The July box marks the return of Knitcrate Inspirations magazine, yay! I know and understand why it had been hard to put together in the last few months (reason starts with C ends with OVID), but I did miss it.
In 2020, Knitcrate is having specific fiber professionals curate the boxes and this time around I’m thrilled to see fellow Crochet Designer Michele Costa of 144 stitches.
Michelle had input into the yarn choice and colours, all while also designing 2 shawls for the box.
For the membership crate, she chose URU Cotton, an unmercerized 100% organic Pima cotton. It is sooo very soft. Amazing choice, Michele!
I received colourway Pavement, a stoic tonal gray. The alternatives were a pretty tonal pink (Hustle), and a stunning purple-leaning tonal navy (Stardust) — that purple is my favorite. Gorg.
The sock yarn in July was Knitologie Sparkling Sock and came in one of three soft speckles (turquoise, pink or gray) on a natural base.
Michele Costa designed both the knit and crochet membership shawl patterns, named Sanctuary shawl in both cases. The shawls are very similar looking, which to me feels like such a plus! I love that crocheters and knitters are getting projects that actually match together in this crate.
In the pictures above, the pink shawl is the crochet version, while the gray is the knit version. Both are equally beautiful.
There is a bonus design by Stephanie Erin for a lovely Tunisian crochet shawlette (purple, in the above pics).
The sock patterns are also very cute.
Many of the patterns this month are available in French, English and Spanish. That is super neat. I’m going to make sure to look into whether Knitcrate intends on doing this more and more.
This month’s crate included a Tunisian crochet hook.
Another excellent month from the folks at Knitcrate.
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