Welcome April! The first full month of Spring has us ready to cast on new projects. Let’s talk about what will arrive in your subscriptions this month.
Meet the yarns and our themes in this month’s full crate reveal on YouTube.
Knit & Crochet Club Theme
Bright fields of flowers blooming and waving in the wind welcome spring. This vibrant rebirth injects new life into the season putting a bounce in our step and inspiring this month’s Petal theme.
KnitCrate Knit & Crochet Club
Audine Wools Bloom is a blossoming blend of 80% Alpaca, 10% Silk, and 10% Camel. Petal-soft, this chainette yarn is DK weight but is close to a light Worsted that is drapey on larger needles and hooks and yet creates a denser fabric on smaller needles and hooks. Each 231 yd (211 m) skein has a bit of a halo to it and will fully bloom into your next project.
KnitCrate Knit & Crochet Club April 2021 Colorways
Members will receive 2 matching skeins in one of these 9 colorways.
Pansy: Deep maroon with golden undertones and flecks of purple mirror the unique shade found in a variety of pansies.
Begonia: This earthy red has subtle pink tones that give this shade the most gentle brightness, just as begonias provide in our gardens.
Nasturtium: The orange-red of the Nasturtium lends its name to this shade, which reminds us of the rich colors of spring.
California Poppy: This cheerful and bright orange glows like the bright tangerine tones found in the California Poppy.
Sunflower: This mustardy yellow glows as a fully bloomed sunflower does in the light of the midday sun.
Delphinium: Blues are rare in the floral world, so we’re quite smitten with this deep blue with subtle purple undertones that reminds us of some Delphinium shades.
Blue Agave: The deep teal of the Blue Agave plan is celebrated in this bright green-blue colorway.
Philodendrum: The light yellow-green of the philodendron are shown in this colorway with a similar name and has both yellow and dark green undertones.
Forget-Me-Not: The pale tones of the white Forget-Me-Not lends its name to this natural, sandy-taupe tone with the subtlest of blush undertones.
Knit & Crochet Club Patterns
Take the chill out of evening garden strolls with Foliole by Amy Gunderson. This boomerang shawl has beautiful drape in the lofty chainette yarn with its stockinette body and gorgeous lace edging.
KNIT Pattern Details
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm)
Yarn Needed: 425 (389 m) yds used / 2 skeins needed
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (2+)
Finished Size: 31” wide x 66” long (78.5 cm wide x 167.5 cm long)
The Pretty Petals Bag from Liz Salazar / mommylovesyarn.com is a quick and easy bag that you’ll want to take with you everywhere you go. Cluster stitches create petals in this bag crocheted in the round and finished off with sturdy straps.
CROCHET Pattern Details
Hooks: US H/8 (5 mm)
Yarn Needed: 393 yds (359 m) used / 2 skeins needed
Notions: stitch marker (1), tapestry needle
Finished Size: 13.5” x (34 cm) x 11.5” inches (29 cm), not including straps
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Sock Knit & Crochet Club + Mrs. Crosby Travels Theme
Our heads turn to the skies this month to watch the celestial show as moonlight gives us our theme. Wispy clouds and contrasting hues gather and shift through texture and openwork reminiscent of stars pinpricking the heavens.
Sock Knit & Crochet Club
The softness of moonlight finds its place with our Audine Wools Cloud Sock. This blend of 60% Superwash Merino, 30% Mohair, and 10% Nylon combine in a fingering weight delight for socks with a rustic touch.
Eclipse: A harvest blood moon rises in this shade of magenta that shows the work of the atmosphere when it turns the moon vibrant red hues with shadows of deep purple along the shadows.
Wolf Moon: The dark night sky of January is the back drop for the month’s first full moon in this bright moon blue. Speckled with navy throughout, this blend of light and dark has the feel of a cool winter night sky.
Honeymoon: The sweetness of the honey moon, both for the newly betrothed and all those moon gazing in the month of June, is celebrated in this warm taupe with bits of gold speckled throughout.
Knit & Crochet Sock Club Patterns
Knit Sock Pattern
Inspired by the rays of moonlight that illuminate the night sky, the Bright Side of the Moon Socks by Megan Williams of Just Run Knit Designs have us ready to settle in for an evening of knitting. This toe-up design features a cabled garter pattern that let the speckled flecks in the yarn shine through.
KNIT Sock Pattern Details
Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) circular needles, with cord length desired for magic loop
Yarn Needed: 272 (350, 438, 535) yds (249 (320, 401, 489) m) used / 1 (1, 1.25, 1.5) skeins needed
Notions: tapestry needle (for weaving in ends), stitch markers (4)
To fit foot circumference: 8 (9, 10, 11)” / 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm
Finished sock circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10)” / 18 (20.5, 23, 25.5) cm
Crochet Sock Pattern
The Fireside crochet socks from ACCROchet by Julie Sarah Desjardins have us thinking of late nights by a camp fire under the moonlight. Featuring the Alpine stitch, these rustic socks are full of warmth and cushion and work up quickly with an afterthought heel.
CROCHET Sock Pattern Details
Hooks: US E/4 (3.5 mm)
Yarn Needed: 292 (376, 488, 569, 643) yds (267, 344, 446, 520, 588) m) used / 1 (1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.5) skeins needed
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers (2, in different colors)
Sizes: A (B, C, D, E)
To Fit Foot Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11)’’ / 18 (20, 23, 25, 28) cm
In crochet there is less horizontal give. If your foot is between sizes, choose the larger size. Foot length and sock height are entirely adjustable. Each 2-round repeat adds 0.5’’ (1.5 cm)
Finished Measurements: Circumference: 6.75 (7.5, 8.75, 9.5, 10.25)’’ / 17 (19, 22, 24, 26) cm
Foot length: 7.75 (9, 10, 10.75, 11.25)’’ / 19.5 (23, 25.5, 27.5, 28.5) cm
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Mrs. Crosby Travels Club, Quarterly Membership
This quarter, our favorite globetrotting yarn lover, Mrs. Crosby, returns from her travels in Egypt where she spent a number of days exploring Cairo. While there, her itinerary included early morning pyramid, architectural, and historical tours, afternoon adventures in the markets of Khan El-Khalili, and evenings cruising the Nile where she was able to capture the most beautiful sunsets. She was taken in by the glowing bronze and amber tones of the evening sky as the moon rose to bring darkness upon the city. As always, she’s captured the essence of these evening skies in a colorway just for us.
Mrs. Crosby Hieroglyph is a luscious sport weight, 100% Superwash Merino Wool yarn that is perfect for both accessories and garments. Hand dyed in the exclusive colorway Moonlight Over Cairo, each skein is 328 yds (300m), and you’ll have 3 skeins for your next project.
Mrs.Crosby Travels Club Patterns
The Tocca Cowl by Vanessa Ewing is a light-weight, double loop cowl that embraces the change in seasons. Worked in rows and seamed, it features slipped stitches and faux cabling that border a simple lace motif in the center. And for added fun, there is a bonus matching hat pattern!
KNIT Pattern Details
Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) set of 5 dpns; US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm); US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm)
Cowl: 340 yds (311 m) used / 1.25 skeins needed
Hat: 171 yds (157 m) used / .75 skeins needed
Notions: stitch marker (1), tapestry needle, scissors
Cowl: 7.5” (19 cm) x 52” (132 cm)
Hat: Small (Medium)
Overall fit size: Brim Circumference: 18 (21)” / 46 (53) cm
Widest Circumference: 24 (26.75)” / 61 (68) cm
(Hat is not pictured.)
When visiting an Eqyptian market, you must have a fabulous market bag! The Desert Oasis Market Bag by Cairo Romaguera is a spacious market bag that has a fun twist on the traditional granny square. We think it’s perfect for filling with yarn!
CROCHET Pattern Details
Hook: F/5 (3.75 mm)
Yarn Needed: 984 yds (900 m) used / 3 skeins needed
Bag: 22” (56 cm) wide x 23.5” (60 cm) deep (without strap)
Strap: 9” (23 cm) wide x 18.5” (47 cm) long