Category Archives: favorite patterns

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.

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Cat on Sweater
Spring Break- 2017 Crafty Resolutions Check In

Wondering how the Knit Picks staff is faring with their New Year's Resolutions now that a quarter of the year has passed? I was too, since, statistically speaking those with remaining New Years Resolutions, like myself, have less than a 50% percent chance of completing them. ACK! But I'm a glass-half-full type, so I'm confident there is still time. Let's see how the others have progressed since our last check in.

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Celtic chill zone: triangle cabled pullover at www.knitpicks.com
Celtic Chill Zone 2017

In honor of the upcoming St. Patrick's day holiday, we've come up with a weekend's worth of projects to knit - and yummy food and drinks to prepare. It's everything you need for your own “Celtic Chill Zone” – a place to knit fancy cables, sip a tasty beverage, and munch on some delicious food. There's a little something Celtic for everyone! For a cozy weekend at home

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Cygnus Shawl Knitting Pattern from KnitPicks.com
Favorite Crafty Pairs

Who is dating whom in the celebrity world ... who really cares? What we crafters want to know is: what yarn will make that delicious shawl pattern look the best? What's the cutest project bag to pair with my on-the-go projects? In the world of crafting, it's not just socks that are better in pairs. Like peanut butter and jelly, some things are just meant to be together. Here are a few of our favorite crafty pairs, as spotted out on the town: The Absent Friends Shawl knit pattern Wool of the Andes worsted weight yarn in Mink Heather

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Red & Pink yarn sale www.knitpicks.com
Red & Pink Yarn Sale

Are you ready for some sweet deals? Our Red & Pink Yarn sale features yarns in lovely shades of pink and red, at prices up to 40% off. With over 200 yarns on sale, there's something sure to suit your fancy, whether you're looking for blush, magenta, brick, or burgundy.

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Favorite Sweater Patterns www.knitpicks.com
Our favorite sweater patterns

Baby, it’s cold outside… time to warm up with some of our best-loved cozy sweaters! It’s not too late to cast on some warm wool and knit yourself a warm snuggly sweater to get you through the end of winter. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite sweater patterns for you – so grab your needles and get started! the Harley

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Super Quick Free Patterns

It's getting down to the wire for holiday knitting - and suddenly you remember you promised to knit your great aunt a gift this year! (er, not that it's happened to me or anything).  So what do you do? Well, you go stash diving and download a super quick free pattern that can be done in a matter of hours! Here are some of my favorites I turn to when I need a gift right away. Chill Chaser Cup Cozy This cute little pattern by our own Jennifer uses a small amount of yarn and knits up in a flash. Perfect for the coffee lovers in your life! If you don't have the buttons on hand, you can easily just duplicate stitch a snowman face instead! Chunky Slippers

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New Chroma Twist Yarn!

Introducing our brand new Chroma Twist yarn! Available in fingering and bulky weights, this yarn is perfect for accessories like socks, mittens, cowls, shawls and hats.

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Behind the Scenes – Under 200 Pattern Collection

We are so ready for gift knitting season! Our newest collection, Under 200 features a range of stellar accessories that can be worked up quickly with under 200 grams of yarn. I thought I would showcase a few of my favorite projects from this essential collection as well as share some of the behind-the-scenes photos from our morning spent photographing in North Portland!

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