Our First Crochet Kit Club Featured:
Part One of the fictional story by C. Jane Reid, Unraveling: The New World (Part 1). Parts two and three will follow in the next two kits respectively. Each story will stand alone, but when all three are put together, they will tell the story of Ailee Donaghue, a young woman making her way in a new world. Ailee’s full story is now a novel, The Secret Stitch, available on Ebook now, and print version coming very soon!
Ailee’s Wedding Shawl, designed by Laurinda Reddig, uses a single skein of fingering weight yarn to capture the spirit of the elegant shawl described in the story, a modern interpretation of the treasure our heroine has hidden in her bag as she voyages to a new world. The pattern has been tech-edited, and includes stitch diagrams and photo of special stitches, and can now be found on Ravelry.
One skein of Lilt Sock Yarn from Black Trillium Fibres in Iced Teal or Snapdragon was included with each kit. This luscious fingering weight yarn is a blend of superwash merino and mulberry silk, perfect for the open crocheted lace of Ailee’s Shawl.
Finally, in addition to hand carved hooks for the limited Deluxe Kits, our hook-maker, Monica Lowe created a unique handmade gift for each kit. She hammered copper shawl pins shaped into a spiral as worn by one of the characters in the story, adding a patina to create a finish that would fit the time and theme of our story. You can find Monica’s hooks, shawl pins, and other handmade goodies at Craftwich Creations.
We had so much fun putting together all of the little details for this first kit club, and assembling the kits to ship. We have really appreciated reading so many positive responses from those of you who have received them, and look forward to putting out more fabulous kits in the future. Be sure to find our Ravelry Group and Facebook Page, to share your progress with others all working on the same pattern together!
Don’t forget, Kit Club #2 will be available for PreOrders in the month of July (while supplies last). But the Deluxe kits sold out quickly!