Category Archives: Inspiration

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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Don’t Panic!

It's not too late to order holiday gifts! That's right... we're offering FREE 2-Day Shipping for customers in the contiguous United States when you spend over $75. That means you still have time to get that gift still lingering on your list - or maybe a little something for yourself! We've made it super easy to get this deal. 1. Do a bit of shopping, at least $75. 2. Enter promo code FREE2DAY16 3. At checkout, select 2-day shipping & handling. 4. Relax!

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Free Holiday Printable Gift Tags from Knit Picks
Free Holiday Gift Tags for the Crafty Giver

You've finished making all your presents (go you!) and now it's time to put the finishing touches on your handmade masterpieces. In the spirit of one-of-a-kind gifts, we've made several unique, fiber-focused gift tags to garnish your gift.

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A Different Way to Give Handmade

A few years ago, a knitter friend of mine presented me with a different way to give handmade gifts: don’t gift finished projects. It was a revelation. Business As Usual It seems to be a common progression amongst knitters.  When you first learn to knit you think to yourself “I’ll never have to buy another gift again! From now on, everyone in my life will receive thoughtfully planned, lovingly created, unique handmade treasures!”

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Monthly Yarn Sale – Stroll Hand Painted

If you’re ready for some color to perk up the darker months, you’ll love December’s Monthly Yarn Sale: 20% off all Stroll Hand Painted. Although we have yet to hit “official” Winter, some days it feels like the best of Fall is behind us. Where we call home, the leaves have fallen, the grey days seem to have set in, and it’s anyone guess the next time we’ll see real sunshine. Even the affirmed sun-averse like myself can find ourselves yearning for something bright. Stroll Hand Painted is the perfect answer, especially at 20% off!

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December 2016 Calendar

Happy December! It's hard to believe that 2016 is nearly over. For the final month of the year, we're feeling the blues - the pretty blues of our Palette yarn! Our latest free downloadable calendar features our beloved Palette, in shades from the pretty Opal Heather to the deep dark gorgeous Navy. Perfect for all sorts of projects, Palette really shines when it comes to colorwork - you can create your own masterpiece today!

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Gift Guide for New Knitters from KnitPicks.com
Give the Gift of Knitting & Crocheting

Among the greatest blessings in my life (along with pre-cooked sausages and Amazon Prime), I count knitting and crocheting at the very top. The joy, fulfillment and unwinding (pun intended) they have brought into my life are beyond measure. Though my crafting journey has been marked with many tears (I still get PTSD when I drop a stitch), I am eternally grateful to my patient coworkers for starting me on this lifelong adventure. My very first crochet project was a cowl in our super soft Billow cotton yarn. Despite the shockingly uneven stitches, I don't think there was a prouder gal that cold winter day of 2012.

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Thanksgiving Chill Zone

sure I spend some serious time with my needles, surrounded by my family, making pretty things. If you haven't already planned something crafty to do over the long holiday weekend, let us help you! We've put together a weekend's worth of knit and crochet projects, must-watch movies to get you in the holiday spirit, and the perfect snacks and drinks to enjoy. Join us in the Knit Picks Thanksgiving Chill Zone! For family movie night To make: Zick Zack Scarf (pattern on Ravelry) with our NEW Chroma Twist yarn. To eat: Melon & Prosciutto Skewers To drink: Cranberry Moscow Mule To watch: Home Alone (Scarf photo courtesy of Ravelry user KimberlyGKnits) For your lazy Sunday afternoon

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