Category Archives: color

KnitPicks.com Hawthorne yarn color development
Behind the Scenes: Creating Hawthorne

If you're anything like me, you've been drooling over our new Hawthorne yarn colors. I cannot wait to spend many happy evenings knitting colorful scarves and baby sweaters with the delicious new Multi colors and Tonal line.

Read more »

Podcast 260: Handsome Handpaints

Everyone loves a colorful yarn, and we've always been particularly proud of our gorgeous sock yarn, Hawthorne. Inspired by the crush we all have on the newest addition to the Knit Picks lineup, Hawthorne Tonal, we thought we'd take some time to explore hand painted yarn, from both technical and aesthetic points of view

Read more »

Hue Shift Afghan Kits – Now Back In Stock!

Oh happy day - our beloved Hue Shift Afghan Kits are back in stock! Hue Shift has been our most popular pattern for almost 5 years now. And it's easy to see why! The pattern is simple to memorize (love those mitered squares) and the blend of colors is to die for. Not to mention the price for the materials. When you buy the pattern bundled with our favorite colorways, the total cost for the pattern and yarn is only $25.98!

Read more »

tilework afghan pattern at knitpicks.com
Playing with Color

Many knitters become frustrated when it comes to color selection. There are many reasons for this, but often the sheer volume of colors to choose from is the culprit. Add in the important task of choosing which yarn to use, and many knitters can become frozen in fear. It's not hard to become quickly overwhelmed! Of course, we try to make it easy by pairing well-designed patterns with the most appropriate yarn - in a beautiful (at least in our opinion) color combination. But what if you don't fall in love at first site? What if you like the pattern but don't know how to choose new colors... How do you take the designer's pick as inspiration for your own color choices? Let us give you some inspiration for playing with color.

Read more »

Introducing Stroll Gradient

We’ve done a lot with Stroll, our soft, sturdy and all-around delicious Merino/Nylon sock blend, but nothing quite like this. Stroll Gradient is a 100g skein with handpainted color changes that extend the entire length of the skein. No repeats, no striping, just blended blocks of lovely color.

Read more »

Welcome Back Dishie Multi!

Welcome back to our colorful Dishie Multi! This cheery cotton yarn is perfect for greeting the springtime weather, with the hard-wearing and durable yarn you love but in brand new fun color combinations. Whether you need to refresh your kitchen with some bright new prints or need some quick cheerful gifts, Dishie Multi is your go to yarn.

Read more »

Green Yarn Sale
Green Yarn Sale

Vert. Viridian. Verdigris. Emerald and Beryl. Forest, Clover, Pine, Grass, Moss. Sage, Mint, Spinach, Olive, Pea, and Lime. Chartreuse. So many wonderful words for the middle of the rainbow: GREEN! For one week only, March 9-15, all green yarns are on sale for up to 40% off!* Just in time for Spring and St. Patrick’s day, or take the opportunity to stock your stash with your favorite shades of the color of life. If you find yourself at a loss for how to best take advantage of this Blarney bonanza, we have some suggestions!

Read more »

Dyed to match buttons www.knitpicks.com
New Dyed-to-Match Buttons

Attention sweater and garment knitters - we have some news that you are going to LOVE! We literally searched the world over to bring you these gorgeous custom buttons, hand-dyed to match our Wool of the Andes, Palette, and Swish yarns. Each button is formed from the corozu nut - also known as tagua - a durable, sustainable product that is scratch resistant and has an elegant natural grain.

Read more »

Top Five Yarn Lines 2016

I bring you our first top five list for 2016 – The Top Five Yarn Lines. As the merchandise planner For Knit Picks I especially enjoy analyzing what keeps your needles and hooks active and wanted to share what YOU made our most popular yarn lines. There weren’t too many surprises, basics are key with this crowd, and I’m sure we all have a hank or two of these in our stash.

Read more »