Introducing Palms and Saguaro from the KW Crochet Collection!

Over the last two weeks we released the first four pieces in our six piece KW Crochet Collection, Sub Rosa, Summer Sunset, Succulent, and Canyon. Today we’re unveiling the last two pieces of our desert-inspired, laid back designs, Palms by Padma R and Saguaro by Natasha Robarge!

The final pieces include another first for us, Tunisian crochet!

Palms by Padma R

Palms is worked in a simple Tunisian crochet stitch, which creates a breezy modern fabric we love. If you’ve never worked Tunisian crochet before, it is deceptively simple and mimics knitting in both technique and look. This versatile stole is the perfect project to dip a toe in the world of Tunisian crochet. Our Mojave in turquoise keeps this stole lightweight, drapey, and tropical, but chose a different color to make it a a year-round anytime accessory!

Saguaro by Natasha Robarge

Saguaro is our tour-de-force piece in this collection; the stripes combined with the elegantly placed bow stitch makes for a groovy, throwback sweater in all the right ways. Worked in the round from the bottom up, Saguaro is worked in turned rows to the underarm and then back and forth in rows after the split. Lovely design details like neck and shoulder shaping create a lovely fit, and seaming ensures a finished piece with longevity. We went cool and neutral for the sample, but we hope to see many vibrant and unexpected color combos in Mojave! Stay tuned for our own swatching combos!

So what pieces are you smitten with in the KW Crochet Collection? Let us know!

All images by Linette Kielinski

Introducing Succulent and Canyon from the KW Crochet Collection

Crochet is made for summer craft fun. There’s no better time to pick up a hook to celebrate this made-for-summer craft. We’re in in our 5th year of Crochet Summer and to recognize this milestone we invited a few of our favorite crochet designers to hook up something special.

Last week we premiered the first two pieces in our new Crochet Collection, Sub Rosa by Lana Jois and Summer Sunset by Betsey Sennott. This week we’re unveiling two more beautiful designs, Succulent by Michele DuNaier and Canyon by Amy Gunderson.

It’s obvious our designers were inspired by the desert and the rich and brilliant color palette of Mojave. The linen/cotten blend, super soft and durable sport weight is the star of this collection. Being both light weight, durable, and drapey, it’s the ideal yarn for summer crochet projects.

Succulent by Michele DuNaier

Succulent is a homage to our favorite desert-dwelling houseplants. This feminine and breezy shawl looks complicated, but the easy double crochet clusters are repeated throughout, creating a lovely crescent shape in an easy to memorize pattern. The sweet leaf clusters in this breezy shawl remind us of little pots of jade, while the interconnected web and border reminds us of a delicate string of pearls plant.

Canyon by Amy Gunderson

Canyon by Amy Gunderson is a summer perfect, chic, festival-ready, desert hippie queen camisole that we’re all itching to make for ourselves. The upper body is worked from the bottom up, and the lovely lace edging is worked from the foundation row edge down. Amy used an i-cord crank machine to make the straps, but a knit i-cord (although slower) works up the same!

We hope you love these pieces as much as we do! Stay tuned for the last two pieces from our Crochet Collection next week.

All images by Linette Kielinski

#mojavesummerKAL - Round Up!

Earlier this summer we started a super low-key #mojavesummerKAL on Instagram. Now that the hot breath of August is upon us it's time for a quick check-in on our hashtag! Let’s see what everyone has been up to this summer before we announce the winner of our #mojavesummerKAL giveaway!

1) Maggie Pascoe @thebrokencactus
Kalaloch Pullover by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Interweave Knits Summer 2019

Maggie’s Kalaloch Pullover in Mojave’s natural color way is a thing that makes us go, “OOOOOHHHH!” We followed her progress throughout the summer on this enveloping sweater designed by Kate for Interweave Knits Summer 2019. Her finished sweater is so beautiful we all want one.

2) Kandy White @yarnkandy
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Kandy’s Ranunculus, made in Mojave’s bright yellow, is just about the cutest Ranunculus we’ve ever seen! She’s right—it’s hard to make just one!

3) @yarnloop
Keane Wonder by Meghan Kelly

We always love to see a Keane Wonder by our Meghan Kelly! @yarnloop made her Keane Wonder in Mojave’s flamingo pink and it looks awesome! Way to beat the Texas heat!

4) Kate Gagnon Osborn @kelbournewoolens
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Look at this cutie! Kate finished her Ranunculus in Mojave’s natural just in time for her family vacation in Maine last month. Let’s all appreciate how Kate’s earrings artfully match the buoys hanging from the trees. Great pic, Kate!

5) Maggie Pascoe @thebrokencactus
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Maybe we should rename this KAL the #RanunculusMojaveSummerKAL? Maggie crushed it again! Her Ranunculus in Mojave’s cactus green is right on the nose. Indeed, it’s become our summer staple, too!

6) Alli @thehappysquash
Ranunculus by Midori Hirose

Last one! Alli’s adorable Ranunculus, made in Mojave’s dandelion yellow, is making us smile from ear-to-ear! This has become the summer of the Mojave Ranunculus and we love it!

Stay tuned for the winner of our #mojavesummerKAL giveaway!