Category Archives: Inspiration

Top Instagram Posts, This Spring

From pastel ombre shawls to fiber pun enamel pins to sheep traffic jams, we've rounded up a few of our top Instagram posts from the last few months. We love sharing our projects and pretty yarn pictures on Instagram, as well as your projects! Make sure to tag your posts with @knit_picks so we can see your lovely photos.

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Introducing Artful Arches

I have a deep love of hand knitted socks - I love to knit them and I love to wear them. I also have an addiction to pretty handpainted sock yarn, but it's often difficult to find patterns that will play nicely with multicolored yarn. So we came up with entire book to show off our prettiest skeins - introducing Artful Arches.

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Behind the Scenes for 9 Lives

You guys. Have you seen the new 9 Lives pattern collection?! Our latest pattern collection, is a celebration of cats and the people who love them. You guys. Have you seen the new 9 Lives pattern collection?! Our latest pattern collection, is a celebration of cats and the people who love them. The planning meeting was so much fun and you should have heard the chorus of "squees!" in the office every time received progress photos from the test knitters. Today, I'm bringing you some behind the scenes photos from our shoot at the wonderful local kitty cafe, Purringtons Cat Lounge!

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Mom's Day Chill Zone at knitpicks.com
Mom’s Day Chill Zone

Mother’s Day is this weekend, and we know that many of you in the US will be celebrating in one way or another. Maybe you’re the mom being served burned toast and weak coffee in bed, or you’re planning a fancy brunch for your mother and extended family… or perhaps you’re spending a quiet Sunday at home. No matter what’s on your agenda, we hope knitting will be a part of your day. We’ve gathered some ideas for you: projects ...

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Gnome and Toadstool Scarf Pattern from KnitPicks.com
KP Classroom: Intarsia

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 intarsia, which is a technique used when working with blocks of colour, so that you don’t have to carry the yarn across the back of the work.

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Designer Interview - Rebekah Berkompas, Baby Moc-a-Soc
Designer Interview – Rebekah Berkompas

Rebekah Berkompas is one of the most versatile designers involved in Knit Picks' Independent Designer Partnership program, with a wide-ranging collection of knits, from practical kitchen patterns to booties of all sizes and lovely shawls.

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Free Pattern – Cat Face Dishcloth

Welcome to Week 18 of our Clean & Crafty Free Pattern series! We're all about kitty cats this week with the publication of our 9 Lives collection so it's no surprise we just had to release this adorable Cat Face Dishcloth today!

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Celebrating Mom!

Mother's Day in the US is coming up quick! If you are at a loss at what you should do to celebrate the mom in your life, we have a few suggestions.

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