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April Main Crate Unboxings!

Thank you so much to all the lovely Fiber Artists that continue to tag us in their creations (#UnravelYourKnitCrate) and post unboxing videos every month! Please be sure to follow our friends Youtube channels below so we can keep showing our support and growing the Fiber Art community. ❤️

A special thank you to Barbara for her April KnitCrate unboxing!

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Another very special thank you to Megan for her April KnitCrate unboxing!

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Friendly Reminder: There are just a few days left to be able to get your hands on any April Crates

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April CrochetCrate Unboxing

Happy Friday, Crocheters!

As you may know, we work very hard curating and brainstorming ways to exceed our subscribers' expectations. It isn't easy sifting through hundreds of beautiful yarn and colorways and having to choose just one to make the cut.

A few months ago, we began hitting the drawing board and working toward a few new projects (we can't wait to share them all!). In March, our first new project- CrochetCrate- was released and we couldn't be happier with the feedback we have been receiving. We are currently in the 2nd month of the CrochetCrate's journey and we continue to squeal with joy every time we see one of these wonderful videos on Youtube! 😍😍😍

If you love to crochet but haven't been sure if you would like to be a part of the KnitCrate community just yet, please feel free to watch the unboxing video created by Fiber Flux:


Thank you,
Fiber Flux, for your wonderful and thorough unboxing! 
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Visit Fiber Flux's blog HERE

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Meet Annie Modesitt, This month's Indie Dyer and Designer

Meet Annie Modesitt, This month's Indie Dyer and Designer

We collaborated with Annie Modesitt in this month's KnitCrate and KnitCrate Sock subscriptions. 
Below is Annie's story of how she started knitting and her adventures in the fiber world!

Personal Knit & Design History

In 1983 I taught myself to knit just as I was being transferred by my company from New York City to Dallas, TX.
I completed my first sweater in a weekend and realized that my destiny lay in fiber and needles.
Dallas was not part of my destiny, though, and upon my return to NYC I began knitting for designers and eventually submitted my own designs to knitting magazines. I was hired by Vogue Knitting as a technical writer but unfortunately my unorthodox, self-taught knitting style wasn’t – at that time – well received by the more established knitting world.
I continued designing for most of the major knitting magazines and yarn companies, but reaction to my knitting style (which didn’t affect the final look of a garment) led to my decision to leave knitting and move into Costume & Set Design.

Aforementioned Children in Knit Garb, Now They’re In College!

 

After the birth of my 2nd child, during a hiatus from television and theatrical design work, I happened to read an article by Priscilla Gibson Roberts in the Fall 2000 Interweave Knits Magazine. It changed my life.
Her article was an outline of the major world knitting styles, and the method I’d been using was described as the “Combination (or Combined) Method.”  The legitimization I felt when reading the article was a turning point in my life. I re-entered the knitting world – not just as a designer but as an instructor.
I expose my beginning students the Combination Method as well as the various forms of the Western Method, but more importantly I stress the different ways of forming a stitch and convey an appreciation of how a stitch is seated on the needle.
 
A native of Ohio,  I taught myself to knit at age 25 before a move from NYC to Texas.  The Texas tenure didn’t last, but knitting did, and upon my return to the NY area I began knitting for other designers and designing for major knitting magazines.  I knit using the Combination Method and believe that there truly is no wrong way to knit. I live in St Paul, MN with my husband, and assorted pets, and seasonal visits from our college age kids.
My work has appeared in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knitters Magazine, Cast On, Family Circle Easy Knitting, McCalls Needlework and many international fiber & yarn oriented publications.
I teach knitting worldwide and across the United States and am the main dyer for ModeKnit Yarn, LLC, which I started with Kathleen Pascuzzi in 2013.  We’ve visited over 10 states and many fiber shows going on the road with our ModeKnit Yarn Booth!  Stay updated on new colorways and upcoming fiber shows and appearances at www.modeknityarn.com.  
January 2017 KnitCrate and KnitCrate Socks Yarn by Annie Modesitt:
ModeKnit KnitCrate January 2017 Collaboration
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"The Knitting Factor: New Documentary Weaves a Tale of Yarn Artists"

"Yarn" the movie?! Read all about this at the article here and see the trailer below. The trailer description reads:
"Meet the artists who are redefining the tradition of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and into the world. Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends."

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May Reveal is UP!!!

MAY REVEAL IS UP!!  Get your groove as May Indie, Sock and Minis enjoyed Molly Girl Yarn's fantastic colorways inspired by music...inventive and fun themes and labels help project this fun dyer's personality and talent! May Knitcrate "main" had a treat of yarn in Mountain Colors' bold, exotic and gem-like colorways that graced their packages. The patterns included were fun, hip and inspiring and perfectly curated just for your enclosed yarns!!

See all the May Knitcrates HERE and we've procured a limited amount to purchase (first time in years!) at our Past Packages page at Knitcrate.com/past
50% OFF SALE ENDS THIS WEEK What better way to start your Summer than with yummy yarn, notions and more at 50% off?!?!?! Use code SUMMER50 and you'll get 50% off everything at Knitcrate.com/sale HERE by May 27, 2016 while supplies last...first come first served (very limited quantities on these items so act fast!).

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