We’re pretty sure our members match our excitement when it comes to the Artisan Crate each month–after all, who doesn’t love seeing how different dyers and designers interpret the beautiful themes? October’s Crate features the work of the very talented Yarn Fairy and the Pixies, a brand dedicated to bringing whimsy, magic and fun in to your knitting and crocheting projects. This month, they’ve helped us ship everyone in the club two skeins of ultra-squishy, 100% Super Fine Merino. This 21.5 Micron count Merino (that’s technical speak for SUPER SOFT) is the ultimate in squishable Sport weight, and each skein of Elf Kisses is loaded with 288 yards, so you’re getting 576 yards to play with.
The colorway they designed for us is called Brushed Steel, and is a soft gray with purple undertones that show up beautifully during your knitting process. You’ll be enchanted watching them appear throughout either of this month’s beautifully designed knitting projects from designer Lana Jois.
First up, the Diamond Lace hat is a beginner-friendly introduction to lace:
Then, you have the First Frost cowl, a poncho-lette designed to keep your shoulders snuggly as Fall begins to appear:
Both of these patterns are included in the printed Knitcrate INSPIRATIONS magazine we’re popping in every crate this month, or you can download the digital e-book version by plugging in the link on the table of contents page in the issue.
For your extra this month, we’re adding to your needle collection again–with a size US 7, 60″ circular needle. Ready to try magic loop? Skip the 24″ and double points Lana calls for with the cowl, and give this all-in-one method a try instead.
If you haven’t signed up for this month’s Artisan Crate, now is the time! This squishy goodness won’t last for long. Don’t forget to pop over and see what’s brewing in our Ravelry group this month, either. See you there!