Category Archives: KP Staff Projects

Cat on Sweater
Spring Break- 2017 Crafty Resolutions Check In

Wondering how the Knit Picks staff is faring with their New Year's Resolutions now that a quarter of the year has passed? I was too, since, statistically speaking those with remaining New Years Resolutions, like myself, have less than a 50% percent chance of completing them. ACK! But I'm a glass-half-full type, so I'm confident there is still time. Let's see how the others have progressed since our last check in.

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Hurrah for Super Tuff Puff!

If you know me, you know I love big yarn! That's why I was so excited when we decided to take our already sizeable super bulky yarn, Tuff Puff, and make it EVEN BIGGER! The result is Super Tuff Puff, a gigundo (a technical term) yarn that gets an astonishing 1.5 stitches to the inch, and it's perfect for projects with strong visual punch. Simple stitch patterns really stand out in it, and it knits up so fast it's a bit dizzying.

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Meet Daniel!

We have recently had some staff changes here at the Knit Picks office. It took a few months to find just the right person, but we are happy to introduce. . .me! I’m Daniel, and I am the new Administrative Assistant for Knit Picks. I’ll be around to do the fiddly, little things that no one else has the time (or inclination) for. In addition, I am the new Coordinator for our Independent Designer Partnership Program, so if you are one of our Independent Designers (or would like to be!) you’ll be working with me.

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Introducing…Wonderfluff!

Everybody, I'm more excited than a kid on Christmas morning to introduce you to our newest yarn line. It's a yarn I have wanted us to carry for ages, because the softness, lightness, and warmth are just incredible.

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WIP Intarsia Knitting Baby Blanket
All About the Blankets – Intarsia Style

Hello Stash Readers! Hold onto to your hats, not only for the impending fall winds, but because I am making an intarsia baby blanket. You may remember me from my intro podcast or the post about my knitting the Learn to Knit Kit Scarf, if not I will give you a brief introduction. I am the merchandise planner for Knit Picks and new to completed project knitting. I'm great at starting things, but I was always merely dabbling. It wasn't until I started working here that the bug truly took hold, maybe a little slower than others, but I've caught it and have gone a touch off the rails. Once I mastered the knit stitch, completing my garter stitch scarf, I started another scarf in Tuff Puff practicing stockinette, and that is coming along swimmingly.

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Baby Knits!

Our new Knits for Everybody collection couldn't have come at a better time! My sister is about to have a baby in November which means that I immediately threw out my old queue of knitting projects and cast on for every baby project I could think of. Now, it's been a long time since I've been around a baby and it's hard to remember how absolutely teeny tiny they are when they're brand new. Instead of winging it and just guesstimating the size of a newborn baby, I turned to Knits for Everybody to help me find just the right size!

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Knits for Everybody – Emily’s Striped Mittens!

Over the next few weeks, we'll be celebrating the release of our new collection "Knits for Everybody" by seeing how members of the Knit Picks staff have used these basic patterns to create something truly unique. This week, we're highlighting Knit Picks Graphic Designer Emily, who made adult mittens in a unique striped colorway! Here are the details, from Emily: I'll happily admit it: I'm a stripe addict. I own at least nine striped shirts, a pair of striped shoes, tank tops, shorts, dresses, you name it. I'm currently knitting a striped sweater AND cowl with stripes. I can't get enough! To me, stripes are the perfect design, with their endless possibilities and classic good looks.

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The husband learns to knit
My Dude Learns to Knit

Question every crafter secretly longs to ask their significant other. All our future evenings and weekends for the rest of eternity hinged upon his answer. "Can I teach you to knit?" I rather hopelessly asked. "Hmmmm .. no." Heartbreak. Then, joy of all joys, a month later he enthusiastically exclaimed, "Can you please teach me to knit? I really want to learn!" (Lesson learned: give him time to mull). We took our needles and Dishie yarn to a local tea shop, and over a steaming mug of Brain Power tea, we dove into the wonderful world of cast-ons, knits and purls, as tickled strangers smiled at the cute couple crafting dishcloths together.

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