Category Archives: Inspiration

Free Knotted Cables Dishcloth pattern from KnitPicks.com
KP Classroom: Learn to Knit Cables

Welcome to the Knit Picks Classroom, where you can polish up your crafting education from the comfort of your own couch! Each month we will focus on a specific skill. This month you'll learn how to knit cables.

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New Video Tutorials – KP Quicks

Here at Knit Picks, we’re starting a series of helpful new video knitting tutorials specifically intended to provide immediate gratification of your knitting instructional needs with direct, no frills tutorials called KP Quicks. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFY7VuAYK2s[/embed]

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Spring: A Time to Flourish!

Are you ready for spring? I certainly am! After our especially cold, rainy winter in the Pacific Northwest, I'm ready to shed my heavy wool sweaters and wear some lighter, brighter garments that match the beautiful blooming flowers and trees starting to appear. Which is why I'm so excited about Flourish, our new spring collection that is filled with lacy tees, lightweight cardigans, and bold colors. I want to introduce you to a few of my favorite pieces- things I can't wait to cast on for!

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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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Spring Cleaning

Move over, bleach and ammonia - a new cleaning superhero is in town! May I introduce essential oils, nature's affordable, eco-friendly, and just as effective (if not more) alternative to store bought cleaners. For the last year, we've been featuring a free dishcloth pattern every week, so I thought it would be fun to explore natural cleaners to use with your dishcloths. Not only are conventional cleaners expensive, they can also be hazardous to your health and the environment. Using essential oils to create your own cleaning spray is safe for your family's health and phenomenal at eradicating salmonella, e.coli, MRSA, pneumonia and a slew of other insidious little nasties (source). This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc. Let's get started!

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Top Instagram Posts for 2016 from KnitPicks.com
Top Instagram Posts

We love sharing our projects and pretty yarn pictures on Instagram, as well as your projects! Here are a few of our top Instagram posts from the last few months: https://www.instagram.com/p/BRbeUJvDkI0/?taken-by=knit_picks

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Romantic Knits - The Caddington Wrap knit pattern at www.knitpicks.com
Romantic Knits – the Sunday Morning Collection

Introducing Sunday Morning Prepare to fall in love with Sunday Morning, a romantic, flowing collection of garments that will inspire your inner daydreamer. Soft pastels and a loose gauge show off light yarns in eight projects - including tank tops, short-sleeved tops, and lacy cardigans. Let me introduce you to a few of my favorite romantic knits from this fabulous collection!

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Introducing Felici Worsted

Felici lovers, it's time to celebrate! Your favorite ultra soft self-striping yarn is back, bigger and better than ever! We brought back some of our best-selling colorways - and your favorites! All the things you love about Felici Sock Yarn is now available in worsted-weight: Superwash Merino at 19.5 microns (layman's translation: super-duper soft) for amazing next-to-skin-softness, with a bit of nylon for strength and durability. Introducing Felici Worsted, for everything from socks to washable accessories.

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Introducing Stroll Gradient

We’ve done a lot with Stroll, our soft, sturdy and all-around delicious Merino/Nylon sock blend, but nothing quite like this. Stroll Gradient is a 100g skein with handpainted color changes that extend the entire length of the skein. No repeats, no striping, just blended blocks of lovely color.

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