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Inspiration: Leaf Dance

From designer Chloé 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 it’s beautiful colors are a promise of snowy and cold months ahead, and an invitation to wander around, enjoying the last...

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Inspiration: Penelope Set

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From designer Lilia Vanini: 

This month my creation is a unique scarf using texture, dots and cables! I created a composition with all these elements and came out with this design. I love the idea of the movement I got with the dancing cables–they give an air of happiness and freshness to this scarf. As with all of my designs, this pattern is for all knitting levels. A beginner can follow it and...

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Inspiration: Birdseed

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From designer Hannah Thiessen: 

I’m all for breaking up a busy variegated colorway, and this month’s Titmouse colorway has the potential to be busy, so I tackled it with double slipped seed stitch. The end result reminds me of brightly colored birdseed scattered around my birdfeeder, which is fitting, since the colorway’s namesake, the Crested Titmouse, is a frequent and delightful visitor! 

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This...

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Artisan Pop-Up: Done Roving

But wait, there’s more! This month’s Artisan Pop-Up has not one, but TWO awesome dyers involved. Done Roving joins us with eight stunning colorways of Frolicking Feet, their 100% Domestic Superwash Merino yarn that is raised, sheared, spun and dyed right here in the USA.

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Gorgeous, right? Choose one, two, or more skeins and combine them into any project that cries for a fantastic fingering weight....

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Artisan Pop-Up: Tactile Dactyl

This month’s first Artisan pop-up shop features yarn from Tactile Dactyl, one of our favorite companies to work with! You might remember their first feature with us, and we’ve brought them back for our first-ever pop-up shop, with two exclusive colorways dyed on delicious Merino Silk sport weight (325 yards, 85% 19.5 Micron Merino, 15% Cultivated Silk).

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Which will you choose? The golden yellows,...

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March Artisan Pop-Up is Live!

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This month we’re introducing a brand new element to the Knitcrate shop, the Artisan Pop-Up shops, which go live today! These pop-up shops are designed to showcase dyers and companies we love, and the patterns are included for free with your regular subscription to Membership or Sock Membership (see the download code on your Table of Contents booklet to get these patterns!)

Active members get 25%...

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July 2018 Membership Crate Knitting Tips & Tricks

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There’s got to be some of you out there like me, trying like mad to catch up on your KnitCrate FOs (finished objects)! We’ve been getting some big-time yardage lately, but it takes time to finish projects made with fingering weight yarns, right? This month we get a breather with a quick knit in squishy soft Knitologie Bouncy Worsted. “Bouncy” is an accurate adjective here, because this superwash...

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Lightweight Knitted Hats

Searching through endless seas of woolen beanies on Ravelry can become unsatisfyingly redundant… especially if you’re looking to mix up your style! Adding a knitted hat can take your outfit from boring to boho or from comfy to loungewear-chic when paired properly. Each of these hats are beginner-friendly and are lightweight enough to wear all year long.

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Far Hills Hat, by Jared Flood

The Far...

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Free Knitting Patterns: Blankets

Call me crazy, but I see a perfect opportunity in blanket knitting through the spring and summer months. When Fall rolls around and you’re suddenly hit with the crisp, cool nights, the fruits of your labor are there to bring warmth. I’ve rounded up six free, modern patchwork-esque patterns for your knitting pleasure. Short rows, stripes, intarsia, marls, chevrons and more will keep you busy this...

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Breathtaking Blankets

Blanket knitting is not for the faint of heart. It requires an intense commitment; financial investment, time, and careful attention. The patterns I have highlighted today embody just that. Intentional yarn choices are key: finding fibers that will last a lifetime and beyond. Cables, lace, and twisted stitches abound; you won’t get bored knitting these special pieces. 

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Hourglass Throw, by Anne...

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