July is here! Let’s check out our featured yarns for this month!
Meet the yarns and our themes in this month’s full crate reveal on YouTube.
Knit & Crochet Club Theme
It’s electric! This theme is all about bold colors, geometric shapes, and daring color combinations that will take your projects to the next level. Get in touch with your bright side with a pop of color in your crafts. Perfect for anything from a night out on the town to a cozy weekend at home, this month’s yarn will bring that wow factor. So set aside your weekend for some amazing crafting!
KnitCrate Knit & Crochet Club
Turn on the spotlights and disco balls for this month’s featured yarn, Uru.Yarn Electric! This 2-ply worsted weight yarn lives up to its name with two equally striking colorways, one bright pink and the other neon blue, sure to make your projects pop. Uru.Yarn Electric is a luxurious mix of 40% Alpaca, 30% Wool, and 30% Suri Alpaca, for cozy warmth and beautiful drape. With 150 yds (137 m) of this snazzy yarn in each skein, not a single stitch will be boring.
KnitCrate Knit & Crochet Club July 2021 Colorways
Members will receive 2 matching skeins in one of these 2 colorways.
Rave: Bring the party home to your yarn stash with the striking neon blue of Rave. The bold mix of blue plied with dark grey will shine in your next project that is sure to be anything but boring.
Wired: Hot pink and dark grey twine together to form the stripes of “Wired” with an eye-catching pop of contrast. You’ll want to keep crafting all night!
Knit & Crochet Club Patterns
Meredith Trzebiatowski (Sweet Pea & Sparrow) brings us the Weekend Vibes Cowl with luxuriously squishy cables and an oversized, slouchy vibe. The stitch pattern highlights the twisted plies of the yarn and creates an eye-catching fabric, perfect to pair with any outfit for peak coziness.
KNIT Pattern Details
Needles: US 6 (4mm) circular needle to accommodate a 32” (81 cm) circumference cowl
Yarn Needed: 284 yds (260 m) used / 2 skeins needed
Finished Size: 16.5” (41.25 cm) wide x 12” (30 cm) tall
The Weekender Slouch Hat by Natalia McHayle / Talia’s Crochet Creations is the perfect fast-paced project for a weekend of fun. This hat is made in one piece from the top down using a classic granny stitch pattern, meaning you can make this while you chat or watch TV with family and friends. The yarn lends the perfect drape to this accessory.
CROCHET Pattern Details
Crochet Hooks: US H/8 (5 mm) and US K/10.5 (6.5 mm), or sizes needed to meet gauge
Yarn Needed: 195 (240) yds (178 (219) m) used / 2 skeins needed for all sizes
Notions: Tapestry needle
Finished Size: 10 (12)” (25 (30)cm) wide x 9 (11)” (23 (28)cm) tall to fit heads 18-20 (22-24)” (46-51 (56-61)cm) circumference
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Sock Knit & Crochet Club + Mrs. Crosby Travels Theme
A yarn store glimmers in the distance. As you get closer, you can make out shades of green, blue, red, and gray – which one will be right for your next project? The good thing about this mirage, though, is that it doesn’t disappear as you get closer. All of the yarn is at your fingertips, ready to be knitted or crocheted into your next creation. As the desert sun slips beneath the horizon, make yourself a cozy scarf or shawl to keep away the cold as the wind blows across the sand. We know you’ll love this month’s yarn and projects that call to mind a beautiful desert mirage.
For our Sock Knit & Crochet Club this month, we are featuring some of your favorite knit and crochet artists from Spain! Special thanks to Clara Mateo who helped us coordinate the designs for this month as well as shared her talented photography with us.
Sock Knit & Crochet Club
Walk across the shifting landscape to admire the desert mirages with this month’s colorful array of options for your Sock Crate. Your toes will stay toasty warm despite the blowing wind with Vidalana Mirage Sock, a mix of 50% Superwash Merino, 35% Bamboo, and 15% Nylon. Each skein of fingering-weight yarn includes 400 yards (366 meters)/100 grams in one of three gorgeous colorways, enough to make an entire cozy pair of socks.
Members will receive 1 skein in one of these 3 colorways.
Amargosa: Take in the beautiful tones of this turquoise that call to mind peaceful, healing waters. This deep shade of teal is sure to bring relaxation.
Helianthus: The deep gold shades of Helianthus are sure to bring you right to the desert to enjoy a day out in the sunshine.
Sandstorm: Imagine the stars shining against the velvety navy color of Sandstorm. This inky blue has lighter patches of blue to add depth to the night sky.
Sock Knit & Crochet Club Patterns
Knit Sock Pattern
The La Platja Socks by Vanessa Pellisa are your new go-to summer accessory, with their wave cuff picot edging that calls to mind an afternoon on the beach. The ribbed structure of these socks lends a classic and romantic look to the design and are worked all in one piece for minimal finishing and maximum style.
KNIT Sock Pattern Details
Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) circular needle with a cable of at least 40” (102 cm) length for magic loop
Yarn Needed: 240 (309, 386) yds (171 (219, 274) m) used / 1 skein needed for all sizes
Notions: stitch markers (2), tapestry needle, and a stitch holder.
To Fit Foot circumference: 7 (8, 9)” / 17.5 (20, 22.5) cm
Finished Foot Circumference: 6.75 (7.75, 8.75)” / 17 (20, 22) cm
Crochet Sock Pattern
Lucía Cabrera Valverde (Knitting the Skyline) was inspired by summers in the north of Spain when designing the Net Summer Socks. You’re sure to feel fresh and fun with these mesh socks that let your feet breathe while still looking fabulous. Made with a mixture of chain spaces and single crochets, these socks work up quickly for a satisfying project.
CROCHET Sock Pattern Details
Crochet Hooks: US 2.5 (3 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn Needed: 240 (280) yds (219 (256) m) used / 1 skein needed for all sizes
Notions: stitch markers (2), tapestry needle.
Finished Ankle/Foot Circumference: 8 (9)“ (20 (23) cm)
To Fit Sizes: 7-10” (10-12”) (18-25 (25-30) cm) foot circumference
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Mrs. Crosby Travels Club, Quarterly Membership
This quarter has the illustrious Mrs. Crosby traveling to Morocco, a country full of beautiful buildings, breathtaking scenery, inspirational art, and rich history. Desert tones seem to make the blues found around cities like Marrakesh and Fez more vibrant than one can imagine. Blues are center stage with the skeins of Steamer Trunk Mrs. Crosby dyed in the colorway Sahra just for us, and we are once again swept away in a crafting escape. Each 100% Superwash Merino, worsted weight skein is 164 yds (150m), and members will receive 3 skeins in this quarterly partner crate.
Mrs.Crosby Travels Club Patterns
Lauren McElroy - Mother of Purl brings us the Dune Legwarmers, whose meandering cables were inspired by the natural curves of sand dunes. This is an excellent project for improving your cable-knitting skills as you create these chunky thigh-high legwarmers, which can be styled in a variety of ways for all seasons.
KNIT Pattern Details
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle, 9” (27 cm) or set of 5 dpns
Yarn Needed: 391 (447, 502, 558, 614) yds (358 (409. 459, 510, 561) m) used / 3 (3, 4, 4, 4) skeins needed
Notions: cable needle (or extra DPN), stitch markers (2), tapestry needle.
To fit Ankle Circumference: 7 (8, 9, 10, 11)” / 18 (20, 23, 25, 28) cm. (Choose a size with 0.5” / 1 cm positive ease.)
The Summer Charm Handbag from Alexandra Halsey/With Alex is a delightful choice of purse for any event, whether it’s a trip to the yarn market or your next night out on the town. Made with the waistcoat stitch, a variation on single crochet that creates a sturdy fabric, this bag has a gorgeous knit texture that doesn’t require any lining. It even features a removable cardboard base for even more structure.
CROCHET Pattern Details
Hook: US J/10 (6 mm)
Yarn Needed: 415 yds (379 m) used / 3 skeins needed
Finished Measurements: 5.5x5.5" (14x14 cm) across, 6.5" (17 cm) tall, not including handle.