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Pattern Inspiration: Ringleader

Raising hands high into the air, the Ringmistress draws everyone’s attention to the center ring as the majestic elephant parade begins! Hannah Thiessen’s Ringleader hand warmers capture our attention. How can you resist these faux cables, from the very first opening CO stitch to the final BO? 

This month’s KCM color way Pachyderm is a delicious navy blue. The depth of color teamed with the cables...

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Pattern Inspiration: Vargas

They rise from the ground overnight, magnificent colors decorating the horizon and beckoning all to come inside and experience the excitement, mystery, and magic of the circus. Renate Kamm has taken the bright colors of this month’s Sock Crate Membership in the Energize Me color “Grandstand”and raised a delightful, fun and exciting pattern we all will enjoy knitting. The top of the cuffs’...

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July 2019 Membership Crate Reveal

Ladies and Gentlemen, children of all ages, we’d like to welcome you to step right up and visit a beautiful, vintage-inspired Circus for this month’s KnitCrate themes. It’s finally July and we’re excited to share the glitz, glamour and glitter of this month’s theme, Circus Circus.

This theme is special since it was developed in coordination with KnitCrate member AwkwardKatalyst, who won our So...

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Pattern Inspiration: Alma Shawl

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Our memories are universal, the story of the first time we experienced the comfort, warmth and love of a shawl. Darya has created a truly memorable shawl with “Alma Shawl”. Based on a scalene triangle, making it large enough to easily wrapping around your shoulders and then some. The delicate lace sits atop each solid area like the crest of a wave as the tide gently rolls in to shore. Choose your...

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Pattern Inspiration: Whimsical Socks

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Why do we knit our own socks? This is a question all of us are asked by those who don’t knit at least once. This months sock pattern from Kay Litton answers that question. Because they are FUN! This whimsical trailing cable pattern catches the eye and teases us with each stitch to keep going, like sprinkles on ice cream and playing with puppies at the same time: sheer delight.

This pattern mixed...

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Pattern Inspiration: Rows of Lavender

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Oh sweet lavender, caress my soul, and mind. Let me plant rows of lavender, stitch by stitch until I can wrap myself in your intoxicating fragrance! 

Who hasn’t stopped by the side of the road to take in the beauty of a field of lavender in full bloom? “Rows of Lavender” by Susan Lowman lifts our spirits as we plant our knitting fabric ‘garden’ with delicate cables that reach towards the sun....

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June 2019 Membership Crate Reveal

It’s June already, and we have a great crate planned to send you! This month’s theme is Calico and is inspired by soft florals, tiny posies, clover and patchwork quilts (with a KnitCrate twist, of course!)

We’ve designed a brand new yarn for you to try in this crate, Aloftis a 48% Merino Wool, 32% Organic Pima Cotton, and 20% Baby Alpaca blend that is chainette-plied, meaning that each strand is...

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Inspiration: Stratified Socks

“Happiness is held in the seed and expressed in the flower it produces.” What a lovely image to describe Kristy’s pattern. The stitches in this pattern remind us of soil, seeds and flowers. Each stitch is placed carefully within the pattern, stitch-by-stitch as if seeking the sun to ultimately bloom into these beautiful socks. The yarn provides the “soil” for her stitches. As every gardener knows,...

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May Bonus: Jounce

There is nothing like the fresh scent of citrus to wake up the senses and put a spring in your step! Sunshine that you can wear, creating a halo of softness and warmth around your neck, how fantastic!

This cowl’s brioche stitches result in a yummy fabric that has a thermal, waffle-like texture. The cashmere content of the yarn, and the movement of the yarn back and forth provide pure knitting...

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Inspiration: Leaf Dance

From designer Chlo Fourtune-Ravard (Tisserin Coquet):

March winds and April showers bring May flowers. With March comes the end of winter and the beginning of the blooming season, with flowers, leaves, bees and bright colors all over the countryside once again. Autumn and its beautiful colors are a promise of snowy and cold months ahead, and an invitation to wander around, enjoying the last few...

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