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Scoop: The shape-shifter 💡

Does your handknit wardrobe include a shape-shifter yet?

Every knitter needs one. A piece that goes from shawl to cowl to poncho to sweater with a simple sleight of hand.

Andrea Mowry’s Everyway Shawl is our dream shape-shifting piece…a quick-to-make exercise in movement and color that keeps your eyes moving across stripes and angles.

💡Drape it around your back and over your arms as a cozy stole
💡Belt it for a sweater look
💡Button up the top sides and pull it over your head as a poncho
💡Button half of the side buttons and wrap it twice around your neck like a cowl
💡Lay it over your lap for some extra warmth on a cool morning as you sip tea.
💡Button all of the side buttons and use it as a nursing drape!

For her Everyway Shawl, Loops Trooper Karen chose four colors in Chasing Rabbits Fiber Co. Merinolux Aran- a plush, oh-so-soft 100% Superwash Merino.

Karen used 1 skein of Bougainvillea, 1 Spanish Moss, 1 Honey, and 3 skeins of Ivory. To get the most out of the yarn and use only 3 ivory, she shortened the middle ivory section and worked on Size 9 and 10 needles.

Here’s what Karen had to say about her Everyway:

“The yarn is super soft and squishy. I loved knitting it because it worked up really fast on the big needles! There was enough variety to keep it interesting, but it was simple enough for car knitting without the pattern. It’s like a super-cute blanket to snuggle up in when the AC gets too intense.”

“I like how it can be worn so many different ways. It has buttons along one end, and also on the side, so it can be adjusted however you want it.”

Your Loops-exclusive Everyway kit includes 4 skeins of Ivory, 1 skein of Bougainvillea, 1 skein of Spanish Moss and 1 skein of Honey. Plus details of Karen’s mods.

Pick up your exclusive Everyway Shawl kit here.

Today is a big day!

We want to throw our arms out wide and shout it from the rooftops!

It’s the start of our 🌟 3-day Knit Stars sale! 🌟

Knit Stars started as a big dream in our little shop and has grown in the last five years into a worldwide community of knitters that are looking to expand their skills and find inspiration from the leaders of the fiber world.

We’ve gone to *four continents* to bring you intimate glimpses into the private studios and creative spaces of the Stars.  Learn from the likes of Andrea Mowry, Arne & Carlos, Diane Ivey, Manos del Uruguay, Lucy Neatby, Caitlin Hunter, Susan B. Anderson, Nancy Marchant, Amy Herzog, Beata Jezek, Michelle Wang, Stephen West…and more!

This is your chance to own these beautiful documentaries and classes forever – watch and rewatch them in the comfort of your own home and see your knitting world expand.

And then there’s our community!  Once you’re a Knit Stars owner, you can join the thousands of knitters that gather every week in our private community to share triumphs and learn from one another.  We raise each other up in encouragement that keeps our needles clicking and coming back for more!

You can become a Knit Stars owner (or expand your existing Knit Stars library!) from July 19-21 at a discounted rate.

Choose from four seasons of Knit Stars and start watching *today!*  As soon as you enroll, you can start your Knit Stars journey and bring the wide world of knitting into your home.

Enroll today at www.knitstars.com.

This recipe is the one-skein wonder of cooking: Veggies and protein, all in one pan! It’s quick to prepare, quick to clean up, and best of all…delish!

One Pan Salmon with Carrots and Tomatoes

Ingredients:
2 salmon fillets (skin on, 4 ounces each)
Salt
Pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
4 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick coins

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400°.
2. Season salmon on all sides with salt and pepper. Pat dry with paper towels.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add salmon, skin side down, and sear until edges of skin start to brown, 3 minutes.
4. Remove salmon from skillet, add tomatoes and carrots and season with more salt and pepper, then place salmon on top of vegetables, skin side up.
5. Transfer to oven and roast 6 to 8 minutes, flipping salmon halfway through, until salmon is cooked through, tomatoes are slightly soft, and carrots are al dente.

YUM!!!

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