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December 2021 Designer Spotlight

December 2021 Designer Spotlight


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December crates started shipping yesterday, and we are oh so happy to be shipping even earlier than last month! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our December 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 Your December Designers

Meredith Trzebiatowski

Meredith Trzebiatowski of Sweet Pea and Sparrow is a professional artist from Wisconsin who enjoys both knitting and crocheting. She delights in the little things in life like warm summer days, fall harvests, and a stash full of yarn. Meredith specializes in modern knit and crochet designs and all of her pieces are full of beauty.

Website: sweetpeaandsparrow.com

Instagram: @sweetpeaandsparrow

Ravelry: @sweetpeansparrow

Michelle Muskett

Michelle Muskett of Tales of Knots is a self-taught crochet designer and blogger. For her, crochet is a way of self-expression and connecting with other crafters. She lives in Michigan with her husband and three daughters, who are the lucky recipients of many of her creations.

Website: talesofknots.com

Instagram: @talesofknots

Ravelry: @talesofknots

Laura Fahlin

Laura Fahlin is a knitwear designer who specializes in gorgeous sock designs and accessories. She taught herself to knit when she was ten years old learned to crochet from one of her cousins when she was in college. She is a stay-at-home mom with her two sons and has published dozens of patterns.

Instagram: @laurafahlin

Ravelry: @lfahlin

Liz Salazar

Liz Salazar of Mommy Loves Yarn is, as her name indicates, a mom who loves yarn! Her work has been featured in various publications including Happily Hooked, Crochet Now, and Crochet World. She particularly enjoys crocheting garments, home goods, and accessories and sharing her designs with the fiber community.

Instagram: @mommylovesyarn

Ravelry: @lizsalazar

The Patterns in Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

The Cedar Drift Scarf by Sweet Pea and Sparrow is a cozy and classic piece that will keep you warm all winter long. It features an intricate cabled panel in the center with simpler winding cables on either side. Whether you're an experienced knitter or this is your first foray into cables, you're sure to enjoy every stitch just as much as you'll enjoy wearing your squishy and warm masterpiece.

Crochet Pattern

Michelle Muskett designed the Gatsby Cushion inspired by the elegance of the 1920s. This pillow cover uses textured stitches to achieve the art-deco look that draws inspiration from martini glasses. Perfect for lounging with and listening to your favorite records, this project is fun to make and even more fun to use.

Photo credit Michelle Muskett

The Patterns in Sock Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

Dance the night away in these adorable Runaround Socks from Laura Fahlin. Featuring a scalloped fold-over cuff and delicate cloverleaf lace, these socks don't take much yarn at all to achieve a stunning look. You'll want to take off your shoes and start dancing to show off your fashionable feet.

Crochet Pattern

We're head over heels in love with the Vintage Jukebox Socks from Mommy Loves Yarn. With innovative side-to-side construction that lends a comfy stretch to the stitches, these socks are thick and sturdy, just in time for the cold winter months. Each sock is worked in rows and seamed to form a tube, giving them a knit-look finish, and includes directions on modifying them for the perfect fit.

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