I had the pleasure of being the guest designer for the Leither Co. July 2021 Destination Subscription Box. The surprise destination was Ireland!
If you’re not familiar with the monthly subscription boxes from Leither Co. you can find out all the details here. There are a few options to choose from and range from $23 up to $62. Each month is different than the last and no two boxes are the same.
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The Subscription Box
Let me tell you about the subscription box I designed for and what it included.
- 1 hank of hand-dyed 100% superwash merino – worsted weight
- 1 handmade hook – size F or 3.75mm
- 1 stitch marker
- 1 magazine featuring TWO patterns and TWO squares for the year long crochet-a-long
There were a few extras included in the July 2021 box. These include a sticker, additional stitch markers, and a lamb enamel pin. These aren’t usually in the boxes but Ashley wanted to add a little something to this month’s box for all her subscribers.
The Ireland Notions Bag Crochet Kit
If you’re not interesting in subscribing to the monthly box, you can purchase just the project kit. I’ve listed below what you’ll get with the kit.
- Digital download of the Ireland Notions Bag
- Yarn needed – 1 hank of hand-dyed worsted weight 100% superwash merino yarn – colorway Ireland
- (optional upgrade) Ireland crochet hook size F/3.75mm
- (optional upgrade) additional hanks of yarn
Let us talk about this STUNNING yarn. Because it is hand-dyed no two skeins are exactly the same. They might be done in the same batch but won’t be identical.
As you can see in the picture below, there are varying shades of green with pops of teal. There are also splashes of pink and grey.
Leither Co. hooks are by far my favorite hooks. The ergonomic hooks fit in my hand help with muscle fatigue like you wouldn’t believe. A whole lot of time and effort go into making these hook perfect.
The hook is made up of a Clover tip and a wooden handle, crafted by Ashley’s husband. They call the style of the different colored layers “Funfetti.”
The handles come in different styles and colors. I personally like the Tulip style the most. They just sit in my hand perfectly while whipping up a project.
You know that I’m a fan of texture. When given the opportunity to design for the July box I knew that I needed to do a project that has a subtle texture to show off the colors of the yarn.
Since I tend to design items that are easy to follow and have one or two row repeats, the Ireland Notions Bag was going to be the same.
The Ireland Notions Bag fits all the things you’ll need for your projects, minus the yarn. It will hold your printed pattern (folded in half or letter style), your hook, scissors, stitch markers, yarn needles, and measuring tape.
Due to using worsted weight yarn and a F/3.75mm crochet hook the fabric of the stitches is very dense. This will help keep everything secure within the bag and not poke out any holes.
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