Secret Stash / April Yarn Club

$60.00 CAD



Every spring, we celebrate “cherry blossom” season. This is inspired by the Japanese tradition of hanami, the Japanese term for flower viewing. Both Vancouver (where the studio is) and Richmond (where I live) planted cherry trees many decades ago and host Cherry Blossom Festivals throughout the month of April each year.

The underlying meaning tied to cherry blossoms is the idea that life is fleeting. The brilliant display of flowers signals spring and new life, but the flowering time is very short and reminds us that life is also short.

The theme of cherry blossom, sakura, and hanami is one that has captured me over and over again. We’ve already designed multiple colourways inspired by these delicate pink flowers — colourways that celebrate the delicate and fragile nature of cherry blossoms and colourways that celebrate the transition of deep pink buds to pale pink petals. I love the challenge of looking at one idea from different perspectives.

April Box Includes:

  • One skein of Double Sock Blank (425 yards / 388 m per 4 oz / 115g skein; 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Nylon)
  • A colour inspiration story and a guide to knitting and crochet project ideas designed to showcase the unique qualities of that month's yarn
  • A set of 32 matching stitch markers by Allstitch Studio

Sample shown in Wylene.

You can buy the Wylene kit here.

Modifications made for the sample:

  • yarn: 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Tough Love Sock in Lavender (MC) and 1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2) skeins SweetGeorgia Yarns Sock Yarn Blank in Sakura Season (CC)
  • needles: Size 5 US / 3.75 mm circular needles, 24" / 60 cm long for the body
  • finished measurements: Chest: 32 (36, 39 ¾, 44, 47 ¾, 52, 56)" / 81.5 (91.5, 101, 112, 121.5,132, 142) cm
  • the above measurements were based on Superwash DK, for Tough Love Sock, choose one size larger
  • 4 extra rows of lace
  • omitted shaping

Find more information about this knit sample at the Sakura Season Wylene project post.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review