It may be September but we’re already planning for the Halloween season here at KnitCrate! Let’s dive into this month’s crates.
Meet the yarns and our themes in this month’s full crate reveal on YouTube.
Knit & Crochet Club + Sock Club Theme
Out of the approaching autumn mist comes our Night of the Living Yarn theme that is a touch spooky yet full of creepy-cuteness. Calling to mind wispy spiderwebs, glowing goblins, hazy ghosts and ghouls along with Halloween treats, our imaginations ignite as projects bubble from our needles and hooks.
KnitCrate Knit & Crochet Club
This month features the scarily soft Vidalana Dusk, a DK weight blend of 60% Huacaya Alpaca and 40% Suri Alpaca. The hair of the Suri alpaca is beautifully soft, lending a gorgeous drape to your project while the Huacaya alpaca gives it a gentle halo. Each 100g skein comes with 231 yards (211m) of yarn in one of three colors, and your KnitCrate membership includes two matching skeins.
Midnight: The greyish-blue hue of Midnight will have you howling at the moon along with any werewolves who are after a nice snuggly scarf.
Sanguine: This eye-catching shade of dark red Sanguine is fancy enough to serve as the lining for Count Dracula’s cloak…and how cozy it will be!
Braaaains!: Zombies aren’t the only ones after this deliciously bright green skein of yarn.
Please Note: In an effort to work with our partner mill to move up production for future months, some of our originally planned colorways are not being produced. You may see pattern samples made in some of these not-produced colorways.
Knit & Crochet Club Patterns
You’ll turn heads with the stunning cablework of the Aran Skull Hat by Dayana Knits, worked over a reverse stockinette background to make the texture pop. Dense yet soft stitches surround the skull to keep your own noggin warm so you can be fashionable and cozy at the same time. What better way to dress up for the spooky season than with this intricate, spooky, and fun design?
KNIT Pattern Details
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm). US 3 (3.25 mm) set of 4 dpns OR US 3 (3.25 mm) circular needle, 40” (100 cm) for magic loop.
Yarn Needed: 132 (143) yds (121 (131) m) used / 1 skein needed for all sizes
Notions: Cable needles (2), stitch markers (3), tapestry needle
Sizes: A/B (C/D)
To Fit Head Circumference: 18-20 (22-24)” / 46-51 (56-61) cm.
Hat is very stretchy.Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 17 (19)“ / 43 (48) cm
Height: 9” (23 cm) Tall
Keep your neck warm amidst the changing temperatures with Appendage by Natalie Thomas / Detroit Knots Designs. A solid stitch pattern makes up the body of this scarf while spidery shells adorn the edges, perfectly showcasing the texture of this month’s yarn. You’ll love stitching up this project that’s wearable for whatever season you’re currently experiencing, whether spring or autumn.
CROCHET Pattern Details
US G+/7 (4.5 mm)
443 yds (405 m) used / 2 skeins
8" x 63" (20 cm x 160 cm)
Poltergeist (not available)
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Sock Knit & Crochet Club
This month’s feature brings us the squishy spookiness of Vidalana Delight Sock. But there’s nothing scary about the lucious blend of 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon yarn that will be a treat, not a trick, for your toes. Each 100g skein of fingering weight yarn comes with 402 yards (367m) of yarn, and your crate will include one skein, perfect for your next sock project.
Trick or Treat: This beautiful mix of light and dark purples is reminiscent of the night sky when the little goblins – or trick-or-treaters – come out to play.
Walking Dead: This electric green with darker shades of leaf green is sure to call to mind visions of Frankenstein’s monster. Maybe all he needs is a pair of handmade socks to solve his existential crisis!
Tombstone: Anyone up for an evening cemetery stroll? This tonal green-gray shade will help you blend right in.
Sock Knit & Crochet Club Patterns
Knit Sock Pattern
The Itsy Bitsy socks from All Knit Up Designs keeps your feet cozy and creepy-cute at the same time. Spiders dance their way up and down these top-down socks, which utilize the tuck stitch and bobble stitch to create this eye-catching texture. Itsy Bitsy features two alternating columns of spiders on the front of the sock and a single spider with a trailing thread on the back and is sure to captivate you from the cast-on to the moment you weave in the final end.
KNIT Sock Pattern Details
US 1.5 (2.5 mm) DPN or circular needle for magic loop
236 (284, 337) yds (216 (260, 308) m) used / 1 skein needed for all sizes
Stitch Markers (2), Tapestry Needle
1 (2, 3)
To Fit Foot Circumference:
8-9 (9-10, 10-11)“ / 20-23 (23-25, 25-28) cm
Finished Foot Circumference:
7 (7.5, 8)” / 18 (19, 20) cm around foot of the sock
Colorway: Walking Dead
Crochet Sock Pattern
Delicate lace decorates the front of the Calliope Cluster Socks by Claire Golden / Once Upon a Yarn, reminiscent of the ethereal beauty of spiderwebs. A solid double crochet pattern provides a cushioned sole while double crochet clusters add interest to the top. Worked from the toe-up with an afterthought heel and easily customizable to fit any foot size, these socks are perfect for ambitious beginners and seasoned sock makers alike.
CROCHET Sock Pattern Details
US Size D/3 (3.25 mm) and E/4 (3.5 mm)
Tapestry needle, stitch markers (2)
A (B, C, D, E)
To fit foot circumference:
7 (8, 9, 10, 11)” / 18 (20, 23, 25, 28) cm. Foot and Calf length are adjustable.
6 (7, 8, 9)” / 15 (18, 20, 23) cm. Foot length and leg height are adjustable.
Trick or Treat