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March 2022 Designer Spotlight

March 2022 Designer Spotlight


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Our March Metropolis crates are on their way! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our March 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 March Designers

Hannah Thiessen

Hannah Thiessen has been knitting since she was eight years old and is the author of Slow Knitting and Seasonal Slow Knitting. She is passionate about thoughtful knitting and "beautiful, functional crafting." Her designs range from cozy socks to delicate shawls and everything in between.

Website: hannahthiessen.com

Instagram: @hannahbelleknits

Ravelry: hannahbelle

Aklori Designs

Aklori Designs is created by Lori and specializes in fashionable yet practical Tunisian crochet. She fell in love with Tunisian crochet after seeing a sample at her local yarn store and became obsessed with the craft. Her designs offer something for everyone, whether you're new to the technique or a Tunisian crochet master, with interesting patterns and easy to follow instructions.

Website: akloridesigns.com

Instagram: @akloridesigns

Ravelry: aklori

Cairo Romaguera

Cairo Romaguera of Cairo Designs is a knit and crochet designer from New York City. His designs range from intricate colorwork to cozy socks. He is a Vogue Knitting Live instructor and is trilingual in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Instagram: @cairo_designs

Ravelry: cairodesigns

Claire Olivia Golden

Claire Olivia Golden of Once Upon A Yarn is a crochet designer and author. Her newest book, The Lost Girl of Goose Creek, released last month. Claire lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their cat Persephone, who also loves yarn.

Website: claireoliviagolden.com

Instagram: @onceuponayarn

Ravelry: crochetbyclaire

The Patterns in Knit & Crochet Club for March

Knit Pattern

Hannah Thiessen's Skyscraper Toque is a beautiful colorwork hat that calls to mind the columns of modern architecture. Stroll through the city with this hat that captures the visual interest of city grids created through grid-style colorwork, and stop to take in the sunset while you stay warm in style.

Crochet Pattern

Lori Harrison / Aklori Designs brings us the stunning Sunset in the City scarf made with Tunisian crochet. The center, representing the sun, is worked first, followed by each side. The mini-skeins of the gradient pack fade together to mimic the setting sun, creating a design perfect for both seasoned Tunisian crocheters and those new to the craft.

The Patterns in Sock Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

Cairo Romaguera / CairoDesigns created the Enveloped Socks for a quick, feel-good project that has enough detail to keep you from getting bored while knitting. The geometric symmetry, reminiscent of an envelope, lends visual interest to this cozy and quick-to-knit pair of socks.

Crochet Pattern

Squishy cables abound in the Cityside Cables design from Claire Olivia Golden / Once Upon A Yarn. Post stitches form twisting cables over a background of half-double crochet that's perfect for advanced crocheters and ambitious beginners alike. The leg length can be adjusted to your liking, whether it's an ankle sock or a cozy long cuff. 

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