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October 2020 Early Preview

Let’s take a quick peek of what October will bring us!

For our October crates, we are excited to have Chantal Miyagishima (also known as Knitatude) as our influencer partner! Chantal creates beginner friendly knit designs with simple elegant lines and basic stitches that are perfect for the newest of knitters looking to expand their skills. Her designs are full of class with a touch of sass filling...

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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 2020-06-15

To begin the celebration of summer, we teamed up with Michele Costa of Stitch and Hustle! Not only is Michele a designer in knit and crochet, but she is also the host and organizer of the nationwide fiber fun retreat series, Stitch Up! Whether it be through the events that bring our fiber community together or the countless free patterns on her blog, Michele is a light in our fiber community. This month she not only helped design each colorway, she also designed both featured membership patterns- a real treat for our subscribers! 

July’s theme is Color Splash - Red-hot poppy, bubblegum pink, dark magenta, silver, and teal find a home in this fun, exciting palette.​


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During our Early Preview, we only show you the yarn that is coming in the next crate, and not the 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 June 15-28 for these crates.


Now let’s squish the yarn!


KnitCrate Membership

This month’s featured Membership yarn is our URU.YARN Cotton Basic, a 100% Unmercerized Organic Pima Cotton. This yarn is a DK weight and each hank is 275 yards in length at 100g. The cotton is spun and plied in a 3 ply construction resulting in a very sturdy and breathable fabric. 

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Energize Me: Hustle

This colorway is inspired by one of Michele’s favorite colors. With a melange tonal effect, this colorway perfectly represents all of Michele’s favorite shades of pink! 

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Chill Out: Stardust

A deep and tonal navy that reminds us of the dark night sky.

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All Natural: Pavement

This multi tone gray is a nod to the busy streets and sidewalks that make up Michele’s favorite cities.

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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!

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Crochet

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*BONUS* Tunisian Crochet

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Not a member yet? Join today!

Sock Crate Membership

Our featured Sock Crate Membership yarn this month is our Knitologie Sparkling Sock, a fingering weight sock yarn with a blend of ​70% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon, and 10% Stellina for a little bit of shine. Each crate will contain one, 100g skein at 399 yards.

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Energize Me: Pinch

With bits of fuchsia throughout, this speckled skein will make the sweetest of socks!

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Chill Out: Turquoise

Like the most relaxing pool, this colorway is splashed with bits of turquoise and sparkles. 

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All Natural: Silt

Like heavy clouds on a rainy day, this colorway is sprinkled with light and dark shades of gray.

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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!

Knit

Our featured knit pattern uses a series of textured and angled stitches to create a lifted motif. 

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Crochet

Strategic placement of stitches allows this design to be sturdy and flirty all in one!

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

Mrs.Crosby Travels Partner Crate, Quarterly Membership

This month Mrs. Crosby is holding off on traveling outside of the United States to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, Mrs.Crosby is taking a road trip from Kentucky to Miami to visit her friends over at KnitCrate and to relax on a private beach. She has packed her project bags with this month’s yarn and is ready to stitch away by the sand! 

This month we are featuring Mrs. Crosby’s Descansa on Tasi- a soft and squishy 80% Superwash Merino 20% Nylon blend. 

Your Mrs. Crosby Travels Crate will include 3 skeins at 400 yards/ 100g each. 

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Mrs.Crosby Travels 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! 


Knit

Our featured knit pattern is an absolute stitch party with textured stitches, lace moments, and bobbles!

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Crochet

Holding the yarn double, these stitches accentuate the depth of the colorway and all of the bits of color inside. 

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Want to join Mrs.Crosby Travels Partner Crate? You can do it here!

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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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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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April 2020 Early Preview

This month we partnered with the one and only Dayana Knits! Dayana is a true stitch master and always has the best tips and tricks to make any project possible! This month we are featuring her very own knit and crochet garment patterns- perfect to wear as we transition into Spring!

Our theme for April is a call to spring- Luminous.​​ Celebrating the glowing moment of the first warm day, a golden...

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March 2020 Early Preview

March is almost here, and it is time for our early preview! This month we partnered with our former Chief Creative Officer, and all-around awesome gal, Hannah Thiessen. We all miss Hannah so much, and we thought it was only right to have her be a part of this month’s journey.

Together we are taking a leisurely stroll with this month’s theme, Wanderings.Fall in step with nature and get inspired by...

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February 2020 Full Reveal

Any fairy tale can come true with the right yarn!!

We’re drifting off with this month’s theme, Once upon a yarn—a candy-coated world where deadlines don’t exist and there’s always more time to cast on for something new.

This year, each of our crates has been made in collaboration with some of your favorite Knit and Crochet influencers!

For February we partnered up with one of our favorite...

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Dye Bleeding: why it happens and what to do about it

Have you ever knit with a super-saturated, gorgeous skein of yarn, only to look down in horror at your hands and discover that theyve turned an entirely different color? While dye bleeding might be a shock to those of us who encounter it, its a relatively common issue with hand-dyed yarns. Heres some info on why it happens, and what we can do to anticipate and counteract it when it does.

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