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Pattern Inspiration: Masquerade

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Feathers have been used in clothing design for decades: from the Victorian rush on hats that inspired the Audubon Society’s formation, to the beautiful and intricate ceremonial work of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas. Whether used for costume, ceremony, or everyday wear, humans have always been drawn to the beauty of bird’s plumage. 

‘Masquerade’ by Katya Novikova requires no actual...

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Pattern Inspiration: Birds of a Feather

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“Get ready to slip your toes into these cozy socks! With crochet post stitches reminiscent of bird wings, you will be soaring and feeling free in no time”, says our Sock Crate crochet designer this month, Abbey Swanson. We couldn’t agree more! Paired with the electric Energize Me colorway this month, Rufous Backed Kingfisher, this pattern flutters with each swoop of the hook. The fast pace of...

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Pattern Inspiration: Alpine Legwarmers

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The perfect pattern for all crochet skill levels, Ashlea Konecny’s ‘Alpine Legwarmers’ use every inch of this month’s delightful Knitologie Worsted yarn. Showcased here in the Chill Out selection this month, Kestrel, we love how the post stitches show off the squishiness of this delightful 100% Superwash Merino wool. Your legs will be warm and well-dressed for Fall in these cozy legwarmers. Grab...

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Pattern Inspiration: After Show Slippers

After a day of excitement at the circus slip your feet into these crochet gems. Demetra Bogri brings us a comfortable, eye-catching design with these slippers.

What a perfect pairing with the color way Starlight, 399 yards of fingering weight with a touch of sparkle. This variegated navy, white and indigo yarn is dyed on our Knitologie Sparkling Sock. Appreciate how the pattern’s design hugs our...

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Pattern Inspiration: Risley Cowl

Light Up, this month’s “Energize Me” color, certainly lives up to its name! Katie Clary’s Risley cowl is the perfect pattern to start this month’s show.

Like the traditional red of the circus Ringmaster’s coat, this cowl will draw everyone’s attention when you enter the room. This fun crochet pattern provides both visual and stitch interest that will capture your attention from beginning to end....

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Pattern Inspiration: Golden Afternoon

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All in the golden afternoon, full leisurely we glide”–lines from Lewis Carroll’s poem in the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Susan takes us by surprise with this inventive, reversible stitch pattern. Both sides showcase this stitch invented by Susan. And thus, down the “rabbit hole” we go, falling in love with the changes of pattern and the softness and colors of this months yarn,...

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Projects We Love

We could spend HOURS going through gorgeous new patterns on Ravelry–and the good news is that we have, so you dont have to! Check out these new releases in Knitting and Crochet and dream up your next project.

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Color Riot, by All Knit Up

Looking for something to do with some mini skeins or leftover bits and pieces? We love a good scrappy project, and this new shawl that comes out mid-month is perfect!

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Projects We Love

We could spend HOURS going through gorgeous new patterns on Ravelry–and the good news is that we have, so you don’t have to! Check out these new releases in Knitting and Crochet and dream up your next project.

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Color Riot, by All Knit Up

Looking for something to do with some mini skeins or leftover bits and pieces? We love a good scrappy project, and this new shawl that comes out mid-month is...

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Inspiration: Honeycomb

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From Designer Bonnie Barker (Bonnie Bay Crochet):

Once I discovered finer, sock-weight yarns, Ive enjoyed crocheting accent scarves. This asymmetrical scarf features my technique of making the Large Honeycomb Cable along the edge, trimmed using post ribbing. By using this lovely, lighter weight yarn, the crocheted cable takes on a beautifully elegant appearance. I rarely leave the house in the Fall...

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Inspiration: Honeycomb

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From Designer Bonnie Barker (Bonnie Bay Crochet): 

Once I discovered finer, sock-weight yarns, I’ve enjoyed crocheting accent scarves. This asymmetrical scarf features my technique of making the Large Honeycomb Cable along the edge, trimmed using post ribbing. By using this lovely, lighter weight yarn, the crocheted cable takes on a beautifully elegant appearance. I rarely leave the house in the...

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