Giving Projects

Each season we feature knitting and crochet patterns by BIPOC designers, and we select a nonprofit organization to receive a portion of proceeds from those projects. This Fall we are featuring all 6 patterns from earlier this year! Now through the end of 2023, your purchase of yarn to knit or crochet any of these patterns will help The Philipstown Food Pantry to provide local families with nourishing food and other essentials.


To knit the Braided Beanie or crochet the Yakity Schmakity hat (both by Marie Segares), you can use a worsted-weight or aran yarn. We used Plymouth Homestead for our samples. These hats would also look amazing in Kelbourne Woolens' Lucky Tweed!


The knitted Wifty Top, by Francoise Danoy, calls for a fingering-weight yarn. Our sample used Malabrigo Ultimate Sock (in-store only), but it would be stunning in Manos del Uruguay Fino or Madelinetosh Twist Light.


To crochet Flower Child, by Clarisabeth Lopez Rodriguez, look for a sport-weight yarn. We used Cascade Llamerino for ours, which is now on clearance, so last call! Lana Grossa Ecopuno or Hudson Highlands Sport would make stand-out versions of this spunky top.


For our knit sample of Pando Shawl, by Amor Esperanza, we used Less Traveled Yarn DK, also now on clearance and almost sold out. Hudson Highlands DK or Madelinetosh Farm Twist would be fabulous alternatives.


For the crocheted Margarita Shawl, by Cecilia Losada, we used Hudson Highlands DK. Other great choices for Margarita are Pascuali Tibetan (10% off throughout October!) or The Fibre Co. Luma.


Don't miss our interviews with designers Marie SegaresFrancoise Danoy, Clarisabeth Lopez Rodriguez, and Amor Esperanza!