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By Rob Colon on 2020-07-15

Sneak peek time already?! Get ready to see what’s on deck for August!

We are thrilled to have Our Maker Life as our influencer partner for our August crates! The OML community is filled with brilliant knitters, crocheters, yarn dyers, designers, makers of all kinds and more who bring their passion to the world by creating handmade pieces. From blog posts to designs and podcasts to events, OML is an endless source of inspiration!

The theme for August is Vividarium, a collection full of strong, bright, and vibrant color; a dive into exotic blooms and intense shades.

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During our Early Preview, we only show you the yarn that is coming in the next crate, and not the full patterns or extras, so that you can make decisions about changing your color vibe or adding a crate for the new month! If you need help changing your vibe, you can watch the video below for more details or contact us by clicking here.

Remember: The option to swap your color vibe is only open between July 15-28 for these crates.

Let’s dive into these yarns!

KnitCrate Membership

For August, our featured Membership yarn is our Vidalana Linen Jewel: 50% Superwash Merino Wool, 30% Linen, and 20% Silk. This yarn is fingering weight and 400 yards (366m) per 100g skein. Light and elegant, you will treasure this yarn blend!

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Energize Me: Midsummer Rose

This deep magenta shade has us thinking of the saturated colors of flowers in full bloom.

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Chill Out: Oasis

The crispness of this colorway has pale green and blue tones often found as leaves unfold in your favorite foliage.  

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All Natural: Sandstones

This shade has us thinking of the blush hues found on sandstones, especially in the glow of the sun.

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Membership Patterns

During the Early Preview, we will show you close up swatches of the patterns featured in this crate, without revealing the entire piece quite yet. This way you can see how the yarn works up before choosing your Crate!

Featured Knit Pattern is pictured here in the KCM Chill Out colorway, Oasis:

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Featured Crochet pattern is pictured here in the KCM Energize Me colorway, Midsummer Rose:

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Not a member yet? Join today!


Sock Crate Membership

For August, our featured Sock Crate Membership yarn is Knitologie Super Sock, a 75/25 blend of Superwash Merino Wool and Nylon. You’ll have 400 yards (366m) of fingering weight in your 100g skein to create your next pair of socks.

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Energize Me: Succulent

Green succulent petals are the inspiration behind this cheerful colorway with yellow undertones for a little extra glow.

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Chill Out: Gibbous Moon

This periwinkle shade reminds us of how we sometimes get a glimpse of the moon during the day. A little nighttime gray meets the bright blue of the daytime sky to create pure magic.

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All Natural: Tuscan Sun

Feel the toasty rays of a warm Tuscan Sun with this muted mustard yellow with sunflower undertones.

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Sock Crate Membership Patterns

During the Early Preview, we will show you close up swatches of the patterns featured in this crate, without revealing the entire piece quite yet. This way you can see how the yarn works up before choosing your Crate!

Featured Knit Pattern pictured here in the Energize Me Sock colorway, Succulent.

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Featured Crochet pattern is pictured here in the All Natural Sock Colorway, Tuscan Sun.

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Want to join Sock Crate Membership? You can do it here!


Malabrigo Partner Crate, Quarterly Membership

With this quarter’s Malabrigo Partner Crate, we are swooning over the textures of two different yarn bases: Mechita with its single ply fluffiness, and Mora with its smoothness and radiant glow. Both are fingering weight yarns, and, in this crate, you’ll receive a skein of each! Mechita is a 100% Superwash Merino yarn (420 yards (384m) / 100g skein) while Mora is 100% Silk (225 yards (206m) / 50g skein).

Mechita

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Mora

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Malabrigo Partner Crate Patterns

During the Early Preview, we will show you close up swatches of the patterns featured in this crate, without revealing the entire piece quite yet. This way you can see how the yarn works up before choosing your Crate!

Featured Knit pattern

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Featured Crochet pattern

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You can join the Malabrigo waitlist now and be sure you are in line to receive the Malabrigo Partner Crate in August!


Talk to us in the comments, and tell us which crate or colorways you’re most excited for. We hope you love them!! 

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By Rob Colon on 2020-06-01

This month we partnered with Toni Lipsey of TL Yarn Crafts!! Toni is a phenomenal Designer and Educator, specializing in crochet and Tunisian crochet! Toni uses her website and social media platforms to engage with fiber enthusiasts all over the world and shares her tips and tricks for creating versatile and fashion-forward crochet pieces. From blankets, shawls, sweaters, and accessories, Toni has an eye for combining color and shapes to create show-stopping patterns and FO’s, making her blog a constant source of inspiration! 

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This month’s theme is Getaway​- Sensory delight awaits on every horizon: rich spices and strong painted hues mingle with softer clay, stone, and alabaster.

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Now let’s squish the yarn!

KnitCrate Membership

This month’s featured Membership yarn is our Audine Wools Interlock, with  34% Cotton, 35% Linen, 19% Lyocell and 11% Nylon, this base is an absolute dream as we transition into Summer! Each Sport weight hank rings in 351 yards/ 100g.

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Energize Me: Pigment

Like concentrated crushed paint powders, this true orange tone brings a burst of energy to any stash or project!

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Chill Out: Haze

This multi-toned lavender is cast by a light shade of gray throughout- creating a hazy, soft, and easy-to-wear hue.

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All Natural: Beaches

Reminiscent of unwinding in the sand, this colorway embraces the natural beauty of minimally dyed to undyed fibers.

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Membership Patterns

This month’s featured Knit pattern is the Adventure Is Out There tote bag by Katrina Walser of OliphantKat. A lovely linen stitch bottom-based tote bag with a pyramid eyelet motif scattered evenly throughout the front at the back of the body of the bag.

 Pattern Details
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm), US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 32” (80 cm)
Yarn Needed: 632 yd (578 m) used / 2 skeins of Audine Wools Interlock needed
Notions: Stitch marker (minimum 1, see notes), removable stitch markers (2), tapestry needle
Finished Size: 16” (40.5 cm) wide x 16.5” (42 cm) tall not including straps

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This month we are switching things up! We are featuring a Tunisian Crochet design by Toni Lipsey. The Getaway Shawl, a simple asymmetrical shawl perfect for beginner Tunisian crocheters! 

Pattern Details
Hook: US size J/10 (6mm) Tunisian crochet hook with 24” (60 cm) cord
Yarn Needed: 702 yds (642 m) used / 2 skeins of Audine Wools Interlock needed
Notions: Scissors, tapestry needle, blocking supplies
Finished Size: 55” (140 cm) wingspan x 17” (43 cm) depth blocked

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Not a member yet? Join today!

Sock Crate Membership

Our featured Sock Crate Membership yarn this month is Vidalana Ambient Sock- an 80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Nylon blend at 400 yards/ 100g. This fingering weight blend makes for the coziest and sturdiest of socks.

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Energize Me: Sizzling Sunset ​

Vibrant scarlet hues fade into a soft peach, like shades of a desert sunset.

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Chill Out: Jungle Walk​

Forest green and raspberry dance together and face into a soft ecru.

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All Natural: Desert Dusk

A soft mauve and striking rust come together to create a subtle but complex natural colorway.

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Sock Crate Membership Patterns

This month’s featured Knit pattern is by our very own Joanna Rankin / HappySeamstress On Ravelry. The Thunder and Lightning socks feature an easy 2 stitch cable design that can be achieved without a cable needle! 

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Crochet

This month’s featured Crochet pattern is by Lisa Victoria/ Yarnchick40 On Ravelry. These socks feature a waistcoat stitch and give the variegated yarn a chance to show its swirls! 

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Not a member yet? Want to join Sock Crate Membership? You can do it here!


LIMITED EDITION: Father’s Day Crate

Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits X Tammy of A Chick That Knitz X Cairo Romaguera of Cairo_designs

This month we have a very special crate release! Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits, Tammy of A Chick That Knitz, and Cairo Romaguera of Cairo_designs have come together with us to create a luxurious celebration for Father’s Day!

There will be 2 colorway options for this special Crate dyed on Dyer Supplier’s Silky Single made up of 70% Merino Wool, 30% Mulberry Silk Base. Each skein rings in at 415 yards/100g and you will receive 2 of the same chosen colorway in your crate.

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A complex and metallic bronze. Perfect for any dad accessories!

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Cavalier Blue

A true and deep navy blue.

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Father’s Day Crate Patterns

Louis Boria of Brooklyn Boy Knits and Cairo Romaguera of Cairo_designs have come together to curate the perfect trio of dad accessories for any gentle fellow in your life.

Knit- Louis Boria / Brooklyn Boy Knits

The Gent Skinny Tie

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The Don Pocket Square

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Mr. Beau Tie Bow Tie

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Crochet- Cairo Romaguera/ Cairo_Designs

The Gentlemanly Skinny Tie

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So Square Pocket Square

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Cupid’s Bow Tie

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Each crate will come with 2 skeins, a bow tie stitch marker by SamiSews, and an adjustable strap to complete the bowtie patterns!

We hope you love this month’s features! 

Watch the full reveal here! 

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By Rob Colon on 2020-05-01

Inspired by the coziness of our homes and the desire to learn new things, we’re turning lemons into lemonade - almost literally! This month, we’re giving you a blank canvas to create your own adventure and make a splash in the time we’re spending at home.

We’ll guide you along the way, taking you as close as we can to the process of sheep to shawl in your own home for your most personalized project of 2020.

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Like every other month this year, this crate was curated with a little help from our friends! This month, we’ve partnered with Rebecca Brown also known as ChemKnits Tutorials on Youtube. She has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and specializes in applying her scientific training to the fiber arts. We love getting together as a team to watch her fun tutorials and get a behind-the-scenes look at the fiber magic she creates. Subscribe to her channel today to watch them with us while you wait for your next crate!

When we found out our mill closed down for quarantine a few weeks ago and couldn’t deliver the yarn we originally had planned out for May since last year, we knew we had to make some changes. With some help from Rebecca and our sister store Dyer Supplier, we put together something special for this month’s crates. For the first time ever, we are bringing you a DIY Crate, where you’ll learn to dye your own yarn with us! Just wait until you tell your friends that you not only stitched up your project but hand-dyed it too!

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KnitCrate Membership

This month, we partnered with our sister company, DyerSupplier to bring a variety of industry standard bare yarns to your crates! Your crate will contain 2 skeins of undyed yarn to act as a blank canvas for you to make your own unique creation. Your crate will come with 2 identical skeins of any of the following bases.

2-Ply Superwash Merino

A classic 2-ply yarn with a bit of air within the spin. Perfect for a wide range of gauges and projects, this fingering weight 100% Superwash Merino yarn measures at approx. 399 yards/ 100g.

75/25 Superwash Merino Nylon

A 75% Superwash Merino 25% Nylon fingering weight blend, durable for any project and soft to the touch. Each skein measures at 415 yards/ 100g.

Nice & Round

This base looks and feels just like the name- nice and round. Ideal for crisp speckles and textured stitch definition, this tightly plied 100% Superwash Merino measures 415 yards/ 100g and is fingering weight.

Merino Singles

Wispy and soft, this singles base is an indie dyer essential and best seller! It is a fingering weight made up of 100% Superwash Merino with 415 yards/ 100g.

Energize Me: Ember

Like a warm campfire or fireworks in the sky, this color combination brings a burst of life to any stash. Each Energize Me Crate will come with 1 orange and 1 cherry packet to create 2 skeins of any of the pictured combinations!

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Chill Out: Spritzer

This tart combination can be toned up or down depending on how much dye you use! Each Chill Out Crate will come with 1 grape and 1 cherry packet to create 2 skeins of any of the pictured combinations!

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All Natural: Husk

Reminiscent of purple corn and pumpkins, 1 packet of grape and 1 packet of orange come together to create strikingly different colorways! Mix both packets for an unexpectedly natural colorway surprise!

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Sock Crate Membership

DyerSupplier has filled our Sock Crates with every sock maker’s staple. A soft 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon fingering weight yarn, plied and ready to support those heels and toes! This base is 400 yards/ 100g.

Energize Me: Daiquiri

Blended with bits of undyed, this cherry flavor feels like a refreshing frozen drink by the pool. Each Energize Me Crate will come with 1 cherry packet to create 1 skein of a tonal or speckled sock yarn!

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Chill Out: Fairy Floss

Like soft cotton candy, this yarn gives grape a chance to show its different colors! Each Chill Out Crate will come with 1 grape packet to create 1 skein of a tonal or speckled sock yarn!

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All Natural: Creamsicle

Orange and cream- a familiar, nostalgic, and delicious combination. Each All Natural Sock Crate will come with 1 orange packet to create 1 skein of a tonal or speckled sock yarn!

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Patterns: 

Because we were unable to come up with new patterns for all crates in time, we reached out to some designers that we admire to provide free and discounted patterns from their Ravelry Shops! 

Laura Fahlin/lfahlin: Knit Socks 40% off in Ravelry Shop

Liz Salazar/lsalazar: 80/20 Crochet Sock pattern- free to subscribers

Rohn Strong/rohnstrong: Any pattern in Ravelry shop - free

Renate Kamm/oberpfalzerin: Select patterns - free

Stephanie Erin/ByStephanieErin: Any pattern in Ravelry shop - free

Bonus: 

Kate Atherly/kateatherly: Any pattern in Ravelry shop - 50% off

Hortense Maskens/knittingwithchopsticks: Any pattern in Ravelry shop - 30% off

Lauren Gates/seraphymfibres: Holly Socks - 30% off

Corrado Lark/corradolark: Kingdrape Shawl- 25% off

Katrina Walser/oliphantkat: Any pattern in Ravelry shop - 20% off


Malabrigo Quarterly Crate

April has been quite a month! We appreciate your patience while we completely redesigned this crate with Malabrigo.

Now…who’s ready for a quick peek at what will be inside our May 2020 Malabrigo Partner Crate?

Inspired by our May theme of Blank Canvas, we’ve partnered with Malabrigo to bring members luscious hand-dyed skeins of Washted, the superwash version of their Worsted Merino base. It features 210 yards (192 meters) per 100 gram skein.

Here’s a quick look of the colorways we’ve selected:

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Colorways will vary from crate to crate. Each crate will include 2 identical skeins with matched lots of Washted for your next masterpiece PLUS 2 knit patterns, 1 crochet pattern, and an exciting extra (these will still be a surprise).


INTRODUCING:

Asylum Fibers x KnitCrate: Limited Edition Mother’s Day Crate

We are so excited to announce a very special collaboration with some incredible independent makers! From the yarn, patterns, to the extra, each element of this crate has been handpicked and exclusively made to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Stephanie Jones of Asylum Fibers has treated us to Alstromeria- a bouquet inspired exclusive colorway on DyerSupplier’s base, Elegance. This bulky weight base is a 45% Superwash Merino, 45% Kid Mohair, and 10% Silk blend at 167 yards/ 100g. These skeins would normally retail for $30 each. Every Limited Edition Mother’s Day Crate will include 3 skeins, 1 knit pattern, 1 crochet pattern, and 1 handmade extra by Anita Wentz of Walnut Farm Designs.

Click here to get yours today for $69.99 while supplies last!

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Patterns

The featured knit pattern in the Mother’s Day Kit is Motherly by Nathalie Francis / clemandhercat. It is a simple-in-stitch top down cardigan with intricate shaping. 

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The featured crochet pattern in the Mother’s Day Kit is Abbraccio by Aimée Hansen/aheemai. This shrug is meant to feel like the coziest hug. 

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June 2018 Artisan Crate Reveal

If reveal week is your favorite week, get ready for another great one today, as we share the contents of our June 2018 Artisan Crates! This month, we partnered with the dyer of Fully Spun, a yarn company out of Virginia who both dyes and hand-spins yarns for sale. The colorway she came up with, Lagoon, totally matches our theme board for the month:

This fantastic, eye-searing colorway is a perfect...

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June 2018 Artisan Crate Reveal

If reveal week is your favorite week, get ready for another great one today, as we share the contents of our June 2018 Artisan Crates! This month, we partnered with the dyer of Fully Spun, a yarn company out of Virginia who both dyes and hand-spins yarns for sale. The colorway she came up with, Lagoon, totally matches our theme board for the month:

This fantastic, eye-searing colorway is a perfect...

Continue reading

June 2018 Artisan Crate Reveal

If reveal week is your favorite week, get ready for another great one today, as we share the contents of our June 2018 Artisan Crates! This month, we partnered with the dyer of Fully Spun, a yarn company out of Virginia who both dyes and hand-spins yarns for sale. The colorway she came up with, Lagoon, totally matches our theme board for the month:

This fantastic, eye-searing colorway is a perfect...

Continue reading