Category Archives: eBooks

Introducing the Strands of Color

Add a dash of luxury to your everyday wardrobe and home staples this fall with these detailed color work motifs. Strands of Color introduces you to 15 manageably sized color work projects ranging from accessories to practical home knits, that add a burst of color to your everyday needs.

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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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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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New! Complete Yarn Guide 2016

You may have noticed that our catalog got little makeover a few months ago. As soon as we started planning the new look, we realized that having a complementary book of all of our current yarns would be a great idea, since they're no longer included in the catalog. So as our graphic designer, I was in charge of putting it together. With hundreds of items, it was a lot of information to wrangle into a beautiful, cohesive package. I wanted to be sure that it was easy to use and that all of the photos were color-corrected so they'd be as accurate as possible for those consulting the yarn guide for color reference. I know how important that is for any knitter or crocheter, especially for projects with multiple colors, like Fair Isle. In fact, Knit Picks staff has used the yarn guide ourselves in several collection planning meetings for that very reason.

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Introducing Big Art Knits!

I'm so excited to present my first-ever pattern collection, Big Art Knits! When we were planning collections for 2016, one of my suggestions was a collection that used really big, bulky yarns. I love how quickly they work up, the texture you get from even simple stitches, and just their big, oversized nature. They've got a lot of drama and a little goes a long way. That's why they're so perfect for home goods-they add a cozy feeling without overwhelming a room.

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Heritage: a collection of 8 classic knits for men

Autumn is just around the corner, literally! The first day of Fall is tomorrow, September 23, and which instantly puts me into full "sweater weather" mode. We recently released our first men's collection, Heritage, which is filled with 8 handsome knitting patterns that range from sweaters to cardigans, vests and a few accessories. Whether you're a man that knits or you just want to knit a timeless classic for the man in your life, Heritage is your one-stop inspiration this season. We've styled the each of the 8 knits found in Heritage, go ahead and take a peek!

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6 Ways to Wear the Twist & Tweed Collection

As summer fades and the fall approaches, our needles begin to ache for toasty sweaters, cozy wools and rustic tweeds. And our new Twist & Tweed 2015 Fall Collection indulges our need for all things cozy! Want to get a head start on your autumn apparel? We've put together 6 outfits featuring a cardigan, a pullover and a tunic-length cape from our new fall collection. Let's get started with the Herne Cardigan - a cozy heathered cardigan. Herne Cardigan FALL BACK TO BASICS: There is a simple reason that basic staples in our wardrobe double as classics: they look good, year after year. Case in point - a cabled cardigan paired with a plaid shirt and jeans.

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A Guide to Mix & Match Socks for Top-Down & Toe-Up

Whether you're new to sock knitting or have knit countless pairs for yourself and loved ones, you'll be delighted at the endless options and combinations that you'll be able to create with our new book, Socktacular! Mix & Match Socks for Fancy Feet. Here's how it works: choose to work the socks top-down or toe-up pick one of three styles each for the toe, heel and cuff add in one of twelve stitch patterns And that's how easy it is to create hundreds of unique and customized hand-knit socks.

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6 Ways to Wear the Golden Morning Collection

Spring is well underway and that means lots of layers are in order! Our Golden Morning 2015 Spring Collection is filled with delightfully colorful garments that will become essentials for in the transition to warmer weather. Want a quick dose of spring style inspiration? We've put together 6 outfits featuring a cardigan, a pullover and a vest from the new spring garment collection. Let's get thinks started with the Daisies Cardigan! Daisies Cardigan THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER: When in doubt - pair black and white with a bright, bold color to make a dramatic (and chic!) style statement.

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