Podcast 261: Sweater Week

A large part of our new collection Knits for Everybody Two is the basic, straight-forward sweater patterns for cardigan and v-neck pullover. To put those in context Daniel and Hannah, Knit Picks’ Catalog Director and resident sweater expert, discuss sweater terminology and construction. Then Stacey and Daniel offer commiseration and comfort by sharing their first sweater stories, embarassing details and all, showing that rocky beginnings are just a place to start.

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Knits For Everybody Two – Behind the Scenes!

Y’all, Knits for Everybody Two! is here and it is excellent. Basic sweaters, hats and mittens that fit a huge range of sizes (think teeny babies to big fellas) with beginner-friendly silhouettes. Not only is the collection solid, but each pattern was photographed on the lovely people who work here! Read on for some cute behind-the-scenes shots and outtakes from our new favorite collection.

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Create Your Own Milestones and Memories Projects

Growing up, my beloved grandmother always knit or crocheted at least two afghans for her grandkids. One was given to us right after we were born (mine was a Raggedy Ann & Andy blanket), the other was given when we were 18 and was a series of squares, some plain, some with our favorite colors, some with pictures of things we loved (cats and books features heavily on mine – not much has changed). With that in mind, we have put together a collection with a similar theme – the Milestones and Memories collection.

Milestones & Memories Collection from knitpicks.com

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Introducing Knits for Everybody. . .Two!

You’re a new knitter and you decide you want to make a hat. Maybe you’ve heard of Ravelry, so you search for “hat” and find a mere. . .65,033 results. That’s not overwhelming at all. The whole idea behind the Knits for Everybody series is to give people patterns for just that problem. The patterns are meant to be the simplest, most basic version of the simplest, most basic garments, with sizes from newborn to men’s XXL and instructions in both of the most common yarn weights, Worsted and Fingering.

 

With Knits for Everybody Too, we’ve revisited the original concept to expand the selection.

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