, changing leaves, pumpkins and spices.
Michelle of Crafty Flutterby Creations has designed a tribute to the Chicago skyline with her new Majestic Marquette shawl, which features cables, lace and slipped stitches echoing the building’s brickwork and mosaics. Get the pattern free through tomorrow with the code FREEMARQUETTE and half off all Michelle’s Chicago-inspired patterns with the code HALFOFFCHICAGO through August 12.
Your knitting is a work of art, but Jessica of Double the Stitches has designed a pattern that can literally hang on your wall. The Boho Waves Wall Hanging is inspired by the beauty of the ocean and her carefree days living by the beach.
Courtney of Silly Goose Yarns, who will be in Seattle at the Flock Fiber Festival this weekend, is sticking closer to home for the latest installment of her Travel the World yarn club. It’s inspired by the Minnesota lakes. Preorders are open through August 10th.
Sharon of Garage Dyeworks is hosting her first-ever knitting and crochet retreat with a yarn dyeing workshop from October 20-22 at her home in Hillsboro, Oregon.