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Celebrate the 4th with us!

What will you be doing on the 4th of July? I'll bet lots of you will be knitting, just like I will. We have a few perfect projects for summer knitting; they're car, beach, and BBQ friendly!

Scarlet Arches Socks by Meghan Jones

Cuff down socks with lace, cables, and nupps in the round; these statement socks deserve to be on your feet! The leg pattern has loads of interesting techniques for the avid knitter while the foot pattern transitions into a smooth sole and simple repeat to hasten completion.

We love these in red or blue! Here are some great yarn choices:

Madelinetosh Twist Light in Odyssey (my favorite!)

Manos del Uruguay Alegria Semi-Solid Blueberry

Berroco Comfort Sock True Red 

Claudia Hand Paint Addiction in Deep Blue

Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine in Cardinal 

Malabrigo Sock in Natural 

We also love Meghan's Rainbow Short Stack Socks. Use any of the yarns mentioned above for a fabulous result!

Rainbow Short Stack Sock Knitting Pattern

Meghan Jones's Rainbow Short Stack Sock Knitting Pattern

Knit Up a Playday!

Our free Playday Pack is a felted bag that you'll carry year-round. Since it's felted, you'll be knitting it on larger needles, and it'll be loose and airy (until you felt it!). No dense wool sitting in your lap, and you'll love the result.

Playday Pack free knit bag pattern

If you want to go patriotic with this, we think it would be amazing! Try it in Lamb's Pride red, white, and blue.

Get in the patriotic spirit with these yarns celebrating Old Glory!

Plymouth Encore Colorspun in Old Glory is a worsted-weight yarn that's red, white, and blue. Use this to knit up a child's vest, or a blanket for next year's 4th of July bar-b-que!

Panda Sock Old Glory, left; Encore Old Glory, right

If you're a sock knitter, knit up your favorite pair in the red, white, and blue of Shooting Yarn Hand Painted Panda Sock, also in a color named Old Glory. It's hand dyed in our neck of the woods (North Idaho), and you'll love working with it in yours!

We're celebrating the holiday by giving you free shipping on orders of $19 or more, so load up your cart!

However you choose to spend the 4th, we wish you lots of fun!


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