Giving Projects

Each season we feature a pattern (or two) by a designer for our Giving Project. We also select a nonprofit organization to benefit from the project. When you buy yarn to make one of the featured patterns, we donate a portion of the proceeds to this nonprofit.


Our Summer 2024 featured designer, Ksenia Naidyon, was born and raised in Ukraine. With her background in mathematics, she is a master of integrating texture and lace into her patterns, creating wearable pieces that are intricate yet organic.


We have chosen Nova Ukraine to be the beneficiary of our Summer Giving Project. Nova Ukraine is a nonprofit dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine and raising awareness about Ukraine in the United States and throughout the world. Now through September 30, your purchase of yarn to make one of these beautiful shawls by Ksenia Naidyon, will help support Nova Ukraine.


For our sample of Ksenia's Oak Forest Shawl (knit), we used 2 balls of Lana Grossa Ecopuno and 1 skein of Sue Sock. This shawl would also be lovely in 2 skeins of any sock yarn, such as Made by Hailey Bailey Classic Sock or Cascade Heritage.


For our Stormy Sky Shawl sample (crochet), we used 1 skein of Manos del Uruguay Fino. Other great choices would be Malabrigo Ultimate Sock or Madelinetosh Twist Light.


Be sure to read our interview with Ksenia Naidyon!