I’m so excited to announce a brand new monthly happening - pattern suites! Each month, starting now, you can grab a bundle of patterns at a discounted price. The pattern suites will have special themes based on the time of year and will be available in both knitting and crochet. So what is this month’s theme?
Road Trippable Projects!
With back to school right around the corner, end of summer vacations are on the calendar. This month I’ve bundled up my favorite knitting and crochet projects for road trips - or plane trips, or bus trips, or train trips ;) The suites of 4 knitting or 4 crochet patterns are available for only $8 - more than 50% off if you were to purchase them individually!
This suite will be available until the end of the month, until a new suite is announced for September. So grab it now while you can! Curious as to why I chose the patterns included this month? Scroll down for a little background on each one.
The Mariner’s Cap is hands down the most travel-friendly pattern in my collection. I’m not lying when I say I have at least one of these babies going at any given time for those moments when I need a portable, easy, satisfying project to work on during a commute. Using only one skein of worsted weight yarn, this guy also makes the perfect stashbusting project and it also makes the most wonderful unisex gift!
The Thermal Twist Headwrap is basically a step up from the Mariner’s Cap. Worked in the round, the broken rib is a cinch to stitch and creates the most satisfyingly squishy fabric. This project is also extremely portable (and giftable). A single skein of most worsted weight yarn will likely be enough for this project, or you can scoop up the Lion Brand kit containing two small balls of their LB Collection Merino Yak Alpaca here.
Looking for something a tad bit larger or more challenging? The Coffee Shop Wrap is the go-to. Repetitive garter stitch and simple eyelet rows are broken up with color changes in this cult classic. The best part about this wrap is that it’s lightweight enough for warmer temps, but large enough to snuggle under, making it the perfect travel companion once it’s finished as well. I love seeing all the different color combos this wrap has been worked up in, but you can still grab the OG kit from Lion Brand here.
The newest pattern in the mix is the Interwoven Hat I recently designed for Lion Brand’s Hat Not Hate campaign. Featuring a single multi-cabled braid up one side, this pattern is just challenging enough to hold your attention, and watching the cable pattern develop will have you chanting “one more row, one more row” the whole trip!
The French Market Bag is one of my most popular designs to date, and it’s totally addicting once you’ve finished one. While the construction may take a little concentration, the main part of the bag is super repetitive and easy to master. Best of all, it makes the perfect travel companion not only as a project, but as a finished bag to tote all of your vaca buys. Lion Brand still has the kit available in a variety of colors here.
The Movie Night Cocoon Cardi, another popular pattern from years ago, makes for a wonderfully enjoyable travel project. Essentially just a large granny square, it can be worked up in any weight of yarn and any hook size! The repetitive nature of this pattern is so easy to master and memorize.
Last but not least - the Tea House Wrap. Designed as a crochet sister pattern to my crazy popular knit Coffee Shop Wrap, this blanket of a scarf is the ultimate addicting pattern. Work on it en route to a destination, and wear it home! The uneven striping and eyelet rows keep this otherwise super repetitive pattern so interesting you won’t want to put it down.