Our theme for April is a call to spring- Luminous. Celebrating the glowing moment of the first warm day, a golden tone that permeates the evening and makes the shadows seem cooler.
This month we were inspired by true stitch mastery! The one and only Dayana Knits has joined us to bring a stunning combination of yarn and garment designs! Dayana is a true stitch master and always has the best tips and tricks to make any project possible! This month we are featuring her very own knit and crochet garment patterns- perfect to wear day to night as we transition into Spring! You can find her on facebook and instagram @dayanaknits for the latest on her (free!) patterns and all things stitches!
Knit Crate Membership
Our featured membership yarn is our very own URU.Yarn Sugared Sport with a 70% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, and 10% Stellina Base, each sparkly sport weight hank rings in 300 yards per 100g at a 4ply construction. Each crate will include 2 skeins of the same colorway.
Energize Me: Ruby
A true berry solid reminiscent of the fresh fruits of the new season. This tone lets the stellina take center stage!
Chill Out: Lapis
Sparkles shine through this classic violet shade reminding us of twinkling precious stones.
All Natural: Diamond
A neutral lover’s best friend- this light camel tone + stellina make for a unique addition to your stash!
Both Membership patterns are designed by Dayana Krawchuck of Dayana Knits.
The featured knit pattern is the Mic Drop Top - a simply constructed shell with multiple exciting stitch combinations throughout! With modification options available, Dayana made this pattern for all knitters, regardless of their skill level!
Dayana’s featured crochet pattern is the Net Result Top - a tunic top to layer from day to night. This boxy sleeveless top maximizes how far a skein can go by using chain stitches to add width, lightness, and a lacy feel.
Sock Crate Membership
We’re in marl mode with this month’s feature! Our Vidalana Heathered Sock is a two-toned marled base resulting in such a fun visual effect! This fingering weight base is a very farm-forward blend of 40% Merino Wool, 40% Peruvian Highland Wool, and 20% Nylon at 436 yards/ 100g.
Energize Me: Honeybee
A truly energizing combination of natural undyed + yellow creates this vibrating colorway, reminiscent of busy bees in the spring.
Chill Out: Wisteria
This soft violet chills out the usual effect of a marl, creating a whispering look with just the right amount of contrast.
All Natural: Toffee
This true red dances with its natural counterpart creating a stunning and balanced colorway essential for anyone’s stash!
The sock patterns this moth come to us from Drew Ariana and Louise Bélair.
Our featured knit pattern is by Drew Ariana of mrknitwear. In designing the Crisscrossed Socks, Drew was inspired by the marl effect of the heathered yarn and created a cuff down ribbed sock with a twist- featuring intertwining cables and slip stitches.
The crochet pattern, Hearth Socks by Louise Bélair of DeChertsey feature simple and smooth sailing crochet stitches. Louise herself says, “These socks are an anchor, a reminder that we are humans all together on this beautiful planet.”.
Mrs.Crosby Travels Partner Crate
This month Mrs.Crosby had a trip to Spain all planned out but because of the global health concerns at the moment, it is best for Mrs.Crosby and for everyone to stay home. But don’t worry, we can keep busy with this month’s extra squishy crate!
We’re featuring Mrs.Crosby’s Dos Cabras DK, a blend of the utmost luxurious fibers - 85% Cashmere, 15% Mohair
Your Mrs.Crosby Travels Crate will include 3 skeins of 140 yards each / 50g.
This month we partnered with Carolina Damonte of Knitting Sheep, a fantastic Spanish designer to round out the Spain themed crate for the month. Being a pro at knitting and crochet, Carolina has brought two gorgeous patterns to highlight the softness of this fiber.
The knit pattern, Gaudí Cowl by Carolina Damonte was inspired by the Spanish architect, Antoni Gaudí, whose interest focused heavily on curved shapes. Carolina translated her inspiration into a top down cowl, finishing with a variation of a feather and fan motif, nodding to Antoni and his interest in curved architecture.
For her crochet pattern, Gala Turban, Carolina Damonte, takes a classic, vintage style approach to create a truly fun headpiece. With a very simple fabric construction, the headpiece takes form upon its very smart assembly. Topped with an oversized bow, this pattern can add a statement to any outfit!