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By Rob Colon on 2020-07-01

Summer is here! To kick off our summer celebration, we’ve teamed up with Michele Costa of Stitch & Hustle! Michele is both a knit and crochet designer as well as a blogger and instructor who loves to bring yarn inspiration to everyone she meets. She is also the host and organizer of the nationwide fiber-filled fun retreat series, Stitch Up! Through her events that bring our knitters and crocheters together and the countless free patterns on her blog, Michele is a light in our fiber community. And, she not only helped us design each color way featured for July but also designed both Membership Crate patterns perfect for the experienced and beginning crafter alike.

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This month’s theme is Color Splash - Red hot poppy, bubblegum pink, dark magenta, silver, and teal find a home in this fun exciting palette. 

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Now let’s meet this month’s yarn! Click below to watch the full reveal on Youtube.



KnitCrate Membership

This month’s featured Membership yarn is our URU.YARN Cotton Basic, a 100% Unmercerized Organic Pima Cotton. This yarn is a DK weight and each hank is 275 yards in length at 100g. The cotton is spun and plied in a 3 ply construction resulting in a very sturdy and breathable fabric that is perfect for accessories and garments.

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Energize Me: Hustle

This colorway is inspired by one of Michele’s favorite colors. With a mélange tonal effect, this colorway perfectly represents all of Michele’s favorite shades of pink!

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Chill Out: Stardust

A deep and tonal navy that reminds us of the dark night sky.

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All Natural: Pavement

This multi tone gray is a nod to the busy streets and sidewalks that make up Michele’s favorite cities.

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Membership Patterns

This month’s featured knit pattern is the Sanctuary Knit Shawl by Michele Costa. Simple stitches with lacey sections combine in this shawl with a touch of fringe on the edge.

KNIT Pattern Details

Needles: US 8 (5 mm) straight or circular needles, 24” (60 cm) or longer

Yarn Needed: 550 yds (502 m) used / 2 skeins of URU.YARN Cotton Basic needed

Notions: Tapestry needle (to weave in ends), tape measure

Finished Size: 44” wide x 31” deep (112 cm wide x 79 cm deep)

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For crochet, Michele Costa also designed the Sanctuary Crochet Shawl, where the rhythm of basic stitches bring peace and calming during this time when we need it most.

CROCHET Pattern Details

Hook: US 7 (4.5 mm)

Yarn Needed: 550 yds (504 m) used / 2 skeins of URU.Yarn Cotton Basic needed

Notions: Tapestry needle (to weave in ends), tape measure

Finished Size: 66” x 33” (168 cm x 84 cm) with a 33” (84 cm) spine top to bottom

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Bonus Tunisian Crochet Pattern

Tunisian crochet two months in a row?! Yes please! Stephanie Erin of By Stephanie Erin Designs created the Summer Lines Shawlette. Perfect for pairing with both your summer dresses and tees, this Tunisian crochet project will fly off your hook and around your shoulders in no time.

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Sock Crate Membership

Our featured Sock Crate Membership yarn this month is our Knitologie Sparkling Sock, a fingering weight sock yarn with a blend of ​70% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, and 10% Stellina for the gentlest bit of sparkle. Each crate will contain one, 100g skein at 399 yards.

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Energize me: Pinch

With bits of fuchsia throughout, this speckled skein will make the sweetest of socks!

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Chill Out: Turquoise

Like the most relaxing pool, this colorway is splashed with bits of turquoise and sparkles.

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All Natural: Silt

Like heavy clouds on a rainy day, this colorway is sprinkled with light and dark shades of gray.

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Sock Crate Membership Patterns

This month’s featured knit sock pattern is the Sparkle Pop Socks by Megan Williams (Just Run Knit Designs). Diamonds truly sparkle and pop in this knit design. Instructions are both written and charted.

KNIT Pattern Details

Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) circular knitting needles with cord length desired for magic loop

Yarn Needed: 264 (295, 332, 360) yds (241 (270, 304, 329) m) used / 1 skein of Knitologie Sparkling Sock needed for all sizes

Notions: tapestry needle (for weaving in ends), stitch markers (4)

Finished Size: To fit foot circumference of 8 (9, 10, 11)” / 20.5 (23, 25.5, 28) cm

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Liz Salazar of MommyLovesYarn.com brings us another fabulous crocheted sock pattern with the Cherry-Stem Socks. Charming lace is the perfect compliment to Knitologie Sparkling Sock and will have you kicking up your heels.

KNIT Sock Pattern Details

Hook: US C/2 (2.5 mm) crochet hook

Yarn Needed: 200 (250, 325, 350, 375) yds (183 (229, 297, 320, 343) m) used / 1 skein of Knitologie Sparkling Sock needed for all sizes

Notions: Stitch markers (2 in same color and 1 in alternate color), tapestry needle

Finished Size: To fit foot/ankle circumference 7 (8, 9, 10, 11)” / 18 (20, 23, 25, 28) cm

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Want to join Sock Crate Membership? You can do it here!


Mrs. Crosby Travels Partner Crate, 

Quarterly Membership

While COVID-19 has limited Mrs. Crosby’s travel options, it has not slowed her down! This quarter, Mrs. Crosby set off on a road trip from Kentucky to Miami to visit her friends at KnitCrate. While there, her Miami evenings were spent in the warm glow of moonlight followed by days spent relaxing on a private beach soaking in the sun and stitching away on her latest project.  She returned home with her bags packed and inspiration in store for us with this quarter’s yarn, perfect for stitching away by the sand.  

This month, we are featuring Mrs. Crosby’s Descansa on Tasi- a soft and squishy 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon blend.

Your Mrs. Crosby Travels Crate will include 3 skeins at 400 yards/ 100g each.

For our Mrs. Crosby partner crate, is the knit pattern a shawl? A wrap? A scarf? It’s a bit of all three! Renate Kamm’s Maaret design is an extra-long shawl with a unique shape and is accented with bobbles and tassels.

KNIT Pattern Details

Hook: US 4 (3.5 mm) straight needles

Yarn Needed: 1120 yds (1024 m) used / 3 skeins of Mrs. Crosby Descansa needed

Notions: stitch marker (1), tapestry needle, 3” (7.5 cm) wide cardboard to make the tassels.

Finished Size: Length from side to side 86” (218.5 cm) x width at center back 25” (63.5 cm)

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Also featured in our Mrs. Crosby partner crate is rounded crochet shawl from designer Rohn Strong. The Third Loop Shawl utilizes short rows to create its long semi-circle shape with texture provided by third loop stitches. With the yarn held double, this project works up quickly and is perfect for your next road trip.

CROCHET Pattern Details

Hook: US K/10.5 (6.5mm) crochet hook

Yarn Needed: 1000 yds (914 m) used / 22.5 skeins of Mrs. Crosby Descansa needed

Notions: Tapestry Needle, Scissors

Finished Size: Wingspan x Depth / 70” x 15” (178 cm x 38 cm)

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Want to join Mrs.Crosby Travels Partner Crate? You can do it here!