Category Archives: holiday

Ready to Wrap

The staff at Knit Picks loves the holidays because we get to share all our crafty expertise with friends and family from baking treats to knitting with steeks. We also know that ambition can get the best of us, therefore, this year we designed for our gift giving-loving customers a menagerie of Ready to Wrap Gifts!

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Smitten Kitchen Pecan Pie Recipe
Holiday Food and Drink Round-up

Spending time with family for the holidays is always nice, but I have to admit I’m usually most excited for the food. Seems to me most everyone on the KP team feels similarly. I asked everyone what their favorite holiday meals and drinks were, and they had a LOT to say.

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Merry Knitmas Pattern Collection from KnitPicks.com
It’s beginning to look a lot like Knitmas …

You know that one friend of yours that is obnoxiously pro-Christmas? That starts listening to holiday tunes in September (ok, ok ... in August), regales their cubicle with all manner of tinsel and twinkling lights, and won't stop droning on about how it's the most wooooonderful time of the year? Hi, meet me! I am unabashedly festive in my heart all year long, which means the release of our Merry Knitmas holiday pattern collection fills me with yuletide joy.

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A Different Way to Give Handmade

A few years ago, a knitter friend of mine presented me with a different way to give handmade gifts: don’t gift finished projects. It was a revelation. Business As Usual It seems to be a common progression amongst knitters.  When you first learn to knit you think to yourself “I’ll never have to buy another gift again! From now on, everyone in my life will receive thoughtfully planned, lovingly created, unique handmade treasures!”

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Gift Guide for New Knitters from KnitPicks.com
Give the Gift of Knitting & Crocheting

Among the greatest blessings in my life (along with pre-cooked sausages and Amazon Prime), I count knitting and crocheting at the very top. The joy, fulfillment and unwinding (pun intended) they have brought into my life are beyond measure. Though my crafting journey has been marked with many tears (I still get PTSD when I drop a stitch), I am eternally grateful to my patient coworkers for starting me on this lifelong adventure. My very first crochet project was a cowl in our super soft Billow cotton yarn. Despite the shockingly uneven stitches, I don't think there was a prouder gal that cold winter day of 2012.

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Fun with Fair Isle Sachets Pattern - Knitpicks.com
12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Lavender Sachet Pattern!

Welcome to this week's FREE Twelve Weeks of Gifting pattern: Fun with Fair Isle Lavender Sachets! Whether you like to brighten the scent of your knits with lavender, or need a small project in which to try fair isle knitting for the very first time, these sachets are the perfect portable project.

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15% off Knit Picks Exclusive Merchandise!

The Big Sale is still going, and it’s a great time to take advantage of our special deals on our exclusive tools and cases. Right now, we’re offering 15% off Knit Picks exclusive merchandise. Save on an a selected assortment of accessories, and there’s sure to be something perfect for your craft room or as a gift this holiday season.

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12 Weeks of Gifting – Free Forest Path Blanket Pattern!

Welcome to week six in our 12 Weeks of Gifting series of free patterns! This week's special (free) treat is the Forest Path Blanket pattern! Easy granny stripes in our popular and sturdy Wool of the Andes Worsted yarn makes this the perfect project to return to time after time. Easy to memorize and cozy to use, download this pattern for free this week and put those crochet hooks to work!

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