Any fairy tale can come true with the right yarn!!
We’re drifting off with this month’s theme, Once upon a yarn—a candy-coated world where deadlines don’t exist and there’s always more time to cast on for something new.
This year, each of our crates has been made in collaboration with some of your favorite Knit and Crochet influencers!
For February we partnered up with one of our favorite influencers, Glenda, of Creative Grandma.
Glenda launched Creative grandma in 2018 with her daughter. The brand’s goal has always been to connect members of the crochet community through endless inspiration, ideas, and the love of making. The designs and projects that Glenda has created as a professional crochet designer for over 40 years have been long loved by both beginners and experienced crocheters alike.
When planning this month’s Membership offerings, Glenda asked us for something special—something with speckles and a little shine. Together we created some dreamy crates for you all to enjoy, click the video below to watch the full reveal or scroll to check out what’s coming to your stash this month!
KnitCrate Membership Crates:
Audine Wools Shine Sport
This new base is a Sport weight with 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Tencel (350 yd / 320 m, 100 g), $26 USD each. You’ll receive two of the same color in your crate. (pictured from left to right)
Chill Out: Sky
Airy and light, this colorway features cobalt, purple, and sky blue on a natural cream background.
All Natural: Sprout
Like seedlings through snow, this yarn features sage, khaki and brown on a snowy cream base.
Energize Me: Flirt
We’re in love with this cream-based yarn with speckles in orchid, pink and orange.
The Knitting pattern is the Sand Dunes Hat & Handwarmers by Pipa Yarns & Knits. It is pictured here in our All Natural color vibe Sprout. The stretchy texture is created using a cable needle, but there are no stitches crossed. Thanks to the stretchiness of the pattern, the hat and hand warmers will fit a wide range of sizes.
The crochet pattern for this month is the Nora Toque & Fingerless Gloves by Carolyn Carleton. She wanted to create a pattern that would add dimension by including a beautifully textured piece. The alpine stitch is fun and, combined with the linen stitch, accent each other very well. Here we have it in our Chill Out color vibe, Sky.
We also have a very special bonus pattern this month designed by Glenda of Creative Grandma. She loved this yarn so much she created a beautiful crochet scarf in our Energize Me color vibe Flirt. The Dreamscape scarf is an excellent scarf with simple elegance for both men and women. This design uses beautifully textured stitches for a unique style. And don’t get us started on that fun fringe!
Sock Membership Crates:
Audine Wools’ Luxury Sock
With 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, (400 yd / 365 m, 100 g), this base makes a comeback in one of our softest Sock Crates this year, $28 USD each. You’ll receive a single color of one of these beautifully dyed skeins in your crate. (From left to right)
Chill Out: Dew
The softest, whispering green, a promise of winter thaw.
All Natural: Peat
An earthy brown that reminds us that spring is ahead!
Energize Me: Peony
A bright, rosy pink, like cheeks in chilly weather.
The Knit pattern for this month was created by Vanessa Ewing with the Cloudchaser Socks shown here in Peat, our All Natural color vibe. Fluffy clouds of lace puff in-between structured arches of twisted stitches. A billowy textural assortment of delightful stitches will keep your toes cozy into the spring!
For the Crochet pattern, we have the Melon Sorbet Socks by Liz Salazar. They are shown here in the Chill Out color vibe, Dew. The perfect combination of puff and post stitches are intermingled with sturdy single crochet to create these soft and fluffy socks that are both beautiful and functional.
Malabrigo Partner Crate:
Who can resist the buttery softness of Malabrigo’s original yarn, Merino Worsted? This 100% Merino Wool comes from South America ready to be made into the most decadent accessories. With 210 yds / 192 m per 100 g skein, we’ve stuffed three into your crate so you‘ll have hours of Malabrigo enjoyment ahead. This month’s colorway is dreamy and soft, inspired by our mood board, and is called Rosalinda.
First up we have the Chimera Scarf by our very own Joanna Rankin! Is it a scarfed hat, or a behatted scarf? Any way you look at it, this combo is soft, warm, and dreamily cozy—perfect for the coldest of days that winter might throw your way.
For the Crochet pattern, we have the Perihelion Shawl by Karen Whooly Designs. This shawl is a one-weekend project! Using worsted weight yarn and a simple-to-learn pattern repeat, this shawl will be a go-to pattern for gifts and yourself. Pair it with jeans for a day of shopping or glam it up to keep those shoulders warm on a chilly night on the town. You will want to make this one over and over again!
This month is extra special and features an extra bonus crochet pattern with the Butterfly Shell Infinity Scarf by Claire Golden. This infinity scarf is long enough to wrap twice around
your neck, and wide enough to keep you cozy in the cold.
The stitch pattern features a column of eyelets and a
column of shells with a shell edging that completes it.
The sections of the double crochet allow the color
of the yarn to shine.
Starting this month, we will be keeping all of our extras a surprise! The surprise element of our crates was always our favorite part. Now that we show a sneak peek of the color vibes to give you the opportunity to choose your favorite, we lost that fun for a bit but wanted to bring a part of it back! Once you receive your crate, you’ll be able to enjoy your extra and you can see what others received on our Social Media outlets once the crates start to ship before the middle of the month.
Let’s chat in the comments! Let us know which crate you’ll be receiving and which project you’re most excited to start up. We hope you love our crates this month as much as we do! <3