Category Archives: Knit Picks Designers

Bringing Nature Home

I'm a huge fan of nature, as I'm sure those of you who have read my other blogs will know! Walking through a sunny field or a lush forest is an experience that I treasure. But during the colder months, it's hard to really enjoy too much of the outdoors before getting chilly. That's why in my latest collection, Hearth and Home, I bring the beauty of nature indoors!

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Beautiful Baltic Lace is back!

If you're looking for a lovely, Estonian-inspired project, try the Baltic Lace Shawl kit! This shawl is influenced by the incredible lace knitting of Estonia. Complete with the traditional 'Greta Garbo' border pattern and plenty of nupps, the Karukell Shawl is worked as one rectangular piece, with an edging knit on.

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Podcast Episode 218: Light Basics Interview with Kerin

This week, Jenny talks with Knit Picks designer Kerin about her latest pattern collection, Light Basics. Hear all about the inspiration for this collection which focuses on using fingering weight yarns for all of its designs. In addition to talking about the collection as a whole, Kerin shares some insight into her design process and talks about the design details that go into creating larger sizes while maintaining a comfortable and flattering fit. Next, Kerin and Jenny talk through each of the 6 designs while highlighting specific design and construction details. And if you're interested in learning about how to customize any of the designs, Kerin has a few tips and ideas on how to use the included knitter's graph paper! And be sure to check out the link below to find the eBook, printed version and individual pattern downloads for this collection: Light Basics collection 3 easy ways to listen...

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Simply stylish knits in the new Light Basics collection

There is a lot to be said for simplicity: crisp hem and small gauge goes a long way in basic knitwear. The Light Basics collection features six sophisticated, classic designs that you can wear as staple, go-to garments, or modify with your favorite stitch or color patterns using the included knitting graph paper. Each of the garments is designed to be used with any fingering weight yarn, and can be worn separately or together.

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Announcing Windswept!

Living in Oregon is a constant source of inspiration to me. But for my latest collection, Windswept, I went back to my New Jersey shore roots.

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Podcast Episode 214: Windswept Pattern Collection Interview with Kerin

On this week's episode, Jenny gets a chance to talk with Kerin about her latest pattern collection, Windswept. Inspired by the scenic mid-Atlantic beaches, this collection shows off a versatile set of patterns that are easy-to-wear and take you from warm sunny days to cool evening walks along the boardwalk. Learn more about Kerin's inspiration and design process, in addition to getting a behind-the-scenes look into this stunning 6-pattern collection. The Windswept pattern collection is available as an eBook and as a printed book here: Windswept eBook Windswept printed book And don't forget - you can also purchase single pattern downloads from this stunning pattern collection! 3 easy ways to listen...

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Imagining the Future: A little chunk of the creative process

When you consider the time involved in writing a pattern, knitting the item, photographing it and getting a pattern ready for publication, it’s no wonder we work months and months ahead. It tends to create a strange creative dissonance for me; right now I’m finishing up some patterns for November, yet it’s 75 degrees out today and I’m wearing a tank top. It’s really hard to get in the right frame of mind for what would be cozy in winter when ...

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Coming Full Circle with a free pattern!

Have you seen the awesome sale on Full Circle yarns and fiber? This is your last chance to get it before it’s gone for good! When it first came in, I snagged some Full Circle Bulky. I love the way the colors worked together, and recently I knit up a super warm, super chunky cowl using 7 colors. It only took me about an evening and a half to make the cowl, and it used up little leftover bits ...

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Slow progress is still progress.

With the swatches for my dad’s sweater blocked and measured, I was finally able to get to the math of the pattern! I sketched out what I wanted it to look like, and got to work on measurements. Casting on after so long was a relief. I feel like I’m actually working towards keeping that promise now! And with an ...

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