Category Archives: Inspiration

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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tilework afghan pattern at knitpicks.com
Playing with Color

Many knitters become frustrated when it comes to color selection. There are many reasons for this, but often the sheer volume of colors to choose from is the culprit. Add in the important task of choosing which yarn to use, and many knitters can become frozen in fear. It's not hard to become quickly overwhelmed! Of course, we try to make it easy by pairing well-designed patterns with the most appropriate yarn - in a beautiful (at least in our opinion) color combination. But what if you don't fall in love at first site? What if you like the pattern but don't know how to choose new colors... How do you take the designer's pick as inspiration for your own color choices? Let us give you some inspiration for playing with color.

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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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