Are you ready for spring? I certainly am! After our especially cold, rainy winter in the Pacific Northwest, I’m ready to shed my heavy wool sweaters and wear some lighter, brighter garments that match the beautiful blooming flowers and trees starting to appear. Which is why I’m so excited about Flourish, our new spring collection that is filled with lacy tees, lightweight cardigans, and bold colors. I want to introduce you to a few of my favorite pieces- things I can’t wait to cast on for!Read more »
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.
Move over, bleach and ammonia – a new cleaning superhero is in town! May I introduce essential oils, nature’s affordable, eco-friendly, and just as effective (if not more) alternative to store bought cleaners.
For the last year, we’ve been featuring a free dishcloth pattern every week, so I thought it would be fun to explore natural cleaners to use with your dishcloths. Not only are conventional cleaners expensive, they can also be hazardous to your health and the environment. Using essential oils to create your own cleaning spray is safe for your family’s health and phenomenal at eradicating salmonella, e.coli, MRSA, pneumonia and a slew of other insidious little nasties (source). This spray is perfect for cleaning hard surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, etc.
Let’s get started!Read more »
Luise O’Neill is one of the more prolific and successful designers that we at Knit Picks have the pleasure of working with. She is not only active in the Independent Designer Partnership program, but a regular contributor to our exclusive collections.Read more »
Explore the origin of some of the most commonly used knitting terms, with occasional tangents into knitting history!
A new month means a new monthly yarn sale! For April, Aloft, our lace yarn with a kickin’ halo, is 20% off! Luxuriously soft, light and airy, Aloft is a dreamy blend of 72% mohair and 28% silk that you will want to knit with again and again. The silk adds a radiant core that shimmers and shines through the soft halo of the mohair, while adding a beautiful drape and texture to any shawl, stole or scarf.Read more »
Happy April! Did you enjoy our fun April Fool’s prank yesterday? We had a lot of fun putting it together but rest assured, we will continue to be Knit Picks forever and not Pasta Picks, as fun as that sounds!
We have two free downloadable calendars this month! You can choose the fun pasta version to make you smile each day or you can be inspired by our pretty spring palette of Dishie yarn. Whichever you choose, you can be sure to gaze on on lovely yarn all month long.Read more »
Hello! You may have noticed some changes around here. We’re so excited to introduce Pasta Picks! While fiber arts are our first love, we’ve decided to embark on a new journey into our second love- pasta!Read more »