Category Archives: holiday

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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Halloween Knitting Projects: Little Monster Vest www.knitpicks.com
Halloween Project Round-Up

I am continually amazed at the creativity of knitters! From the pattern designers that turn our fiber into amazing projects for us to knit, to the crafters who create beautiful items with those designs, my breath is taken away daily. Since Halloween is just around the corner, I've rounded up a handful of my favorite Halloween knitting projects featuring Knit Picks yarns. Halloween Knitting Projects: Little Monster Vest

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Christmas in July!

Warm weather got you down? Say "Bah-HUMBUG" to popsicles and swimsuits, now's the perfect time to start prepping your knitting queue for holiday gift-giving and winter decorations! Knitting takes time so grab a copy of our new Handmade Holiday pattern collection, get those needles started and you might just have your list of knits finished in time for December. Let's take a peek inside our collection of holiday ornaments, you're sure to find the perfect little knit, no matter the season.

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