KnitCrate Video Review + Giveaway

I recently teamed up with KnitCrate. They are a yarn subscription club that offers premium yarn, patterns, discounts and other goodies delivered to your door every month. In addition to the original KnitCrate box, they also offer a sock option, a Mini skein option and a Knitologie exclusive box. They also have a Newbie Class subscription, which gives you access to instructional videos---great for new knitters or those of us who could us a refresher on techniques from time to time.

I share the contents of February's original box and sock box in the video above. As well as run a giveaway! So be sure to check it out!

I'm also what they call an "Ambassador." Basically, it's akin to an affiliate/referral program which means if you end up purchasing after clicking through my link, I'll receive credit. So if you decide to go ahead and try out KnitCrate yourself, be sure to use my link here as well as the coupon code BUCK20 for 20% off your first order!

Happy Knitting!

PODCAST : Episode 4

In this episode I talk about my sock knits (finished and in progress), some sewing (more sachets, a new dress and skirt), some new yarn purchases but most excitedly SPINNING!

Wise Hilda Basic Ribbed Socks

Warm and Cozy Socks in Encore Plymouth Worsted Colorspun (bought at The Knitter's Edge in Bethlehem, PA)

Basic socks in Sheepyshire Staple Sock yarn

Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock yarn (bought at Gosh Yarn It in Kingston, PA)

Alpaca yarn from Strawberry Hill Alpaca Farm (bought at Conversational Threads in Emmaus, PA)

Buckaloo Sunrise Shawl pattern from Webster Street Knittery coming soon. (Follow Jen here.)

KNIT : Atkins

Introducing the Atkins! 

The Atkins is a simple textured cowl featuring a series of slipped stitches that create a lovely zig-zag texture. It’s worked flat with super bulky yarn so it knits up quickly and is sure to keep the wearer warm. Two buttons allow for a lot of customization with styling. (Pattern also includes directions for a five button option, making the cowl fully closable.) 
The yarn I used was hand dyed and purchased locally from a woman named Hope. The midnight blues and purples reminded me of the album covers of one of my favorite artists, Nicole Atkins.

Download here and cast on!

KNIT : Merrow Set

Introducing the Merrow Set. I was asked to design a pattern for the September Yarn Crush box. The Stitch Please yarn reminded me of mermaids and the ocean. Both the fingerless mitts and hat feature an allover scale-inspired texture and the rolled hems mimic waves. Both can also be made with just one skein of fingering weight yarn.