Category Archives: Inspiration

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New Yarn Sneak Peek!

We have a brand new yarn coming out this week and just can't keep quiet about it any longer!  This yarn super soft, machine washable, lightweight and the ultimate solution for easy care and all weather knitting and crocheting! Intrigued?  Keep an eye on the website for newest member of our yarn family!

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Back to School Shopping: Flash Sale edition

I'm the mom of two boys who go back to school on Wednesday, and can I tell you: I am soooo over back-to-school shopping! Done... finished... please don't make me buy another pencil or pair of socks. The thought of going back to One. More. Store. is enough to bring tears to my eyes. But yarn? Oh, I could do some yarn shopping for SURE! And lucky for me - and you! - there's a little flash sale happening right now.

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Knit Picks staff: Amber
Things we love: staff favorites

Did you know that every one of the Knit Picks staff knits and/or crochets? In fact, even our customer service representatives are experienced knitters - along with two of our IT staff members. It's true - we're knitters too! We thought you might enjoy meeting some of our staff and seeing a few of their favorite items. Knit Picks staff favorites: Michelle's picks

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Behind the Scenes: Creating Hawthorne

If you're anything like me, you've been drooling over our new Hawthorne yarn colors. I cannot wait to spend many happy evenings knitting colorful scarves and baby sweaters with the delicious new Multi colors and Tonal line.

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Create Your Own Milestones and Memories Projects

Growing up, my beloved grandmother always knit or crocheted at least two afghans for her grandkids. One was given to us right after we were born (mine was a Raggedy Ann & Andy blanket), the other was given when we were 18 and was a series of squares, some plain, some with our favorite colors, some with pictures of things we loved (cats and books features heavily on mine - not much has changed). With that in mind, we have put together a collection with a similar theme - the Milestones and Memories collection.

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Podcast 260: Handsome Handpaints

Everyone loves a colorful yarn, and we've always been particularly proud of our gorgeous sock yarn, Hawthorne. Inspired by the crush we all have on the newest addition to the Knit Picks lineup, Hawthorne Tonal, we thought we'd take some time to explore hand painted yarn, from both technical and aesthetic points of view

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Chroma Twist Bulky Close-up
The Monthly Yarn Sale: Chroma

This month's yarn sale is all about Chroma. Chroma Fingering. Chroma Worsted. Chroma Twist Fingering. Chroma Twist Bulky... Shall we make more? Enjoy 20% off our color-transitioning superstar and while you are at it download one of our amazing free patterns designed just for Chroma's unique color blends.

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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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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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