The colorful plumage of birds always inspires and captivates our attention. Malabrigo Yarns colorway Maricabo (custom dyed for us on their luxurious Silkpaca base) does more than catch our visual attention; it also delights our hands with the combination of alpaca and silk in a delicate lace weight. What a perfect yarn for Stephanie Voyer’s ‘Pretty Leaves Cowl’ pattern!
The rich, iridescent colors...Continue reading
Soon Autumn will be upon us, and we will be looking for that little something to take the chill off as we head out the door. This month’s knit pattern, the Eklutna Lakeside shawl can be casual or flirty; Mary Dickerson’s creative design has our feathers in a flutter with smooth and textured stitches, touched with a bit of whimsy in those bobbles! The All Natural colorway Bohemian Waxwingworks...Continue reading
Kim Drigg’s pattern inspiration comes from the ‘V’ shaped feathers of her cockatiel, Merle. Plumage takes flight immediately, carrying us along for the ride with each stitch, while new sock base Knitologie Incline Sock (75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon) shines in this month’s Chill Out colorway, Pygmy Tyrant. The stitches used create the illusion of feathers, and are cleverly paired with an Eye...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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’...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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....Continue reading