Category Archives: gift knitting

The Knit Picks Gift Guide: For the Best Friend

Our annual gift guide has arrived and we've put together our favorite things for everyone on your list! First up, the gift guide for best friends. We chose a classic, understated shawl to take your BFF from brunch to dinner plus hand-dipped candles, an art print of her birthstone and a best friends necklace set. Oh, and a sweet eye mask for some valuable relaxation and a charming set of mugs for afternoon coffee catch-up sessions.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Fancy Feet

Hooray! We've made it to week TEN in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we're featuring Fancy Feet, quick and oh-so-cute anklets designed to use one of our 50 gram balls of sock yarn. There are seven patterns (one for each day of the week!) with lovely lace and eyelet textures for added interest.

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Mighty Stitch is Back!

When we released Mighty Stitch earlier this year, it proved to be so popular that we sold out of many of colors of this fabulous acrylic/wool yarn! But now, all colors are back in stock, just in time for holiday gift knitting and crocheting.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Lampwork Hat + Mitts

Welcome to the ninth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we’re featuring the Lampwork Hat and Mittens pattern, the perfect coordinating accessories. The hats are worked with Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn but they would be equally wonderful (and giftable!) in Swish Worsted! The fingerless mitts are worked in the lighter weight Wool of the Andes Sport Yarn, and are great to wear on their own, or layered over a pair of full-fingered mittens.

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Free Pattern: A Very Danger Christmas

Have you started decorating your home for the holidays? We have a brand new collection to add to your decor - and it's free! Check out the marvelous Rebecca Danger's A Very Danger Christmas collection!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Andean Chullo Hat

We're officially over halfway through our 12 Weeks of Gifting and for the seventh week, we're offering you the Andean Chullo Hat pattern - available as a free download, but for one week only! After Tuesday 11/25, this pattern will revert back to it's normal price ($4.99) once the clock strikes midnight. My favorite part about this pattern is that it includes charts for 4 different versions - there's really something for everyone! Since the hat is knit in Palette, the color combinations are truly endless and these 4 versions are just the beginning!

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Staff Projects – Accessories + Ornament Edition!

The weather is turning chilly, the evenings are darker, and the needles around Knit Picks sure have been busy! Check out some of the staff projects we've been working on. They're accessories that knit up quickly and might be perfect for your upcoming gift list!

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: Woodland Winter Mittens

Welcome to the sixth week in our Twelve Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week we're featuring the beloved Woodland Winter Mittens pattern. Knit your way through the seasons with nature scenes that span both mittens in each pair. Falling leaves, grazing elk, Northern lights, snowflakes, snow birds, and a sprouting seed to signify the beginning of spring will keep your needles busy! This pattern has a whopping 44 pages and includes three colorways - Original, Bright and our newest: Stormy (shown above), all for free, for one week only! Hurry over to the Woodland Winter Mittens to see the other colorways and download your very own copy before we're on to our next installment, next Wednesday.

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Twelve Weeks of Gifting: The Impressionist Afghan

For the fifth week of our Twelve Weeks of Gifting, where we bring you free patterns available for one week only, we're offering up the Impressionist Afghan pattern! Knit up in a gradient of Stroll Tweed colors held double, this blanket has wonderful drape, and is the perfect size for staying cozy on the couch. The pattern features simple garter stitch for the body and a lovely leaf motif for the border, a perfect project to keep you company while you work through your favorite movies this fall! The Impressionist Afghan is free through next Tuesday, so grab a copy and check back next Wednesday for the sixth pattern in our series!

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Holiday Crafting Starts…Now!

It's that time of the year when crafters of all kinds begin to plan out their list of handmade holiday gifts. And to help you out, we are bringing you 12 Weeks of Gifting! Each week, we will reveal a pattern that is perfect for the holiday gifting season - but hurry, each pattern will be free as a pattern download for one week only! After the one-week mark, it returns back to its normal pattern price

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