Category Archives: Inspiration

Introducing Hawthorne Tonal (plus colors in Multi!)

IT'S HERE!!! The newest addition to our popular Hawthorne yarn family is Hawthorne Tonal, featuring beguiling, shifting depths of rich color. These 12 hand painted lovelies provide a subtle and sophisticated counterpoint to the wild chromo-diversity of Hawthorne Multi.  And least you think it's a repeat of our Hawthorne Kettle Dye, take a closer look. While Kettle Dye features several shades of the same color, Tonal brings in touches of analogous colors, with undertones and highlights of tones from similar color families. Can you just imagine the brilliant shawls, sweaters, socks and hats these would make? Drool!  

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Interchangeable needle sets 25% off at knitpicks.com
Exciting & New – Summer 2017

Oh boy, are we excited here at Knit Picks! Today our new catalog launches, and it has some very fun new items I think you are going to absolutely LOVE. Read on to see what's exciting & new for Summer 2017! The BIG News: Hawthorne Tonal

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New Hawthorne yarn from KnitPicks.com
New Hawthorne Yarn: Sneak Peek!

It is hard for me to adequately convey how excited I am about our upcoming Hawthorne yarn updates. Keeping it a secret has been close to not peeking at the Christmas presents when I was a kid. Just because I CANNOT WAIT until this Wednesday when we realize them, here is a sneak peek of the delicious hand painted hues coming soon!

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Monthly Yarn Sale – Wonderfluff!

Softer than a kitten, fluffier than a cloud, Wonderfluff is a technological marvel! Silky baby alpaca and fleecy merino fibers are blown into and caught in a lightweight tube of nylon mesh. The result is a yarn that's beautifully bulky yet lightweight and warm, with surprising resiliency. Wonderfluff works with a wide range of needle sizes and with 142 yards per 50g, the generous yardage allows for large, luxurious projects that won't break the bank. Normally $6.99 a ball, it’s now just $5.59 through the end of July!

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New must-have books!

We just love book sale time here at Knit Picks! 40% off all books is pretty impressive on it's own, but considering you can get even the newest titles at 40% off, our book sale goes from "pretty awesome" to "I MUST BUY ALL THE BOOKS" in a heartbeat. Here are just a few of my favorite new books, all of which are available at 40% off through July 24.

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Podcast 258: Beginning Lace

Shawls for All, our new mix-and-match shawl collection, has been something of a pet project for a few people around Knit Picks, and we really think that Joyce Fassbender, the brains behind the collection, has really given us something special.

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to our US friends! We hope your day is filled with friends, family, sunshine and (of course) yarn! (and a very happy Tuesday to the rest of the world)

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Free Downloadable July Calendar from Knit Picks
Free Downloadable July Calendar

Happy July! It's hard to believe that we are halfway through 2017. With the sun shining and the air heating up, it's time to reach for those light & airy projects so this month, our free downloadable July calendar features our gorgeous 100% silk yarn Luminance - perfect for use in our gorgeous new lace collections Luxurious Lace and Shawls For All!

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Crafting on the Go

One of my favorite things about beginning my knitting adventure a year ago was how it transformed traveling. No longer were airport waits, interminable subway rides or rainier-than-expected vacations a thing to be feared. With a project in hand, the longest delays are bearable – even fun! Here are a few photos of our staffs’ crafting on the go adventures.

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You Can Never Have Enough Luxurious Lace

It’s been a while since Knit Picks to put out an advanced lace collection and we’re quite excited to present this year’s offering, Luxurious Lace. We decided on the name because of the stunningly sophisticated stitches, the deliciously indulgent yarn, and because our graphic designer refused to create a logo for our working title: OMG THESE ARE SO PRETTY.

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