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May 2022 Designer Spotlight

May 2022 Designer Spotlight


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Our May 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 May 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 May Designers

Lauren Rad

Lauren Rad of A Bee in the Bonnet specializes in soothing, easy-to-memorize knitting patterns that encourage mindfulness and meditation. She enjoys curling up with a hot mug of tea, a handknit pair of socks, and her latest design. In addition to knitting, she enjoys gardening and home decor.

Website: abeeinthebonnet.com

Instagram: @abeeinthebonnet

Ravelry: laurenrad

Julee Mackessy

Julee Mackessy is the designer and creator behind Naluknits. She learned to knit after graduating from high school and it's been a part of her life ever since. She loves interesting design elements like lace and colorwork.

Website: naluknits.com

Instagram: @naluknits

Ravelry: juleemackessy2

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

Laura Fahlin

Laura Fahlin Staker 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

Aimée Hansen

Aimée Hansen of Yarngerie is a knit and crochet designer as well as a tech editor. She loves geeking out about all things yarn as well as the Chicago Cubs and The Princess Bride. She lives in Illinois with her husband, three children, and miles and miles of yarn.

Website: yarngerie.com

Instagram: @yarngerie

Ravelry: aheemai

The Patterns in Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

Flowers push through the earth and climb along trellises with the Daffodils in Sunshine Mitts by Lauren Rad / A Bee In The Bonnet. Graded to three sizes and featuring a mix of coin lace, cables, and bobbles, the cheerful yellow is sure to make you smile.

Crochet Pattern

The Lofty Garden Stole by Meredith Trzebiatowski / Sweet Pea & Sparrow is a quick and easy make that captures the lovely springtime flowers. Worked lengthwise with an easy-to-memorize lacy stitch pattern, this scarf will keep the chill off your neck.

The Patterns in Sock Knit & Crochet Club

Knit Pattern

The Impasto Socks by Laura Fahlin Designs are made with a stunning mix of textures, creating wearable art for your feet.

Crochet Pattern

The In Bloom Ankle Socks by Liz Salazar / mommylovesyarn.com feature itty bitty flowers on the ankles, the perfect pairing for your spring wardrobe.

The Patterns in Malabrigo Quarterly Club

Knit Pattern

The Light of Love Cowl by Julee Mackessy / Naluknits mimics the look of a shawl with the ease of a cowl. Worked as a triangular shawl and then joined in the round, it uses simple lace to achieve a delicate effect that calls to mind ripples on the water. Pull it over your shoulders for a stylish and cozy look.

Crochet Pattern

The Lift & Texture set by Aimée Hansen / Yarngerie is inspired by the texture of watercolor paintings. Featuring a triangular scarf that can be worn as a bandana (either around the had or neck) or made larger to wear around your shoulders as a shawl, and cozy textured fingerless gloves to match, this set beautifully highlights the delicate gradients of the yarn.

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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!

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