Category Archives: Inspiration

Catamaran Shawl Kit from KnitPicks.com
New kits for easy crafting

I'm a one-click type of shopping gal. Hours spent perusing, coordinating, compiling? Nooooo, thank you. If I could, I would do all my shopping with one stroke of the almighty mouse: one click and poof! There's my spring wardrobe! Another click and viola! There's my living room redecorating supplies. That's why I love our kits so much - they make crafty shopping so much easier. We do the coordinating and compiling; you do the crafting (and saving)! Here are a few new kits I've been eyeing: I recently binged watch the entire Agatha Christy Poirot detective series. The Mystery varn value pack in our bouncy and lush Paragon yarn is full of luxurious hues refined enough for even the most fastidious Belgian gentleman's taste.

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Taking Stock of the Stash: Knit Picks Organizational Tips

January is a month for clean sweeps and fresh starts. We compile lists of resolutions that can span from the achievable to the nearly impossible. As crafters we all know the resolution to organize the craft space can seem more impossible then achievable.  Especially after a year of fawning over new yarn colors, downloading pattern after pattern, testing out new needles and hooks, surrounding ourselves in a plethora of supplies. We at Knit Picks definitely understand your plight and offer some helpful tips to take stock of the stash.

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Book Sale: Great Craft Books for Winter

The Knit Picks Winter Book Sale is the perfect opportunity to celebrate surviving the holidays. All of our holiday gift and decor crafting is done, but we're still deep in Winter, settling in for hibernation after the hustle and bustle. In other words, we're at great time to dive deep into some serious crafting. Whether your New Year's resolutions involve learning new skills, finishing old projects, or just dedicating more time to the crafts you love, we have a book for you. And with the Winter Book Sale, you can treat yourself to a special gift at 40% off! Here's just a sampling of some of the wonderful books we adore that you'll find on sale.

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Mighty Stitch Yarn from KnitPicks.com
Mighty Stitch Love

My skin is what I call 'princess skin' - there are very few yarns it can tolerate. Super duper soft Mighty Stitch is one of the lucky few fibers that will adorn my neck. Available in worsted, bulky and super bulky, save 20% on Mighty Stitch for the month of January! Here is my portfolio of Mighty Stitch projects. I guess you can say I'm a fan! A cowl in Mighty Stitch Bulky held double for my mom in her favorite jewel tones. Pattern: Amazing Seed Stitch Wrap

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Knit Picks Winger 2017 Catalog: Woodsmoke Collection. www.knitpicks.com
The Knit Picks Winter 2017 Catalog is here!

We have so many exciting things to show you! Our new Knit Picks Winter 2017 Catalog is in the mail (look for it in the next few days), and it is packed with SO MUCH fun stuff! Let's start with the big news: NEW Foursquare Needles We'll be talking more about our fabulous new needles in detail later this week, but for now here are the highlights: Our NEW Foursquare Needles are a little different - and a lot of fun! We took the same smooth, laminated birch of our popular Majestic needles and squared them. The slightly rounded corners provide a comfortable extra grip for your fingers and yarn, helping to keep your hands limber and your stitches even. Foursquare Needles  are available in Straight Needles, Interchangeable Tips, DPNs, and Fixed Circular Needles.

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Free January desktop calendar from KnitPicks.com
January 2017 Calendar

Ah, a fresh, shiny new year! As Anne of Green Gables said, “Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” For 2017, we are looking forward to all the mistake-free days ahead, full of new adventures, mountains to conquer and stitches to make! Wanda the Woolly captures our attitude perfectly, as she gazes into the future atop a mountain of 100% wool Super Tuff Puff, perfect for quick accessories and home decor. Download your calendar today and dream of the masterpieces you will create in 2017!

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Our 2017 Crafty Resolutions

With our holiday gift crafting winding down (except for me - I'm always behind so all my gifts are late!), we're turning our thoughts to 2017 and what our goals are for the new year! So we got together and came up with our personal crafting resolutions!

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Luxury Yarn Sale – Save Up to 40%!

Whoa, big sale alert! We have over 500 of our oh-so-fancy luxury yarns on sale for up to 40% off through January 2nd! Alpaca, silk, cashmere, merino, mohair - they're all included so you can treat yourself to any of these stellar fiber blends without breaking the bank. Enjoy the silky smooth shine of Luminance or the soft bounce of Preciosa while the sale is on! Need some knitting inspiration? Read on for some of our favorite pattern collections that feature these stellar skeins!

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Top 5 Patterns of 2016

This time of year, many of us crafters are looking for some brand new projects to start for ourselves! So I thought I'd do a round up of our best selling patterns from 2016, both to inspire you and to see what your fellow Knit Picks lovers worked on this year! #1 - Hue Shift Afghan This is, by far, our most popular pattern year after year! And it's easy to see why - it's a super fun knit (those squares are just addicting) and looks gorgeous. It's also easy to switch colors or yarns for your own personal preference. The original is in Brava Sport while I made a version in Mighty Stitch (which I LOVE). I've also seen versions in so many creative colorways - check out the projects on Ravelry!

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Top Five Yarn Lines 2016

I bring you our first top five list for 2016 – The Top Five Yarn Lines. As the merchandise planner For Knit Picks I especially enjoy analyzing what keeps your needles and hooks active and wanted to share what YOU made our most popular yarn lines. There weren’t too many surprises, basics are key with this crowd, and I’m sure we all have a hank or two of these in our stash.

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