Our April crates are on their way to you! Before they arrive on your doorstep, we wanted to share a little behind-the-scenes about our designers for this month and the beautiful designs they've created just for you. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our April reveal post to see what will be included in your crates.
We’re excited to share with you our collaborators who have worked to bring you this month’s amazing and creative projects! Join KnitCrate in supporting our community’s independent designers and be sure to give them a follow on Instagram and check out their Ravelry portfolios to see more of their amazing designs.
Meet Our April Designers
Vanessa Ewing of Cape May Fiber creates hand dyed yarns and designs that are inspired by the sea and shore where she grew up. She earned a BFA in Fashion and Textiles and has worked for Debbie Bliss and Plymouth Yarn Company. Her goal is to "produce extraordinary colors on yarns that bring joy and comfort to those who knit and wear them."
Sarah Korth, the designer behind Sek Handmade, always has something on her hook or needles and delights in helping others learn the wonderful crafts of crochet and knitting. She enjoys painting, sewing, and drawing as well as the fiber arts.
Clarisabeth of Crochet Cakes loves crafting, cake, and all sorts of fibers and fabrics. Her vision is "to make crochet a part of your everyday life." She is the creator of the Crochet Cakes podcast as well as many original crochet designs and tutorials, available in both English and Spanish.
Founded by Louis Boria, Brooklyn Boy Knits began as handmade gifts for his friends and grew into something much more. Louis is a Puerto Rican American artist and urban knitwear designer. In addition to his innovative knits, he has also been a TedX speaker and a teacher.
Natalia McHayle is a crochet designer from New York who is passionate about creating fashionable, one-of-a-kind pieces. She received her B.B.A. in Small Business Management in 2015. In addition to crochet, she also enjoys curling up with a good book and writing poetry. She now lives in Virginia.
The Patterns in Knit & Crochet Club
Inspired by the botanical garden in Pennsylvania, the Longwood Garden Tote by Vanessa Ewing is a bubble-shaped felted bag with plenty of room for your current work-in-progress. The leaf ties and twisted handle evoke the calm of a walk in nature.
The Senta Scarf by SEK Handmade draws inspiration from tiled paths among fresh foliage. Choose from a leaf or picot border to adorn the edges of this textured scarf. With multiple styling options, you'll be able to wear it no matter the weather, whether coiled around your neck, draped over your shoulders, or worn as a headband.
The Patterns in Sock Knit & Crochet Club
The Ribbon Fern socks by Vanessa Ewing feature bands of slip stitch and garter stitch to mimic the dainty ripples of ribbon fern leaves. Adorn your feet with the twisting and twining texture of the forest.
Step under the domed glass ceiling of a nature conservatory in the Under Glass Socks by Clarisabeth López Rodriguez Designs. This intricate design features a boxed shell stitch reminiscent of conservatory architecture, supported by a base of linked double crochet.
The Patterns in LL Yarn Co. Quarterly Retreat Club
The Monet's Garden Shawl by Louis Boria / Brooklyn Boy Knits is a light and airy shawl for springtime. The Trinity Stitch creates clusters and lace details that allow the color changes to dance along the fabric. An ideal transitional piece for the changing temperatures, this design captures the beauty of a flower garden.
The calmness of nature will surround you with the Magnolia Shawl. Simple stitches create a cozy mesh pattern that highlights the soft greens and pops of color of the yarn. Both cozy to wear and pleasing to the eye, this triangle shawl is perfect for the changing seasons.
If you would like to subscribe and receive your own delightful yarn crate in the mail, you can do so here and choose from several different clubs. We'd love to have you as part of the KnitCrate family!