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July 2022 Reveal

July 2022 Reveal

KnitCrate .com
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Happy halfway through 2022 day! Who's ready for the reveal of July's yarns and patterns? We are! Our theme for July is Sunscape.

Meet the yarns and our themes in this month’s full crate reveal on YouTube.

Here comes the sun, in all her golden glory, lighting up clouds in shades of rich golden yellow and red, fading away to soft mauve and retreating with the fading turquoise evening.

Knit & Crochet Club

Shadowy sunscapes fuel our inspiration with this month's yarn, Vidalana Silhouette. This fingering weight yarn is a silky blend of 50% Superwash Merino and 50% Tencel with a drapey 400 yds/100g skein.

Members choosing the Energize Me vibe will be sent matching skeins of one of these two colorways.

Energize Me: Sailor's Delight

This warm orange red is the perfect shade to match a stunning sunset.

Sailor's Delight

Energize Me: Misty Dawn

A pale and rosy lilac-pink, like first light touching the horizon.

Chill Out: Evening Light

All the warmth of a summer evening at Blue Hour, a magic moment where water meets sky. 

All Natural: Moonrise

The softest whisper of violet slides across the surface of this pearly, pale gray. 

The Extra

Pack your yarn and notions for sunset stitching with the fun drawstring bag that's included in this month's Knit & Crochet Club crates. Perfect for taking your projects along when you're on the go!

The Patterns

Knit Pattern

Cowl meets shawl in the Sunset Cowlette from Safiyyah Talley / Drunk Knitter. This beginner-friendly pattern is a relaxing project to make on those sunny days out at the beach and a great light-weight accessory for wearing in any season. 

KNIT Pattern Details

Needles: US 6 (4.5 mm) circular, 16” (40cm) and 32” (80 cm) 

Yarn Needed: 530 yds (485m) used / 2 skeins needed 

Colorway: Moonrise

Notions: Stitch markers (4), tapestry needle

Finished Measurements: 

Neck Circumference: 24” / 61 cm 

Hem Circumference: 35” / 89 cm 

Height: 18.5” / 47 cm 

Crochet Pattern

Light and airy, the Shifting Horizons shawl by Amy Gunderson features three different lace patterns for an enticing crochet project. Worked sideways from one end to the other, the shawl's boomerang shape allows for a variety of styling options to compliment your summer wardrobe. 

CROCHET Pattern Details

Hook: US E/4 (3.5 mm) & US D/3 (3.25 mm)

Yarn Needed: 800 yds (732 m) used / 2 skeins needed

Colorway: Sailor's Delight

Notions: Tapestry needle, knit blockers or blocking wires and pins

Finished Measurements: 34” wide x 80” long (86.5 cm wide x 203 cm long) 


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Sock Knit & Crochet Club

This month, Vidalana Heathered Sock has us thinking of streams of light peeking through the shadows and clouds of the night sky. This marled yarn is made of 80% Peruvian Highland Wool and 20% Nylon and gives you 436 yds/100g skein.

Energize Me: Setting

Rusty and rich, this marled yarn captures the beauty of the fading sun, a final warm embrace as the day ends. 

Chill Out: Midnight Sky

The most beautiful night under the stars: a sky of mottled deep blues and black.

All Natural: Rising

The rising moon casts the world in shades of gray and white. 


The Extra

Beat the heat and stay hydrated by filling your Sunscape-themed water bottle with your favorite beverage this summer. 

The Patterns

Knit Pattern

Long rays of stitches beam like the sun in the Golden Hour Socks by Heather Storta. These cuff-down socks feature a shorter cuff with stitches that look like the sun peeking over the horizon. 

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) set of 5 dpns or cirucular needle for magic loop

Yarn Needed: 162 (249, 274, 307) uds (148 (228, 251, 281) m) used / 1 skein needed for all sizes

Colorway: Setting

Notions: stitch markers (5)

Sizes: 1 (2, 3, 4) 

To Fit Ankle/Foot Circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9)” (19 (20, 22, 23) cm); choose a size with 0.5-1” (1.5-2.5 cm) of negative ease.

Crochet Pattern

As when the sun makes its departure from the day, the Faded Evening Socks uses stitches that go from tall to short to mimic the setting sun. This design by Siobhan Boothe of Yarn Over Floyd Natural Dye & Crochet is a classic cuff-down sock perfect for the beginning and experienced crocheter alike. 

CROCHET Pattern Details

Hook: US C/2 (2.75 mm)

Yarn Needed: 282 (314, 349, 384, 422) yds (258 (287, 319, 351, 386) m) / 1 skein needed for each size 

Colorway: Rising

Notions: tapestry needle 

Sizes: A (B, C, D, E)

To Fit Foot Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11)” / 18 (20.5, 23, 25.5, 28) cm 

Choose a size with about 1.5”/ 3 cm of negative ease at the ankle where the ribbing will sit. 

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LL Yarn Co. Quarterly Retreat Club

The setting for our next LL Yarn Co. quarterly retreat is Valley of Fire, the state park located in Nevada known for its gorgeous red sandstone rock formations that glow like fire when the sun sets. With this picturesque location as inspiration, Amanda from LL Yarn Co. dyed skeins of their Canyon, a sport weight blend of 70% Superwash Merino Wool and 30% Outlast® Viscose in the Valley of Fire colorway exclusively for KnitCrate. Wild and fiery, this shade reminds us of stunning vacation sunsets and sunrises in expansive settings. Members will receive 2 - 150g skeins with 405 yds each. 

The Extra

The desert landscape is captured in a handcrafted needle and hook gauge from Sunrise Grove. 

LL Yarn Co. Quarterly Retreat Club Patterns

Knit Pattern

Brilliant reds and yellows glow in the light of sunset with the Dusk in the Desert Shawl by Lauren Rad. This crescent-shaped shawl has a meditative rhythm within the stitch pattern for a relaxing retreat project.

KNIT Pattern Details

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needles, 60” (152 cm) 

Yarn Needed: 740 yds (677 m) used / 2 skeins needed   

Colorway: Valley of Fire

Notions: Stitch markers (2), tapestry needle

Finished Measurements: Sample shown is 18” (46 cm) tall at tallest point and 65” (165 cm) wide. Pattern is adjustable to knitter's preferences.

Crochet Pattern

The stunning Valley of Fire landscape is full of red sandstone formations that April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio captured in the Solar Shrug. With customizations to find your best fit, this pattern can be made as a tighter shrug or a looser-fitting garment with sizes written to fit busts of 38 to 60" (97-153cm). 

CROCHET Pattern Details

Hook: US H/8 (5 mm)

Yarn Needed: 270 (385, 525, 685) yds (247 (352, 480, 626) m used / 1 (1, 2, 2) skeins required

Colorway: Valley of Fire

Notions: tapestry needle

Sizes: A (B, C, D)

To Fit Bust Circumference: 38 (44, 52, 60)” / 96.5 (111.5, 132, 152.5) cm, or smaller. This is intended to be an oversized garment. Choose a size that is 1-2” / 2.5-5 cm more than your bust circumference for a tighter fit, or choose any of the larger sizes for a looser fit. 

Finished Measurements

Sleeve edge to sleeve edge: 19 ½ (23 ½, 27, 31)” / 49.5 (59, 69, 78.5) cm 

Length from neck to hem: 19 ½ (23 ½, 27, 31)” / 49.5 (59, 69, 78.5) cm 

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