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November 2021 Designer Spotlight

November 2021 Designer Spotlight


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We're excited for you to receive this month's crates! If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our November 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 November Designers

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

Sarah Korth

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.

Website: sekhandmade.com 

Instagram: @sekhandmade

Ravelry: @sekhandmade

Cynthia Levy

Cynthia Levy is the talented designer behind Red Tiger Designs, named after her sweet spaniel companion. Cynthia enjoys many crafts, including quilting, counted cross-stitch, weaving, pottery, and tole painting, but knitting is her primary passion. She lives in the north of Canada and has created dozens of knit designs for socks, hats, and much more.

Website: https://redtigerdesigns.weebly.com/ 

Instagram: @redtigerdesigns

Ravelry: @redtiger

Kim Driggs

Kim Driggs learned to crochet so she could make a hat for her newborn baby, and she never looked back. She lives with her husband and daughters on a farm in Virginia, where it’s cold enough to need lots of cozy crochet accessories. She is bilingual in English and Japanese. Her work is published in her shop Maru Designs.

Website: marudesigns.blogspot.com 

Ravelry: @marusempai

Michelle Stead

The designer behind Crafty Flutterby Creations, Michelle Stead, has always loved creating things. After learning to crochet in her twenties, followed by knitting shortly thereafter, she quickly began designing her own patterns. She specializes in knit and crochet shawls that highlight shawl pins.

Instagram: @CraftyFlutterby

Ravelry: @craftyflutterby

Brittany Garber

Brittany Garber of Knot Bad Britt is the creator of intricate knit and crochet shawls, from striking colorwork to delicate lace designs. She is the curator of the Makers of Color Collective, a directory of BIPOC creators in the fiber industry looking to connect with and support one another. 

Website: knotbadbritt.com 

Instagram: @knotbadbritt

Ravelry: @knotbadbritt

Knit & Crochet Club Patterns

Knit Pattern

As wintertime approaches, it’s time to pull out our fun and toasty knits! Cairo Romaguera brings us the Ripples Headband, which is squishy and warm and is sure to keep you cozy. This big and bulky headband covers almost your entire head and features a delicate cable that ripples across the fabric. It’s sure to become one of your favorite cold weather accessories in no time!

Crochet Pattern

Sarah Korth created the striking Orla Cowl for all you crocheters out there wanting to add a little pizzazz to your fall and winter wardrobe. Made with innovative “ring stitches” that fully utilize the squishy texture of the yarn, this accessory is quick to work up and will earn you lots of compliments at the same time it keeps you toasty warm.

Sock Knit & Crochet Club Patterns

Knit Pattern

Our featured knit pattern for the Sock Club this month is the beautiful Torpor Socks by Cynthia Levy. The word “torpor” refers to a state of lowered physiological activity prompted by environmental conditions such as extreme cold. But your feet will stay comfortably warm with these cabled socks interspersed with eyelet lattice and glass beads to add extra sparkle and elegance…an excellent project for knitting during your winter hibernation. 

Crochet Pattern

We’re head-over-heels in love with the Snuggle Socks from designer Kim Driggs. The naturally thick texture of crochet stitches lends itself to the snuggly coziness of this sock pattern. Made with an innovative stretchy stitch pattern to create a comfortable fit, these socks feature cozy diamond puff stitches in the cuff and a picot edging.

 

Malabrigo Club Patterns

Knit Pattern

Dress up your autumn wardrobe with the Falling for Foliage Shawl from designer Michelle Stead, full of lacy cables that bring to mind the splendor of autumn leaves. From the cabled top edge of the stall, falling leaves cascade along the fabric in a faux cable lace stitch pattern. The stitches are carefully chosen to be fun and fast on the needles for experienced knitters and easily achievable for adventurous beginners.

Crochet Pattern

The Manzanita Beanie by Brittany Garber uses a variety of stitches to create stunning textures. Featuring an intricate cable running up the side made with front post stitches mixed with half-double crochets, this hat is anything but dull. Worked from the ribbed brim to the crown, it’s perfect for practicing your crochet cables whether you’re a beginner or more experienced crocheter and will leave you with a statement piece sure to impress.

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