Category Archives: Books

Knitting Geekery – Knitted Lace Traditions

You might have noticed that we have lace on the brain a bit here at Knit Picks, what with our customizing, beginner-friendly Shawls for All and the drool-worthy Luxurious Lace. Lace knitting in particular has a certain mystique, with fabled,almost esoteric traditions with origins shrouded in mystic legendry. Flipping or clicking through Luxurious Lace in particular, you might have seen references to various traditions. Though adapted to modern tools and methods, when you work these and other patterns you are participating in a tradition. Let's take a bit of time to explore a few of these traditions, and look at what exactly makes Estonian lace Estonian lace.

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New must-have books!

We just love book sale time here at Knit Picks! 40% off all books is pretty impressive on it's own, but considering you can get even the newest titles at 40% off, our book sale goes from "pretty awesome" to "I MUST BUY ALL THE BOOKS" in a heartbeat. Here are just a few of my favorite new books, all of which are available at 40% off through July 24.

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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 Caddington Wrap knit pattern at www.knitpicks.com
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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