Category Archives: socks

Choosing the Right Project For Handpainted Yarn

I adore Hawthorne. I've worked with all of the lines (Multi, Kettle, Speckle, and our new Tonal) and I just love all of the finished projects. Since I've been using it  in so many projects, I thought I'd reshare some of tips & tricks for working with what can be a challenging yarn to some people - Hawthorne Multi. While Tonal, Kettle, and Speckle will look great in most patterns, the colorful Multi can be an adventure to find the perfect project.

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Podcast 259: Fantastic Felici

You might think you know our stupendous, self-striping sock yarn, Felici, with it's sensously soft 75% Merino Wool, 25% Nylon blend and ever-changing selection of brilliant colors, in classic fingering or new worsted weights. Whether you're a devoted follower or a burgeoning novitiate, you might be surprised at what you learn with this glimpse behind the scenes for one of our favorite yarns to develop.

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Artful Arches Sock Pattern Collection from KnitPicks.com
Behind the Scenes of Artful Arches

When you work here at Knit Picks, you never know when you'll be called upon to model, or what. One day it might be mittens, another day a glorious shawl - or most recently, socks! Here's a peek at behind the scenes photography of Artful Arches, our new sock pattern collection.

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Introducing Artful Arches

I have a deep love of hand knitted socks - I love to knit them and I love to wear them. I also have an addiction to pretty handpainted sock yarn, but it's often difficult to find patterns that will play nicely with multicolored yarn. So we came up with entire book to show off our prettiest skeins - introducing Artful Arches.

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Sock Yarn Sale!

With the warmer weather on the way, it's time for small lightweight projects. To get you started, it's time for our Sock Yarn Sale!

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Knit Picks Classroom: Sock School

In my humble opinion, handmade socks are the perfect project  - they can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be, they're small and portable so they can be worked on anywhere, a typical pair of socks takes less than 100 grams of yarn and, best of all,  the end product is something everyone can use. Now is the best time to get in on the fun - our fabulous Felici sock yarn is now on sale!

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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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Free Pattern Friday – Toasty Toes!

Socks are, in my humble opinion, the perfect summer project. Small, portable, and fun - they're constantly on my needles all year long. Also, since I love knitting with wool, they're light enough so I'm not dying of heat while working on them, like I would be with a heavier project. Plus, they are something I can wear right away instead of waiting until the weather cools enough for sweaters. Well, if you are looking for some fun sock patterns to try out this summer, look no further than Toasty Toes! While you can get this gorgeous collection in book and eBook form for a low price, each of these 12 patterns are available for download for free!

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Felici is BACK!

Great news! Felici, our beloved stripey sock yarn, is back with new colors! Clockwise, L-R: Dark Side, Balloon Ride, Sprinkles, Bubble, Kaleidoscope, Ever After, Eclipse, Beyond the Wall, Lost Lakes, Sunset. Aren't they gorgeous? These are are our 10 new colors, plus we brought back our classic Rainbow and Time Traveler. Since Felici is limited time yarn, we get to have a lot of fun with coming up with new colorways for you to have fun with - of course if the colors are a big hit (such as Rainbow & Time Traveler), we bring them back, but mainly we just like to create new special colors for you to enjoy!

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