Spring 2023 Make-along Design Winners
I'm so excited to share the Spring Make-along design winners with you today - chosen by you by popular vote! The designs were neck in neck like never before. Somehow not one but two bags won which is completely unprecedented. So without further ado - here are the winners AND the four bonus patterns you'll get when you sign up (there may be a surprise one or two coming at you later as well...!). Next week I'll kick off my intro video series where you'll get to learn more about our make-alongs and what sets this one apart! I'd love to hear what style you plan on making in the comments below and of course if you have any questions. Keep in mind that all you really need to have to join in is a desire to learn something new. We will teach you the rest in our online classes that are yours forever, including basic knit and crochet classes where we start from zero. To be the first to know the details, sign up here.
The three winners:
Dumpling Bag by Vanessa Reyes
Meet the Dumpling Bag designed by Vanessa Reyes! Crochet yourself the sweetest bag around in our Wildflower yarn. I especially love the shoulder strap and all the hardware details. If you've never crocheted this would be the perfect project to learn! We have a Crochet 101 class that we'll include so you can learn and master crochet!
The Everyday Yay Cardi by Laurel Gervitz
The Everyday Yay Cardi is your go to cardi to wear over just about everything in your closet! Knit from the top down with a raglan construction, it's simple to knit and stunning to wear. This pattern comes with two options - add your own cross stitch embroidery or just leave it blank and go solid. This design is knit with our Spun Cloud yarn, embroidery in Wildflower.
The Faye Fringe Bag by Anna Skala
In Anna Skala's first ever design for us, she's created the ultimate statement bag. She uses a tightly knit linen stitch to achieve a structured bag. It's ideal for beginners or anyone who's happy place is getting into a juicy creative zone and just playing with color and texture. You'll need our Spun Cloud, Daisy Chain and a Wildflower Mini Kit to make this one.
The Sunnyside Shawl by Cheryl Kubat
Embrace your inner Stevie Nicks and wrap yourself in a statement shawl with Cheryl Kubat's latest design. This oversized and lightweight triangle shawl is simple to knit and super beginner friendly. The piece de resistance are those appliqué flowers added throughout. Placement and color is up to you. Let the ends hang out for a more free vibe and don't forget the statement fringe! The yarn is our newest, lightest yarn, Spun Cloud Light. If you're curious about where the name came from for this one, check out the song Sunny Side of Heaven by Fleetwood Mac. It's a goodie!
Maisie Crochet Cardi by Jo Wadler
This design by Jo Wadler is an ode to our shared love of granny squares. I love how this cardi feels reminiscent of a vintage crochet afghan but turned on its head and made into a sweater! Add in the modern twist in our yarns and these colors and, boom welcome to one show stopping cardi. LOVE!
Wisteria Shawl by Emma Janet
The Wisteria Wrap is a stunning shawl knit in brioche and designed by Emma Janet of @bloom.create. Emma has collaborated with us before but never as a designer. Her debut design is such a beauty and just oozes Emma style in the best possible way. The crisp brioche lines create an undulating wavy pattern throughout the shawl that give it a sense of movement. There are so many ways to style this beauty. If you've never tried brioche before this might just be the time to learn and master it! You'll mix our cotton Wildflower yarn with our Serenity boucle in this design.
Enchanted Cardi by Laurel Gervitz
Take your knitting to new heights with this stunning design. The Enchanted Cardi is a knit using a tuck stitch but with Laurel's unique twist on it! You will use increases and decreases to shape the waist area which creates beautiful and intricate looking design lines. I love a good puff sleeve and if you do too, then is the design for you! Laurel came up with three different sleeve options for you to choose from if your love of puff isn't quite a level ten: a straight short sleeve option (green sample), mini puff short sleeve option (mustard sample) and a puffed long sleeve option (light blue sample). This design calls for our Serenity boucle yarn.
Ok I think that is it!!! I'm so excited to share more about our upcoming make-along next week in a three part video series! Stay tuned. To be the first to know about the MAL, sign up for updates here.