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December 2020 Early Preview

We’re closing out 2020 with collaborations and celebrations of our favorite yarn squad - all of you!

We’re excited to announce that our influencer partner for the month is Kristy Glass of Kristy Glass Knits! Kristy meets fiber industry makers and introduces them to us through her YouTube channel. She exudes fiber love that inspires, educates, and celebrates the joy that is found in yarn and...

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November 2020 Early Preview

Let’s take a look at what’s coming next month!

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have knit and crochet designer Vincent Williams of Visuvio’s Craftsas our influencer partner in November! Visuvio’s Crafts was created from Vincent’s love of quality handmade apparel and accessories, and his designs have great appeal to both men and women. His patterns are inspiring as they evoke feelings of warmth and...

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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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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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January 2018 Sock Crate Reveal

One of our favorite dyers, Ryberry Yarns, is back this month! Sock Crate members will receive one of two colorways pictured below. The colorway on the left is called River Rock, and the one on the right is called Red Fox. Each Fingering Weight skein has 437 yards (100 grams) (85% SW Merino | 15% Nylon).

Subscribe to the Sock Crate Here

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Yarn Option 1: River Rock

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January 2018 Sock Crate Reveal

One of our favorite dyers, Ryberry Yarns, is back this month! Sock Crate members will receive one of two colorways pictured below. The colorway on the left is called River Rock, and the one on the right is called Red Fox. Each Fingering Weight skein has 437 yards (100 grams) (85% SW Merino | 15% Nylon).

Subscribe to the Sock Crate Here

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Yarn Option 1: River Rock

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January 2018 Artisan Crate Reveal

I dont think we could have partnered with a better dyer for the Nature Study themed Artisan Crate this month. The North American Suri Company sources Suri fiber from the very best farms across the United States and Canada. The elegance and sophistication of their Salt River Mills yarns truly embody their motto, Luxury Yarns for Every Occasion. This month, we are bringing you 3 skeins of Blue Spruce, a luxurious and super soft Sport Weight yarn. Some kits will contain an 85% Suri, 15% Wool blend, while others will contain a 75% Suri, 25% Wool blend. Each skein contains 215 yards / 75 grams.

www.knitcrate.com

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The Patterns

Both patterns are designed by Jennifer Wood from Woodhouse Knits. Her designs unite classic and modern styling with beautifully detailed patterns for a contemporary romantic feel.

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January 2018 Artisan Crate Reveal

I don’t think we could have partnered with a better dyer for the Nature Study themed Artisan Crate this month.  The North American Suri Company sources Suri fiber from the very best farms across the United States and Canada. The elegance and sophistication of their Salt River Mills yarns truly embody their motto, “ Luxury Yarns for Every Occasion.”  This month, we are bringing you 3 skeins of Blue Spruce, a luxurious and super soft Sport Weight  yarn.  Some kits will contain an 85% Suri, 15% Wool blend, while others will contain a 75% Suri, 25% Wool blend. Each skein contains 215 yards / 75 grams.

www.knitcrate.com

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The Patterns

Both patterns are designed by Jennifer Wood from Woodhouse Knits. Her designs unite classic and modern styling with beautifully detailed patterns for a contemporary romantic feel.

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KnitCrate Membership Reveal is Up!

Ok… so… this month you will be receiving 1 of 3 possible colorway combinations in the KnitCrate Membership! Woo hoo! If you dont want to miss out on this months KnitCrate Membership, subscribe here.

First Possibility: you will be getting two skeins of Audine Wools in the Breathless and Dry Leaves colorways. These are Sock Weight 80% SW Wool, 20% Nylon Fingering. 400 yards / 100 grams

Check out this beautiful purple hue in the Dry Leaves colorway:

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KnitCrate Membership Reveal is Up!

Ok… so… this month you will be receiving 1 of 3 possible colorway combinations in the KnitCrate Membership! Woo hoo!  If you don’t want to miss out on this month’s KnitCrate Membership, subscribe here.

First Possibility: you will be getting two skeins of Audine Wools in the Breathless and Dry Leaves colorways.  These are Sock Weight  80% SW Wool, 20% Nylon Fingering. 400 yards / 100 grams

Check out this beautiful purple hue in the Dry Leaves colorway:

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