Category Archives: Books

Our New Book Crushes

We’re all book lovers here so with our 40% off book sale going on, I rounded up the staff to talk about some of their favorite titles. First of all, a big favorite with everyone here is the gorgeous Big Book of Knitted Mittens by Jorid Linvik.

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Spring: A Time to Flourish!

Are you ready for spring? I certainly am! After our especially cold, rainy winter in the Pacific Northwest, I'm ready to shed my heavy wool sweaters and wear some lighter, brighter garments that match the beautiful blooming flowers and trees starting to appear. Which is why I'm so excited about Flourish, our new spring collection that is filled with lacy tees, lightweight cardigans, and bold colors. I want to introduce you to a few of my favorite pieces- things I can't wait to cast on for!

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Romantic Knits – the Sunday Morning Collection

Introducing Sunday Morning Prepare to fall in love with Sunday Morning, a romantic, flowing collection of garments that will inspire your inner daydreamer. Soft pastels and a loose gauge show off light yarns in eight projects - including tank tops, short-sleeved tops, and lacy cardigans. Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite romantic knits from this fabulous collection!

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Knitting Inspiration: Elizabeth Zimmermann and Barbara G. Walker

Since today is International Women's Day, I wanted to talk about three women who have most influenced me as a knitter.  The first is my grandmother, Phyllis Fissel, who taught me to knit and who patiently cast-on and bound off for me for years before I got the hang of it. My Phyllis and Marian dishcloth is inspired by the ones she always knitted.

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Introducing Little Luxuries!

We all have that one special skein of yarn that's waiting for the perfect pattern, and now our new collection, Little Luxuries,  gives you twenty-three patterns! Each pattern uses 100 grams or less of yarn to create exquisite accessories, like shawls, cowls, hats, and even a clutch purse.

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Book Sale: Great Craft Books for Winter

The Knit Picks Winter Book Sale is the perfect opportunity to celebrate surviving the holidays. All of our holiday gift and decor crafting is done, but we're still deep in Winter, settling in for hibernation after the hustle and bustle. In other words, we're at great time to dive deep into some serious crafting. Whether your New Year's resolutions involve learning new skills, finishing old projects, or just dedicating more time to the crafts you love, we have a book for you. And with the Winter Book Sale, you can treat yourself to a special gift at 40% off! Here's just a sampling of some of the wonderful books we adore that you'll find on sale.

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Instant Outfit: Knit Accessories

From work to play to nights out on the town, our Under 200 pattern collection has something for every style. Here just in time for the holidays, this fabulous new pattern collection is packed with 28 stash-busting projects, each made with under 200 grams of yarn. It's full of so many great knit accessories, including hats, scarves, shawls, and accessories. Today let's talk about how to incorporate some of these stunning accessories into your wardrobe. 3 Ways to Wear the Under 200 Collection

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Garter Ridge – from start to finish

I've worked behind the scenes on every one of our collections and I thought I'd give you a peek behind the curtain of what goes in to putting them together. Our newest collection, Garter Ridge is my all time favorite collection that we have produced so I'll start with that!

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Podcast 256: Something for Everybody!

Podcast 256 has something for everybody! We hear from Knit Picks' own Alison Backus about our new collection, "Knits for Everybody", with basic patterns you'll go back to again and again. The sweater pattern from this book is designed by Katy Banks, who talks on this podcast about her design process, and left handed knitting a whole different way. We'll also talk to Vera Brosgol, author and illustrator of the new children's picture book, "Leave Me Alone", (pictured above) about drawing, knitting, and being left alone to do it all. 3 easy ways to listen...

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